Michael has been teaching since 2004 both privately and in group settings. He was the Teaching Assistant at the University of Texas at San Antonio from 2007-2009. He is currently finishing his Master of Music in Guitar Performance (expected completion) 2011 at the University of Texas at San Antonio and completed his
Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance (summa cum laude) in 2007 from the Kennesaw State University. Michael has won
numerous scholarships and awards including the 2009 University of Texas at San Antonio Teaching Recognition Award, the
2008 University of Texas at San Antonio Faculty and Alumni Scholarship and the 2006 Music Teachers National Association, Student Achievement Recognition Award. He holds memberships in Guitar Foundation of America and the College Music Society.