I have know this gentleman for the last six years. Michael is outstanding at all percussion instruments from hand drums to xylophone. He is a great set player who led the jazz ensemble that I conducted for two years. He is always extremely well prepared and helps to set high standards for the other ensemble members. He is one of the finest students I have had the opportunity to teach over the last twelve years, compared with other students I would put him in the top five percent with regard to performance. Michael is very mature and has the utmost respect for his colleagues and students. You will be gaining a fine performer and teacher.