Raised in Petawawa, Ontario, Michael was introduced to the trumpet in grade school and music became a passion and focus of his life.

Michael completed a Bachelor of Music at the University of  Toronto, focusing on classical trumpet. Michael free-lanced in the Toronto area, playing in various orchestras, ensembles, and solo engagements.

Michael also  completed a Bachelor of Education and enjoyed a full music teaching career in York Region.

Recently, Michael has completed two projects, "In Remembrance", which delves into Canada's contributions and sacrifices in war,  and "Always Loved Never Lost" which  pays tribute to six epic stories of Canada's past.

Two of Michael's  songs have been performed live at two signature events---the 70th Anniversary Ceremony of the Liberation of the Netherlands (Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Holland), and the 100th Anniversary Ceremony for the Battle of Vimy Ridge in Ottawa (National War Memorial),  events covered by major media outlets.

Michael's music has also  been heard on several radio shows including Fresh Air(CBC), Morning Edition( CBC), Weekend AM (CBC), The Maui Celtic Radio Show, the Sunday Coffee Hour, and Canadian Roots.

Michael continues to actively be engaged in songwriting.

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