Teaching Artist, Guitar
Michel received his B.A. in Guitar Performance from the University of Puget Sound and his master’s degree from Roosevelt University/Chicago College of Performing Arts. He attended the Greater Pittsburgh Suzuki Guitar Institute and is a registered Suzuki Association of the Americas Teacher.
Michel studied with world-renowned guitarist Denis Azabagic and has participated in master classes held by such distinguished players as Davis Leisner, Andrea Cannon, Sergio Assad, David Russel, and Denis Azabagic. He is the former Guitar Department Chair of the Lawndale Conservatory at the Ravinia Festival Community Outreach Program. Michel is also an active classical guitarist performing regularly in Chicago venues and his hometown of Springfield, IL. Michel serves as the Guitar Department Chair.