Michael has been playing the guitar professionally for over 25 years and he has also released five critically acclaimed recordings. Michael’s formal education includes a master’s degree from Hollins University and 10 years of private guitar study including classes with Charlie Byrd. After performing for several years for events at the Five star Greenbrier and Homestead Resorts, Michael relocated to Washington, DC in 1991 and has been performing full time for exclusive corporate and private receptions, dinners and weddings as well. Washington’s finest caterers, event planners, event sites & private clubs hire and refer Michael to their most particular clients. In addition, many national and international corporations and associations, including ExxonMobil, Eli Lilly, Tiffany’s, Airline Pilots Association, American Society of Internal Medicine, Goldman Sachs have featured Michael’s music at their Board dinners, conventions, and private celebrations. Michael recently performed a private concert for the Supreme Court Justices and their spouses in the private dining room at the United States Supreme Court.