Instructors

Raleigh, NC

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Michael Pham

Originally from sunny San Diego, Michael Pham has had a lifelong passion for music. As a kid, his parents would lose sleep because of his urge to practice piano in the dead of night. He transitioned from classical works to covering pop songs which sparked his passion for the piano, and soon after he started composing original works, which earned him bronze in the 2016 Carol Klose/Hal Leonard Composition Competition. Michael moved to North Carolina after graduating from UCSD with a Bachelor's in human biology and a minor in psychology, and as soon as he moved into his first apartment, the digital keyboard was the first piece of furniture set up.

With an insatiable itch to share his music and to create music in a social setting, Michael formed a rough jazz/soft metal trio called Late Night Lowlights, and performs at local venues with a network of talented solo musicians and sister bands in the area. He also plays regularly at a Downtown Durham coffee shop/bar. With over a decade of experience, his eclectic repertoire includes covering classic hits throughout the ages, modern pop songs, movie soundtracks, videogame music, jazz standards, improvisation, classical pieces, and progressive rock.

Michael aims to inspire the same level of passion he has for music to future generations of musicians. His mission is to teach the language of music so that students can fall in love with the art form, have an outlet to express themselves, and polish their artistic abilities and talents with the hope that they will create compositions of their own.

He looks forward to meeting new students for piano, guitar, and ukulele.