Michael Standard is an American composer and percussionist living in Tampa, FL. His music for band, orchestra, and chamber ensembles has been performed in the United States in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Tampa, as well as internationally in Canada and China. Michael has performed as a percussionist in ensembles in competitive festivals such as the Mostly Modern Festival and the World Youth Wind Orchestra Project. He has received grants from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County (Tampa, FL) and Art on the Beltline (Atlanta, GA). He has performed and presented the music of Tawnie Olson, Robert Morris, Jennifer Bellor, Steve Reich, Sohyun Lim, and others. His mentors include Baljinder Sekhon, Paul Reller, Robert Scott Thompson, Nickitas Demos, Robert McCormick, Stuart Gerber, Charles Settle, and Matt Ward.
Michael serves on the faculty of the University of Tampa, where he teaches private lessons in Contemporary Technology. He also enjoys teaching percussion at Berkeley Preparatory School. Michael is a co-founder of the Homegrown New Music Ensemble, a nonprofit organization specializing in creative placemaking and artistic partnerships.
Music Theory, Classical Composer, Music Tech Composer, Insturmental Arrangements, Music Notation Software, Music Mixing, Music Creation
Copyright and Arranging, Music Theory
Session Formats and Fees
Meet and Greet
A short introductory session with the artist to help you decide if they are a good fit you and your learners. This session type can also be used to familiarise yourself with our session interface.
10 minutes | Free
A private lesson with the artist to learn the technique of a craft.
Suggested class size: 1 to 2 students.
30 minutes | $55
60 minutes | $75
Visiting Artist Classroom
An opportunity for a group of students to work with the artist. Sessions can be booked in a continuous block of time or can be separated into shorter time blocks that add up to the chosen length.
Suggested class size: up to 20 students in a physical classroom with a smartboard or up to 8 students fully online.