Though Michael’s music career began back in high school as a talented trumpet player, once The Stick was in his hands, he didn’t look back. The Stick’s magic may well lie in the simplicity of its design: it’s part of the guitar family, and indeed, resembles the neck and head of a guitar, but is played more like a piano with two-handed tapping, and has an incredibly versatile range of sounds. The Stick gives players endless possibilities, and Michael has harnessed these with virtuosic effect.
His 22nd album 'Serenity II' is the Billboard Top Ten New Age charting followup album to 'Serenity I' (2017) that reached #8 on Billboard a week after release in April 2018. 'Serenity I' reached #8 on the Zone Music Reporter chart in Sept. 2017 and was nominated for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album of 2017 by One World Music Radio in the UK. It also gained placements on the 'Spa' channels of 4 international airlines.