Hi, my name is Michael Powell. I started taking piano lessons when I was 6 years old and still love to sit down at the piano and play a Chopin Nocturne or Beethoven Sonata. I achieved my grade 10 piano certificate and grade 5 written theory certificates from The Royal Conservatory of Music.

I started out on my grandmother's Bell acoustic upright piano and later (around Grade 8 level) traded up to a Yamaha C5E grand and in 2006 to a Disklavier (DC5M4T) Mark IV grand piano which has the ability to record and playback the acoustic instrument using optical sensors and solenoids to trigger the keys and pedals.