Michael Faulkner is an active member of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association (ORMTA) Kingston Branch and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Michael Faulkner holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Queen’s University, Kingston, and is also a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music A.R.C.T. (Piano Performer and Teacher, Vocal Performer and Teacher).
Michael is also a member of the Canadian Music Festivals Adjudicators Association (CMFAA) and has adjudicated numerous music festivals, and competitions as well as giving Masterclasses and performances within these communities across Canada. Known for his musical insight, beautiful tone, and technical command, Michael began his music studies at age four, participating in numerous music festivals and competitions and receiving many top awards.
Michael enjoys a rewarding career as a teacher of more than 60 weekly students of all ages and levels in piano, voice, pedagogy, and theory. He teaches in person and online to students from across the country. His YouTube educational music channel is used by music students worldwide. Many of his students have received top honors, distinctions, and awards throughout Canada and a large number have pursued careers in music as well. He also actively performs in his own community and across Canada and is well-versed in Opera, Oratorio, and Music Theatre repertoire. As an accompanist, Michael is in high demand working with singers and instrumentalists of all ages and abilities from beginner to professional level.
Michael has also enjoyed working for a number of years with Conservatory Canada as an examiner in piano and voice. He is a member teacher with Music for Young Children (MYC) and believes the start of music education at an early age is very important. For more than 35 years Michael has worked as a Church musician and frequently is asked to provide musical service and guidance to many Worship denominations. Michael’s community choir in the Quinte region “Let’s Make a Choir” already has more than 50 voices singing for various charities and he has now started the “Let’s Make a Choir Children’s Choir” which is a joy to hear the young voices in song together. He believes that music is a lifelong passion and is always looking for new musical challenges.
Michael is an avid animal lover and enjoys skiing, hiking, and attending music concerts and theatre.