My name is Michael Firkins and I have spent 20 years of my life learning, performing, and teaching music in the Harrisonville area and around the world. I have performed at the world famous North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland. I have performed at the world famous Montreaux Jazz Festival in Montreaux, Switzerland. I have even played at the base of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. But my favorite opportunity of all was soon after I gave my life to the Lord Jesus I had the opportunity to begin leading worship music for the kids at the City Union Mission in downtown Kansas City. I led music there on a weekly basis for almost 2 years until I married my beautiful wife Jessica in 2005. I've been leading worship music for the Lord ever since I gave my life to Him in 2001.
I attended the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri - Kansas City as a Jazz Saxophone Performance major. Also while at the Conservatory I learned classical guitar, flute and clarinet. Because of my deep passion for music, I have gone on to learn and teach many other instruments and styles of music. You can of course check out much more about those instruments throughout the rest of this website.
My wife Jessica and I have 5 kids: Alexandria, Ethan, Jordan, Aaron, and Will. We love them deeply and you'll get to see that more and more throughout our videos on this website. All of our kids love music, and we play together almost every day. I've been teaching each of them the instrument they are most excited about, just like I'm going to teach you!
After having played music with people literally all over the world and having taught people from all walks of life, I know exactly what it takes for someone to fall in love with music, and how to keep my students motivated and interested in learning long after their lessons are over. Now I want to offer my talents and experience to you.
Call me at (816) 738-1641 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can get started on your journey of learning the music that you love!