Michelle Livingston has a long history as a teacher and professional musician. She has an extensive background in music education, having taught music lessons on various instruments, including piano, trumpet, flute, French horn, baritone, tuba, and voice. She has given individual lessons for over 15 years in various states, including Nebraska, West Virginia, Florida, and Massachusetts.
She began in 1968 and quickly became a soloist for junior high and high school performances, including first-chair solo trumpet player at the West Virginia All-State Band in her junior year of high school. She joined the Army Band in 1980 and was assigned an alternate for the Special Army Band, located in Fort Monroe, Virginia. After serving in the army as a soloist and ensemblist for various occasions, she had a brief but fruitful career as a trumpet player in Miami, Florida, playing for Circus Band, Tommy Dorsey, the Greater Miami Community Concert Band, and the Greater Miami Music Force jazz band. She has toured as a trumpet player with the West Virginia Wesleyan College choir in 1976 and as a member of the brass quintet, Appalachian Brass Quintet from 1991-1994.
Michelle brings to her lessons a wealth of experience and teaching gifts, as well as a love and enthusiasm that is contagious. She is sure to motivate any student with her open style and talent in communication.