Composing With Computers

In this musical and electric experience, children will write and produce their own original or cover songs using GarageBand and/or other (easily accessible for kids) music production software. Depending on your child's instrument of choice, this experience supports lots of sound creation! If your child is early in their musical journey, Michael will kick things off primarily with an electric piano. Trumpet, violin, and many other instruments work great for this Experience, and if you have a child interested in all of the above, let's jam!🎧

About Michael

Multi-Instrumentalist Musician

Michael is a multi-instrumentalist who plays piano, violin, and more! He is a teacher and composer living in Denver. Having been personally and deeply shaped by music, Michael has been teaching songwriting, improvisation, and music production to children for years. His teaching philosophy is to meet students where they are and build on their musical interests, allowing children's natural excitement and curiosity to steer the sound. Michael was a production consultant on the Grammy-winning Maria Schneider Orchestra album "Data Lords" (2020), and has performed in over 40 states.

Michael is vaccinated against COVID-19.

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What Parents Are Saying

We LOVED everything about Grasshopper! The customer service experience was exceptional! I felt like so much intentionality was taken to ensure that the activity would be both age appropriate and fun for my kids. Our experience leader was so easy going and chatted with the kids during the experience, and really took the time to engage and get to know them. We are definitely going to be using Grasshopper again! Thank you!

Grasshopper offered my daughter an opportunity to learn in a vibrant, fun setting that was continuously customized for her attention span and interests. Her Grasshopper teacher was fun, engaging and supremely personable. She took the time to get to know my daughter before diving into anything. I felt more than comfortable leaving my daughter in such capable hands…and love that she truly learned some new things from the experience. We will be using Grasshopper regularly to broaden her horizons and expose her to new concepts in a safe and compelling way. The icing on the cake is that the experience took place in our home, at a time that was convenient for us!

Our Grasshopper experience was amazing! I have four very curious kids at different ages with different interests, and the experience had all four of them engaged the whole time. Also, as an educator, I was very impressed with how the teacher led the program. She obviously knew what she was doing, and the minute she left, my kids were asking for another experience.

Teacher Michael was able to engage my children in the activity right away. He kept their attention for 2 hours and really taught to their level. They learned lots of skills for composing music in Garage Band that they will have tons of fun using in the future.
Brita D
Grasshopper Kids is amazing! Our two boys absolutely loved working with Michael and creating their own song in GarageBand. I asked them what their favorite part was and they replied “all of it!” We will definitely be booking more camps in the future.
Rhiannon F
Michael was great with my daughter, they really connected and both seemed to have a lot of fun. She said it was her favorite experience of all and she learned so much about how to compose music on her iPad and didn’t need other specialized equipment. We highly recommend this experience!
Julie J
Michael and Aiden made and recorded music together. They layered the different parts and Aiden has a song he created. It was really interactive!
Jessica K
My 7 year old son used a program similar to Garage Band to compose his very own song. He was so proud and Michael made it a great experience. He even showed us a program that could work on my son's chromebook so he could continue to make music after the experience. Highly recommend!
Erin W