Reeder Music Academy

​​3482 Camino Tassajara​​​
Danville, CA 94506
​Tel: 925-964-0571
​Email: [email protected]

​​​Make Music A Part Of Your Life!
Michael Short 
Piano instructor
​​Michael is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder where he earned his Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance.  He studied with Dr. David Korevaar, Juilliard-trained student of Earl Wild, and Dr. Andrew Cooperstock. Additionally, Michael holds his Associate of Arts in music from Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, CA where he worked with Dr. Bruce Cook. He was awarded the piano scholarship for all of his years at DVC and performed Brahm's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Diablo Valley Philharmonic Orchestra. He is also a member of the Music Teachers' Association of California.

Michael began his piano studies at age seven. One of his primary teachers was Dr. Vera Breheda, student of Leonard Shure, who helped guide him toward higher education in music. He participated in the Music in the Mountains Conservatory summer festival held in Durango, CO and has attended master classes with world-renowned pianists, including Jeremy Denk, Robert McDonald, Victor Rosenbaum, Jennifer Hayghe, Michael Lewin, and Petronel Malan.

Michael believes that music should be enjoyable and works to meet the individual needs of each student. He emphasizes efficient practice techniques, sight reading, and bringing out the different colors and characters in music. One of his favorite things about the piano is the vast amount of music written for it, which eliminates the need for students to play repertoire they don't enjoy.