Michael  is a composer , pianist and multi-instrumentalist who was born in the country town  of Wyalkatchem in  the remote wheat belt of Western Australia.

 Classically trained in piano  from the age of 10  and like many musicians , he discovered the guitar in his teens and went on the path of discovery through blues, pop, jazz and other  forms of roots music, between the cities of Perth and Melbourne.


 He also discovered Eastern mysticism  in his mid 20s  , which led to many trips to India and a kind of inverted life of early age renunciation , in which he still created  ambient  and  film music.  This foundation of meditation still informs the music he creates to this very day.

 There have been plenty of creative diversions, including being involved in comedy theatre,  street theatre , ambient peace events and solo plays.  Over the years he has always written and recorded music,  whether for meditation, film,  dance, theatre or his own solo projects and has certainly paid his dues as a sideman in many ensembles or as a soloist.

 Since 2015 he has been living in Ballarat, Australia which is home to a growing arts scene. Ballarat has recently hosted the White Night Festival based on  the iconic Nuit Blanche in Paris.  He performed  7 hours of improvised piano for the 'Chandeliers' installation at White Night 2019 .


 Now he prefers to compose his own music for its own sake and has pared  down in recent times to playing the solo grand piano , playing with  his jazz trio and playing piano/French horn duets with  his friend William Stewart.

 Recently Michael has had soiree concerts at his home on his C5 Yamaha concert grand piano.

© 2020 MICHAEL WESTLAKE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED (Ballarat Centre of Music and the Arts) (Phil Johnson School of Music) (Tutti Music School- Mt Helen) (Carolyn Bennett Singing School)

(Maxine Montgomery Singing Studio) (Curtain Call)

(Da Capo Music School) (Sturt St Gallery).

(Ballarat Music Lessons)

(Ballarat Piano Lessons) (Crossroads Music) (Udemy) (Jamplay) 

piano teacher , piano lessons ,  good piano teacher , inspiring piano teacher , understanding piano teacher , professional piano teacher ,  all round piano teacher , experienced piano teacher , broad minded piano teacher , sensitive piano teacher ,  lateral thinking piano teacher , creative piano teacher , brilliant piano teacher , spiritual piano teacher , kind piano teacher ,

jazz piano teacher , modern jazz piano teacher ,  piano keyboard teacher ,

pop piano teacher ,  classical piano teacher , patient  piano teacher , piano teacher to help overcome performance nerves , teacher to help me write songs ( piano or guitar) ,  teacher to help my creativity .


Guitar teacher , good guitar teacher , guitar lessons ,  inspiring guitar teacher , understanding guitar teacher ,  professional guitar teacher , all round guitar teacher , experienced guitar teacher , broad minded guitar teacher , sensitive guitar teacher , lateral thinking guitar teacher ,  kind guitar teacher , creative guitar teacher , brilliant guitar teacher , elctric guitar guitar teacher , acoustic guitar teacher , finger picking guitar teacher , song writing teacher , spiritual guitar teacher .


Singing teacher ,   singing lessons , empathetic singing teacher ,  understanding singing teacher , singing teacher to help my performance nerves , help my performance anxiety ,  modern singing teacher , jazz singing teacher , broad minded singing teacher , lateral thinking singing teacher , trained singing teacher ,   spiritual singing teacher , kind singing teacher .


I’m looking for , I want , I need , looking for teacher to help me practice better ,

teacher to show me  how to be disciplined ,  teacher to help me reach my full potential .


Music lessons Victoria Australia ,  Music lessons Western Australia, Music lessons New South Wales ,  Music lessons Tasmania , Music lessons Northern Territory Australia , Music lessons South Australia ,  Music lessons Australian Capital Territory , Music lessons United Kingdom, Music lessons London , Music lessons U.S.A ,   Music lessons New York , Music lessons Los Angeles , Music lessons California , Music lessons Canada , Music lessons Toronto ,Music lessons Singapore ,  Music lessons Perth , Music lessons Melbourne , Music lessons Sydney , Music lessons Ballarat ,


Piano teacher Victoria Australia ,  Piano teacher Western Australia, Piano teacher New South Wales ,  Piano teacher Tasmania , Piano teacher Northern Territory Australia , Piano teacher South Australia ,  Piano teacher Australian Capital Territory , Piano teacher United Kingdom, Piano teacher London , Piano teacher U.S.A ,   Piano teacher New York , Piano teacher Los Angeles , Piano teacher California , Piano teacher Canada , Piano teacher Toronto , Piano teacher Singapore ,  Piano teacher Perth W.A , Piano teacher Melbourne , Piano teacher Sydney , Piano teacher Ballarat , Guitar teacher Jupiter ,


Guitar teacher Victoria Australia , Guitar teacher Western Australia,  Guitar teacher New South Wales , Guitar teacher Tasmania , Guitar teacher Northern Territory Australia , Guitar teacher South Australia ,  Guitar teacher Australian Capital Territory , Guitar teacher United Kingdom, Guitar teacher London , Guitar teacher U.S.A , Guitar teacher New York , Guitar teacher Los Angeles , Guitar teacher California , Guitar teacher Canada ,  Guitar teacher Toronto , Guitar teacher Singapore , Guitar teacher Perth W.A , Guitar teacher Melbourne , Guitar teacher Sydney , Guitar teacher Ballarat ,