a successful session and touring guitarist, as well as an established singer/songwriter with four studio albums under her belt, and a fifth on the way, is reaching the hearts of many all over the world with her music, most notably in the US and Japan.
On top of her blossoming solo career, Michi is an accomplished guitarist, having played guitar alongside artists of nearly every genre. In 2011, at only 17, she was invited to become a member of the Martin Guitar family by Dick Boak, head of Artist Relations at Martin.
Michi has traveled all over performing both as a solo artist and a guitarist, and has opened for artists such as The Badlees, Steve Whiteman of KIX, and world renowned guitarist Oz Noy.
In 2013, Michi was selected to perform at Millennium Music Conference, and was invited back in 2014 + 2015. She has also appeared on WVIA-TV’s Homegrown Music Concert series in 2012 and 2013, and on WBRE-TV's PA Live! In November of 2013, Michi was nominated for two Hoboken Music Awards; Outstanding Female Solo & Outstanding Video (for her music video "Standstill") Her song, “Glide Through the Flames”, can be heard in the independent BMX film, “Heroes of Dirt”. She also co-wrote the soundtrack for "The Day That She Died", a short film featured in film festivals in the US and Italy.
In 2016, Michi was invited to play at Lincoln Center at an event hosted by P Diddy alongside Andra Day. The following summer, she co-headlined with Betty Who on guitar with Garek at Milwaukee Pridefest in front of 30,000 people.
Aside from performing, session work, and writing music, Michi is widely known for teaching and mentoring young performers. Most recently, Michi's long time voice/guitar student and friend Nirvaan Pal played Mason in Broadway's School of Rock.
In the summer of 2019, Michi was invited to the O'Neill Theater Center by Ari Afsar to play guitar/develop the guitar book for her her broadway bound musical, Jeannette. Jeannette is a new musical with a book written by Lauren Gunderson, music by Ari Afsar, directed by Erin Ortman, produced by Jen Bender. On June 29, Michi performed with the Jeannette crew at Subculture to a sold out room, working closely with musical director and pianist Meg Zervoulis, as well as california-based drummer James Small.
In August, Michi played guitar for the new off broadway show, Contact High, which will ranfrom August 17-Sept 7 at the Ars Nova, Theater 511.
Michi is currently the Guitar 1 on the 1st National Tour of Broadway's Spongebob The Musical.