Michael Arrom

Piano / Keyboards / Producer

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262 Reviews (258 Verified)
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I've played professionally with Keith Urban and Steve Vai and I want to work with you! Experience for yourself why I have so many happy repeat clients. I’m a top professional keyboardist and versatile musician with the tools and sensibility to deliver what you need. My efficient workflow and affordable rates deliver great value. Let’s collaborate!

I believe music is about connecting with a listener and telling a story. Your song and story matter and I’d love to help bring your vision to life. Whether providing dynamic piano accompaniment, tasteful B3 organ, sculpting custom synthscapes or building entire songs, you can count on me to deliver what’s right for you and your song!

I can help you with nearly every genre! I studied classical piano with a Juilliard master for 12 years. I started playing in rock bands in 2007 under the mentorship of Billy Joel's Music Director. I'm a graduate of the famous Popular Music program at the University of Southern California where I earned top honors. At USC, I trained with pop and jazz piano legend, Patrice Rushen. I'm now proud to be the youngest member of the Popular Music faculty at USC. I'm also an associate member of The Recording Academy and an alumnus of Grammy Camp and Grammy NEXT programs.

I have the experience and knowledge to give you the professionalism you deserve. I've worked with everyone from beginners to Grammy winners and Rock Hall of Famers (Fogerty, Stoller); I bring passion and energy to every project. My work ethic and expertise have landed me on network television (GMA, Glee, Sesame Street) and global tours. Major labels trust me to work with their rising artists such as Sofia Carson, Noah Cyrus and Madison Beer.

Tell me about your project. Let's work!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

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262 Reviews - 43 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jake F.
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    Michael is an amazing pianist and a wonderful person to work with. He really brought my track to life with his playing and he did it all extremely fast. I had a great time working with him and will be returning to him again next time I need piano.

  2. Review by Haylee J.
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    Michael is truly the most talented, hard working, profession musician/human I’ve ever met. He produced a 6 track EP for me, top to bottom in a 2 month time period and it couldn’t be more perfect. Michael’s the best there is. I couldn’t recommend him more!!!

  3. Review by Ramesh S.
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    Michael did a fantastic job! Extremely knowledgable, efficient, and committed to getting the job done right.

  4. Review by PLCD
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    Michael is definitely one of the most amazing musicians I've been working with. Excellent piano playing, great sound quality, perfect communication, super fast turnaround. Michael has a very positive and professional mindset. Highly recommended.

  5. Review by Craig C.
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    As usual, Michael did an awesome job on the keys. Perfect tone, tasteful fills, just what the song neded

  6. Review by Charlie W.
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    Michael did a fantastic job and was very accommodating with scheduling constraints on both my and his end

  7. Review by landon a.
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    I always enjoy working with Michael. He's great and he knocked out my project very quickly.

  8. Review by Labronn C.
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    Another awesome project Michael and I just wrapped up. There is a reason why I stick with Michael for my organ parts, he never fails to amaze me. Don't fix something that ain't broke!

  9. Review by Jay S.
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    Another solid performance, always a great experience!

  10. Review by Richard Scobie
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    It was an absolute pleasure to work with, Michael! What an incredibly gifted and talented musician worthy of estimable respect and admiration. Also, his work ethic is second to none! The quality approach in his communication coupled with his all-around professionalism was swift and effortless, throughout. He is a world-class pianist/keyboardist, and I can't recommend him enough! I will most certainly be returning to him for more of his amazing talent and musicianship. Thank you, Michael! 🙏

  11. Review by KG
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    Amazing work as always!!! Always a pleasure to see what Aaron can do to a new composition =)))

  12. Review by Martin P.
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    Michael delivered a piano arrangement for a ballad. He delivered very quickly and played very senseful. That was what I'm looking for. Best to work with!

  13. Review by GoodeBlazer
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    Michael was extremely communicative and professional! He was accommodating for my project and timeline from beginning to end; and delivered a phenomenal final product. Thanks for everything!

  14. Review by summer s.
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    He did an amazing job. I could have sworn the strings were performed live via symphony. You can't replace what Michael can do!

  15. Review by Ken C.
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    Just finished my 3rd project with Michael. He did a great job as usual.

  16. Review by David
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    Michael did a stellar job on the song! Super talented and great to work with! Highly recommended!

  17. Review by Paolo G.
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    Michael is a talented piano player and I am honored to hosted him in one of my songs. Touch and taste are great! I am sure he has a great future. Thank you Michael! Paolo

  18. Review by George L.
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    Michael did another great job for me, this time it was a mashup of Miles Davis and The Who. Michael came through with flying colors!

  19. Review by Toms B.
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    Mike delivered once again!! Did so much more than I expected and really undertstands what you are after!

  20. Review by Taryn A.
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    He’s my go to for anything piano related! Always gets it perfect

  21. Review by summer s.
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    Super talented and imaginative. I dont think there's much he can't do or figure out.

  22. Review by Paul S.
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    Michael is an incredible musician - provided a high quality piano track very promptly; I look forward in working with him in the future.

  23. Review by Benjamin C.
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    Michael delivered a well played, appropriate piano part which followed my directions but also included a very well considered set of choices of his own. He also did it sooner than he initially though. Great work!

  24. Review by Toms B.
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    True professional and immediately gets what you want. Delivered more than I expected. Can't wait to work again with Mike!

  25. Review by Kiat G.
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    Brilliant work by Michael once again! Loving how the piano sounds on this one🥳🥳

  26. Review by Robert C.
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    This is the third project I’ve done with Mike and it’s always a pleasure to know it’s going to go as smoothly as it does, with the results that you hoped for.

  27. Review by George A.
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    Such a great talent!! Really good guy too.

  28. Review by Han Z.
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    Always a pleasure working with Mike!!!

  29. Review by Charlie M.
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    Excellent piano player. Always makes a song better

  30. Review by Pako
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    a perfect work from Michael, like everytime.

  31. Review by George L.
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    Michael did an amazing job, as usual. This time I asked him to channel Lyle Mays...and he nailed it!

  32. Review by Susan O.
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    Michael's work is always an inspiration to me. He creates the backbone for my songs, and from there, I am able to move them in any direction I would like! I appreciate his work and talent!

  33. Review by James L.
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    Once again Michael delivered in extraordinary fashion! His instincts for melodies and arrangements are bar none and is a pleasure to work with every time! He will be my keys guy for every project I have!

  34. Review by Labronn C.
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    Michael is one of the most talented musicians I know, down to the level of just spectacular professionalism, timeliness and efficiency. Everything about him is absolute A+ quality.

  35. Review by George A.
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    Michael is such a great talent. I really like working with him on songs. It really doesn't get any better!

  36. Review by Ken C.
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    Finished my second song with Michael - a very complex piece that he did a great job with. Love working with him!!

  37. Review by Charlie M.
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    It's always exciting sending my songs over to Michael and seeing the magic he creates. A true master at his craft

  38. Review by Richard Emery
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    Michael was great to work with and would highly recommend!

  39. Review by George L.
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    I asked Michael for Zombies-era Rod Argent...and he delivered!

  40. Review by Susan O.
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    I love working with Michael! He has exceptional talent, an intuitive ear for what the music needs, and is a true professional in all regards.

  41. Review by Susan O.
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    Michael's work is always beautiful and perfect! I really enjoy the rapport we have, and I am already booking a new project with him!

  42. Review by Robert C.
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    This is my second project with Michael and everything was extremely smooth and fast. The first version was excellent and the second version was perfect. Michael is a pleasure to work with and able to understand and implement complex abstract ideas very quickly.

  43. Review by Vincentas
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    It was a pleasure working with Michael. He's insanely fast to reply to messages and nailed the piano the first time! Would love to work in the future!

  44. Review by Kiat G.
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    Another stellar arrangement by Michael! Loads of rhythmic fun for this number 🥳

  45. Review by Ken C.
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    Not only is Michael a fantastic and talented musician but he will spend the time - work with you to give you what you want. He's also fast working and methodical. One of my favorite musicians I've worked with on Sound Better.

  46. Review by Haylee J.
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    Michael is incredible!! so talented and so quick to reply and answer all my questions/ concerns!! Im excited to continue working with him. 10/10 would recommend.

  47. Review by Charlie M.
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    My favorite piano player to work with. Crazy talented and super cool. Always very quick on turnaround.

  48. Review by Kiat G.
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    Awesome job by Michael as always. Another wonderful experience 🥳

  49. Review by summer s.
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    Michael has done an amazing job again adding some texture to my song. It turned things around very quickly and is willing to re-work anything. Will stay my go-to guy.

  50. Review by George L.
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    I can't recommend Michael enough. I'm running out of new great things to say about him...the most important thing is, he's easy to work with and he delivers every time.

  51. Review by Pako
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    everytime perfect jobs from Michael

  52. Review by Malorie
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    Michael is a phenomenal musician!!! He took our song to another level with his musicianship. He was very quick to respond, had excellent communication, very professional and easy to get along with and nailed it first take. I will definitely be working with him again in the near future and I HIGHLY recommend him!

  53. Review by Labronn C.
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    Michael delivered some soulful organ tracks to me once again for a blues number. He was very open, honest and professional throughout the entire process.

  54. Review by Susan O.
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    Michael is the ultimate professional! He works quickly, and creates beautiful piano tracks. This was my 2nd project with him, and I gave him quite a challenge! He did a fantastic job on a very unique piece.

  55. Review by summer s.
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    Michael is a very talented musician with a strong emotional connection to the music he's playing. He was a pleasure to work with and turned things around very quickly. I am a loyal client when I run into the right talent and I won't be going anywhere but to Michael for piano.

  56. Review by Charlie W.
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    Michael did an awesome job and was very responsive, communicative and easy to work with

  57. Review by Jay S.
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    Awesome player, always delivers!

  58. Review by Chris F.
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    And he did it again! A wonderfull Piano track for our rock ballad. It was a pleasure to work with Michael. So professional and
    uncomplicated. And I hope I can work with him also for the next tracks where piano tracks are required!

    Thanks again!

  59. Review by Chris F.
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    To work with Michael was so great. He felt the song in the right way that he played exactly what I first only thought about. Also the communication was so simple and clear - with a fast response time.

    Michael, it was a pleasure to work with you! You did an amazing job. Thanks a lot! AND 'til next!

  60. Review by Stefan W.
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    World class pianist and awesome guy! Very colourful playing. I can't recommend Michael enough!

  61. Review by Charlie M.
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    Fantastic musician with stellar sound quality, versatility, and quick turnaround. Listened to the direction I wanted the song to go in and designed the perfect accompanying keys for the song’s needs. Nice and easy to work with too. Definitely recommend him.

  62. Review by Natasha K.
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    Mike's piano helped elevate a piano arrangement I already had for a song I've written. He plays very professionally and can give that extra glitter you need on your song. He was also super nice and always quick to respond. Will definitely hire him again the next time I need more piano tracks.

  63. Review by Labronn C.
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    Michael handled the organ parts for my song, and delivered such an excellent performance. His work really elevated the quality of the music. He’s very attentive, fast and efficient.

  64. Review by Kiat G.
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    Perfect work by Michael on an edit for a previous job! A+++

  65. Review by George A.
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    Michael really puts in a lot of time and effort into his collaborations with me. Great musician. I would recommend him to anybody who wants their music to sound better!!

  66. Review by Teddy T.
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    The work of Michael is beyond my expectations! Absolutely perfect and amazing!

    Thank you so much!

    Teddy

  67. Review by Stephen S.
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    Very talented piano player! Michael's a super nice guy, easy to work with and you can tell he has a passion to play music! He is also so quick! Had a first draft in less than a day and changes were made immediately! I'll definitely be working with Michael in the future!

  68. Review by John C.
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    Such a great process working with Michael! Great communication and his playing is amazing! He helped make my song into a great place!!! The turn around time was impressive.

  69. Review by George L.
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    So I threw Michael another curve-ball...I needed Jon Lord-era Deep Purple fire-spittin' B3. He delivered.

  70. Review by Albert P.
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    Michael surpassed my expectations and I highly recommend him for your musical endeavors!

  71. Review by George A.
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    Great musician to work with. I really like Michael's ideas. He makes my songs sound better. I guess thats the idea right?!?

  72. Review by George L.
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    I gave Michael a challenge, which was "makes this better' without offering a lot detail on the direction. And he came back with, amongst other things, a keyboard line that really "ties the room together" (in the words of The Dude).

  73. Review by Alex M.
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    Michael has done a good job coming up with a piano piece for my song, he is also very personable and helpful in his service!

  74. Review by Bruno
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    Incredibly talented musician! Very professional and easy to work with. Hire him!

  75. Review by George L.
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    Michael is simply amazing! I gave him this latest track and a few words of direction, and he effortlessly intuited the most appropriate style and associated historical references for what would work best in the track. There seem to be no bounds to his versatility and skill.

  76. Review by Susan O.
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    Michael is a joy to work with, and he provided 2 beautiful versions of piano for my use. I appreciate his efficiency and intuitive talent. I will definitely work with Michael again.

  77. Review by Ken C.
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    We've worked with Michael several times now. He is a musical genius. Creative, innovative, masterful playing. The real deal! HIGHLY recommend.

  78. Review by Kyle V.
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    Such an wonderful artist to work with! Would definitely recommend for professional piano tracks.

  79. Review by George L.
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    I can't say enough good things about Michael...he just completed a second track for me. Here's an excerpt from my last email to him: "You just put the BIGGEST smile on my face. It's like you took what was already a pretty good track (and honestly I even had second thoughts if it was worth having you work on it, because I was fairly happy with with the keys as they were). But this track is now an .

  80. Review by Sergio S.
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    Michael is super responsive to notes and it’s a pleasure working with him. Will hire again and again

  81. Review by Ken C.
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    Brilliant piano player. Creative, expressive, innovative. All-around-amazing, thoughtful person. Fast delivery of the highest quality...The list goes on and on. Michael is just plain awesome. Hire him!

  82. Review by George L.
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    Michael totally delivered on what I needed, which was to take my song up a notch by playing (much) better keyboards on it than I am capable of. Very professional, and timely. Recommended!

  83. Review by George A.
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    Wonderful, talented musician!! Can't say enough about Michael's work.

  84. Review by Ken C.
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    First time working with Michael and now I have a new home for piano work and songwriting guidance. His performance was flawless! He translated a busy guitar track into a beautiful, emotional ballad WAY beyond our expectations. His communication skills are incredible too. You can tell he really cares about every note, every part of everything he does. Amazing!

  85. Review by Kiat G.
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    Michael delivers with flying colors once again 🥳

  86. Review by Joshua S.
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    Michael is the best of the best. So talented and easy to work with. Any time I have a new project I immediately know to bring him in for his talent and songwriting wisdom! Look no further. You can only trust the best...

  87. Review by Rodney S.
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    excellent to work with

  88. Review by Kiat G.
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    Brilliant work ... well thought out and sensitively played!!

  89. Review by Kiat G.
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    What can i say! Michael is a wonder! A+++

  90. Review by Kiat G.
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    Fantastic work by Michael. Amazing feel and fast turnaround time! A+++

  91. Review by austin c.
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    Michael did a great job taking my notes and bringing great ideas to the table. Would not hesitate to reach out to him in the future. Awesome playing and extremely fast turn-around.

  92. Review by James L.
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    This is my second job with Michael and yet again exceeded my expectations and more! His feel and instincts are exceptional and I am excited for every project I will be working on with him for a long time!

  93. Review by Kigun
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    Really a professional, recommended.

  94. Review by Jacob A.
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    Amazing, professional, and fast. Would work with again and recommend without hesitation!

  95. Review by Lauren H.
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    As a first time user of SoundBetter, Michael gave me an exceptional experience. Not only does his friendly personality shine through in his swift communication skills but his quick and error-free turnaround shows how great he is at what he does. Michael is truly dedicated to making his customers happy and I will definitely use him for work in the future. I highly recommend!

  96. Review by Jay S.
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    Great work as always, super fast, very creative!

  97. Review by Han Z.
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    It's another great collaboration with Mike!! Enjoyed every experiment of music with Mike!!! Looking forward to next one!

  98. Review by Gilles P.
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    Absolutely amazing player, amazing sound and a real pleasure to work with !!

  99. Review by Sergio S.
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    Loved everything Michael did for the song, great at notes and responding to them musically

  100. Review by Jay S.
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    Once again Michael has provided exactly what I needed, love working with him.

  101. Review by Nathaniel A.
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    Michael understood exactly what we were going for in our project and achieved a top notch performance and recording - we only needed one take! I’d highly recommend him.

  102. Review by landon a.
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    Michael is great to work with. I highly recommend him.

  103. Review by Pako
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    If you have something in mind, Michael can put it on the piano. The best.

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    michael is perfect.

  105. Review by Stephen S.
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    Michael was great to work with. He communicated clearly and quickly, he sent the tracks back in a short timeframe, and his piano/mic setup sounds amazing!

  106. Review by Robert C.
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    I was a little wary about collaboration at a distance when it’s difficult to keep on the same page creatively with only periodic messages but how it went with Michael was the best case scenario. His playing is excellent but it’s his ability to adapt and to play just the right thing that fit what I’d tried to convey that led to such a good end result and it was a pleasure along the way. Couldn’t be happier and honestly wouldn’t consider anyone else for future tracks!

  107. Review by Han Z.
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    Another great collaboration with Mike!! It's always a pleasure working with Mike and did a very cool experiment with different sounds!!

  108. Review by Jay S.
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    Great work always spot on.

  109. Review by Michael G.
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    The only guy you need. Phenomenal work.

  110. Review by Josef L.
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    Michael always delivers world class piano!

  111. Review by Sergio S.
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    Michael is super responsive to notes, an amazing player and super creative. Will hire again.

  112. Review by Jay S.
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    Michael Kills it every time!

  113. Review by James L.
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    Michael was amazing every step of the way from the beginning to end. He took a very raw idea, I presented him with some references and he created exactly what I hoped for. He was also very open to edits and revisions along the way making the process very enjoyable, collaborative, and engaging. Would recommend 10 out of 10 and will be working again with him in the future!

  114. Review by Ricky S.
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    Michael is great to work with. I've used him in the past and will for future projects.

  115. Review by Han Z.
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    Another great collaboration with Mike!! He is so creative and passionate!! Can't wait for next one!

  116. Review by Labronn C.
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    Great working with Michael once again on the organ parts for my song, he showed a lot of musicianship and it brought a lot of quality to the work. Definitely continuing work with him as I move forward.

  117. Review by Zolton Z.
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    Always a fantastic experience working with Michael. No matter what the brief, he goes above and beyond to deliver world-class synth/key parts that truly elevate the song. Look forward to engaging him again on my next track!

  118. Review by Han Z.
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    Great collaboration with Mike again!! We did a very cool jazz trio!! Thanks Mike!!

  119. Review by Labronn C.
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    Working with Michael for this project has been one of the better experiences I've had when working with musicians for my music. He has loads of experiences and pays so much attention to the quality, and possesses very humble quotes.

  120. Review by Pako
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    it's always a pleasure to work with Michael!

  121. Review by Ricky S.
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    Michael is patient and a true pro through and through.

  122. Review by Taryn A.
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    Always AMAZING! I use him for all of my piano projects. Fast, friendly and always gives you exactly what you want.

  123. Review by Jay S.
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    Once again, Michael has performed beyond expectations.

  124. Review by Leia
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    It was such a pleasure working with Michael!
    He is incredibly talented, professional and easy to work with.
    Highly recommend :)

  125. Review by Kyle V.
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    Brilliant! Highly recommend for higher quality productions.

  126. Review by Han Z.
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    Another great collaboration with Mike!! So creative and passionate musician!! Mike is one of my favorite musicians to work with!! Always my pleasure:)

  127. Review by Jay S.
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    Always top notch!

  128. Review by Josh D.
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    I really enjoyed working with Michael. He was very professional and quick to respond to my many requests. He helped me explore different arrangement ideas that I actually ended up liking them. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to make their song shine!

  129. Review by Jay S.
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    Consistency, that's what I get with Michael. He listens and plays to the song....everytime. So happy with his work!

  130. Review by Taryn A.
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    Amazing! Fast and clear communication. He was able to give me exactly what I wanted. Highly recommend Michael!

  131. Review by Pako
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    a genius.

  132. Review by Han Z.
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    Great collaboration with Mike as always!!! It's always my pleasure to work with Mike and can learn a lot from him!

  133. Review by Josef L.
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    Michael is such a pro.. He always deliver world class piano for us.

  134. Review by Jessica
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    It was a joy to work with Michael again! His work and professionalism are of the highest caliber, and I look forward to future collaborations. Michael, you went the extra mile in making the transcription. Thank you!

  135. Review by Joshua S.
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    The best by far. Michael is the man. So super talented, immensely creative, and always keeps in close contact to manage expectations. He is the only one I use and the only one I will use. Can’t wait for the next tune Michael.

  136. Review by Zolton Z.
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    Another terrific performance from Mike. No matter the genre, he always delivers! Great guy to work with too.

  137. Review by Jay S.
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    Michael always seems to know exactly what I need. he plays to the song every time. So happy we get to work together!

  138. Review by Jenna P.
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    Would highly recommend working with Michael! I'll for sure be a repeat client. He was super sweet throughout the whole process, had a quick turnaround time, and genuinely put a lot of thought and care behind the work.

  139. Review by Han Z.
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    Another great collaboration with Mike as always!!!

  140. Review by Michael G.
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    Consistently the best.

  141. Review by Han Z.
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    It's always a pleasure and lot's of fun working with Mike!! I can always learn a lot from him in each project! Thank you so much Mike! Can't wait for the next song!

  142. Review by Nian I.
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    Michael has been very helpful since day 1. He is really accommodating and tries his best to deliver quality to meet the client's satisfaction. Look no further if you want a piano track for your song. Would definitely engage him for future projects.

    Thank you Michael! :)

  143. Review by Zolton Z.
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    It's always fun working with Mike. He's a great communicator, and a master musician, and regardless of what style of music I send him, he goes above and beyond to layer up tracks that make the song exponentially better.

  144. Review by Zolton Z.
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    Another incredible synth and keyboard performance by Mike! This time I gave him almost nothing to work with, except the bare bones of a musical sketch, and he came back with the music virtually fully formed. Super talented player, and always a pleasure to work with.

  145. Review by Alex W.
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    Very nice to meet and cooperate! Everything’s done quickly and at a high level! Thank you Michael for your magic piano! 🎹🎉

  146. Review by Jay S.
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    Awesome project with a great player!

  147. Review by Joshua S.
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    Another amazing collaboration with Michael. Top talent and a super creative mind. Easiest person to communicate with and best person to add to your song. He literally elevates everything he touches! Can’t wait for the next one :)

  148. Review by Leon
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    I am very glad that I know a fantastic pianist. I am delighted with the collaboration. He took into account all my wishes. I am very happy!!!

  149. Review by Han Z.
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    Another great collaboration with Mike, we finished a very important song in our new album! Thank you so much Mike!!

  150. Review by Jacob Z.
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    Working with Michael far exceeded my expectations. Michael provided excellent insight for my track and worked to realize my vision. His playing is absolutely amazing and is only surpassed by his level of professionalism. I highly recommend Michael!

  151. Review by Jay S.
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    Awesome player, knows what the song needs and always delivers.

  152. Review by Jay S.
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    It doesn't mater what I throw at him, he rises to the occasion every time. Such a beautiful and versatile player.

  153. Review by Jessica
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    Working with Michael is amazing. He is a great collaborator. Michael made a creative and beautiful piano track for my project. His musicianship is top-notch, and he incorporated my feedback to realize my musical vision. Michael finished within a quick turn-around time for my deadline. I heartily recommend Michael, and look forward to working with him on future projects.

  154. Review by Sean O.
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    Great job! Responsive, fast turnaround time and a true pro all around!

  155. Review by Matthew V.
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    great playing. exactly what I wanted. thanks

  156. Review by Joshua
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    Michael is a total pro all the way around. Both times I have worked with him it's been a great experience. Until next time!

  157. Review by Zolton Z.
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    Always a pleasure working with Michael. He's multi-faceted in the types of sounds he can produce and hops effortlessly across genres. The fact that he has been Steve Vai's keyboardist tells you everything about his technical prowess. He's my go-to for any song that needs textures and layering.

  158. Review by Jay S.
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    Another spectacular performance and interpretation of what the song needed. Michael has once again delivered.

  159. Review by Joshua S.
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    Another amazing project with Michael - he has the best creativity, drive, and vision on this site. Can’t wait to work on more pieces with Michael.

  160. Review by Jay S.
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    Another flawless performance

  161. Review by Micha D.
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    Good job, Michael responds to all wishes.
    Nice emotional play.

  162. Review by Jay S.
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    Another perfect job!

  163. Review by Enrique D.
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    brilliant play, quick delivery, excellent communication. Second time and will be looking for third !

  164. Review by Jay S.
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    Michael always delivers

  165. Review by Josef L.
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    Another flawless recording!

  166. Review by Jay S.
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    Another job well done. Michael always gets it, gets the song and plays just what's needed.

  167. Review by Han Z.
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    Great collaboration with Mike again!! Very decent arrangement!!!

  168. Review by Enrique D.
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    Beautiful playing from a Talented, quick and empathetic artist. Will repeat.

  169. Review by Jay S.
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    This guy just hits it every time, I am so happy to work with Michael.

  170. Review by Bluefield-BandWidth
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    Michael was referred to me by Sound Better and it couldn't have been a better match - I see him as a much younger version of myself in that we are both keyboardists and he understood and fulfilled my requests. We used a combination of the dialogue box filled with grid specifics followed by a chat and it was as close to the "shoulder to shoulder" type of record production I came accustomed to from my "rock star" days in the 70's.
    I plan on hiring Michael to complete my Rock-estra album.

  171. Review by Pako
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    simply the best.

  172. Review by Joshua S.
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    Two words to describe Michael “ultimate pro” - he literally takes what you give him and elevates it, every single time!!! Super easy to communicate with, and always fun going on a musical journey with him :) look no further - he is my go to guy for everything Keys. Lucky to have found him... can’t wait to make more music with Michael.

  173. Review by Han Z.
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    Great collaboration with Mike as always!!! He is sooo creative and is a true talent!!! Thanks Mike!!

  174. Review by Jay S.
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    This guy is amazing! Great ideas, plays to the song, quick, creative. I'm very happy with Michael.

  175. Review by Gianni P.
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    Michael, is absolutely professional. He is not only a fantastic piano player and a kind person, he has an incredible feeling and producer skills. Thanks a lot Michael!

  176. Review by Tim H.
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    Michael is an incredibly talented musician and a really nice and humble person. So easy to talk to, and he’s such a professional by delivering what you ask for, but better!!

    Don’t hesitate to contact him, he gets the job done, fast, yet amazing.

  177. Review by Jay S.
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    I just finished my second project with Michael. I continue to be impressed with his ability to hear the song, and play to it. I asked Michael to play what he felt, what he heard.....and he did just that. Looking forward to working together again real soon.

  178. Review by Zolton Z.
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    Another terrific job by Michael, who always goes above and beyond to provide multiple layers for the songs I send him. Super creative and able to work effortlessly across any genre.

  179. Review by Michael G.
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    A rare talent - he is a must to keep coming back to.

  180. Review by James l.
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    Michael is not only a prompt and thoughtful professional but an artist who understood this job with detail and class. Thank you for your hard work!

  181. Review by Raffoul S.
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    Very talented piano production, great work!

  182. Review by Sebastian K.
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    Michael has completely understood the task and translated it into a fabulously good instrumentation. Workaround and communication also top. 10/10!

  183. Review by Jay S.
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    Michael was fantastic to work with, has great instinct, and a great player.

  184. Review by Micha D.
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    Michael blow me away
    with his Piano Version
    from my song.
    Beautyful Piano skills!

  185. Review by Eric H.
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    Michael nailed a B3 part for a 4 minute Americana song on the first pass. He had to work around guitars and horns to add padding and color without bloating the mix. It was the perfect blend of tones and textures- the kind of result that demonstrates intuitive songcraft and production skills. Also a great guy and communicator!

  186. Review by Sly J.
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    This experience working with Michael was easygoing I’m very happy with the outcome thank you!

  187. Review by Pako
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    Michael is the best, every work from him is perfect!

  188. Review by Zolton Z.
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    Wrapped one song with Michael and then immediately went back to the well for the next one! I love how versatile Mike is: from laying down melodic piano and string parts, to creating dark synth pads and dirty basslines. Another job very well done. Highly recommended.

  189. Review by Josef L.
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    Michael is a true pro! Always delivers great, emotional, flawless piano.

  190. Review by Joshua S.
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    Michael is an absolute pro - what a find! I highly respect his artistry, and how he goes about his craft. He is super creative, amazing communication skills, and just a pleasure to work with. He is and always will be, my go to for everything keys. Look no further!

  191. Review by Jason K.
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    Michael is an incredibly talented musician and pianist!!! He beautifully paired my lyrics, voice and feelings with his piano and composition skills. He brought to life my most heart felt written song. He is amazing! He is my one and only go to pianist moving forward! It was a pleasure and I'll continue working with him!!!

  192. Review by Zolton Z.
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    This is the second song I've worked with Michael on, and I couldn't be more impressed with what he came up with. This time, rather than a straight piano track, which he provided beautifully for me last time, he layered a bunch of ambient synth and keyboard parts, all of which he improvised and which have since become indispensable to the final mix.

    His playing chops are superb, but beyond that, he's a true creative artist on the keyboards, and a great person to collaborate/correspond with.

  193. Review by landon a.
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    Michael is great. This is the second time that I've worked with him. He was quick and responded to my notes very well. I plan on hiring him again in the future.

  194. Review by Shawn
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    Absolutely TOP level skills from Michael. I have certainly found one of the best piano players available. Can't wait for our next project! This was beyond impressive in every way. All the best to you!

  195. Review by Han Z.
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    Great collaboration with Mike as always!! A beautiful arrangement!

  196. Review by Leonard R.
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    Michael works quickly. He is very open and forthcoming with exactly what he's going to do. He takes time to explain what his approach was, and is very open to changes. He makes sure that you are happy with what he's done. Quality work!

  197. Review by Leonard R.
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    What a great experience. Michael was quick. Took general direction, and worked it into greatly detailed work. He totally caught the vibe of the song, and made it better!

  198. Review by Zack S.
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    Another amazing job with Michael. He’s amazing and did my song in under 24 hours. Highly recommended !!

  199. Review by Ricky S.
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    Working with Michael has been such a positive experience all around. He is a fantastic musician who takes extra care to ensure I am 100% happy with the results. I will definitely be working with Michael again and recommend him highly!

  200. Review by Joshua
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    Michael is a top notch player and is also very pleasant and professional to work with. He did a great job arranging and recording keys/synth for my rock tune, they added a lot to the overall sound without stepping on the guitar or vocals. I would definitely work with Michael again!

  201. Review by Monterey
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    Michael did wonderful work with the project that we discussed together. He is very passionate about his work, and he transcended my references and made them beautifully crafted pieces on the piano. And he also has some very noteworthy mentors he works with, let him work on your next project with you, you won’t regret it!

  202. Review by Zolton Z.
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    It was an absolute pleasure working with Michael on my song. He re-interpreted a very rocky guitar driven track of mine as a slower, piano-lead version and his subtle melodic touch and sense of dynamics were perfect. On top of that, correspondence with him, despite a Pacific Ocean time zone difference, was seamless. Will definitely work with Michael again. He is a world-class musician.

  203. Review by Brent H.
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    Michael is a rockstar. Got me exactly what I needed, and delivered in a timely fashion I'd give him 6 stars out of 5 if I could.

  204. Review by Thomas M.
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    Easy to work with. Nice person and definitely a real pro!
    Delivered exactly what I wanted. I will come back to him!

  205. Review by Han Z.
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    We did another very special and meaningful song with Mike! We won't even make it without the great work by Mike. Always a pleasure collaborating with him and always learn a lot from him!! Can't wait to finish the recording and post-production of this song!!

  206. Review by Josef L.
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    Michael is very musical and a great pianist, knows exactly what to do from any request..A true pro!

  207. Review by Michael G.
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    Absolutely phenomenal job. Didn't cut corners, quick to respond, and excellent work. Highly recommended.

  208. Review by Han Z.
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    This is a very special and creative project for us! Mike did a great arrangement and experiment in this project, his expertise pushed our song to a next level! Always enjoy collaborating with Mike!!! Looking forward to next one very soon!

  209. Review by William W.
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    Very fast, efficient, patient, and most importantly: great taste! Very happy with the results will definitely work with Michael again!

  210. Review by Josh D.
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    Michael is my go-to piano guy. He is incredibly talented and will bring out the best in your track.

  211. Review by Josef L.
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    Michael delivered amazing piano as always!

  212. Review by Lee M.
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    Michael, listened to me and gave me what I wanted and what the song track needed. Excellent musician.

    Professionalism, quality of work, and service----Excellent.

  213. Review by Josh D.
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    Michael provides exactly the piano your track needs. His playing always matches the emotion of the moment perfectly. Look no further!

  214. Review by Josh D.
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    Michael is incredible. He quickly got back to me a super high quality piano track that fit my song perfectly. It elevated the song to a whole other level. I am beyond happy with my choice to work with Michael and will be doing so again very soon. Highly recommend.

  215. Review by Joshua S.
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    Michael is a consummate professional - This is my first time working with him and it certainly won't be my last. He has a wonderful ear, and will totally elevate your project. His communication skills are second to none and really keeps you involved in the process the entire way. He's an absolute pleasure to work, super talented, and is my new go to guy!

  216. Review by Justin N.
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    Michael is a very talented musician, he did such a beautiful job with my song. He is great at communicating, and was very nice and professional. Couldn't recommend him any more highly, I'm looking forward to working with him again in the future!

  217. Review by Edward S.
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    Michael is a rare breed. An artist's soul with a highly adaptive and commercial mind. The added bonus is he's also a great guy and highly responsive. It was a pleasure Michael and I look forward to next time!

  218. Review by Han Z.
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    Always a pleasure working with Mike!! Another great arrangement by him! Thanks!! Looking forward to next one very soon!

  219. Review by Sharelle C.
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    Michael was great! He completed everything in a timely manner and was very professional. Will definitely be working with him in the future! I think I found my go to piano guy. :-)

  220. Review by Han Z.
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    Another great collaboration with Mike! He loved to try new stuffs in each project and deliver great arrangement! I always learn a lot from him!! Can't wait for the next one!

  221. Review by Marc J.
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    Perfect as always :)

  222. Review by landon a.
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    Great to work with! I look forward to doing more together in the future.

  223. Review by Josef L.
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    Another great session with Michael! Great emotion, timing and creativity!

  224. Review by Han Z.
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    Great collaboration with Mike! Always a pleasure and can learn a lot from him! Can't wait for the next project!

  225. Review by Joel S.
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    Michael is the consummate professional and a gifted musician. He understood what I was looking for in a B-3 part for my song and made it reality. I would not hesitate to work with him again, and I hope to do so again in the future.

  226. Review by Han Z.
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    Great collaboration with Mike as always!! Thanks!!

  227. Review by Diana M.
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    We completed another project with Michael only two days after finishing our first! He is an excellent multi-talented musician and we will most certainly be working with Michael again.

  228. Review by Diana M.
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    Michael is a true professional. He is extremely accommodating and, most importantly, his work is exceptional! It was a pleasure to work with him. Highly recommended!

  229. Review by Simone K.
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    Can definitely recommend :) Very good :)

  230. Review by shin
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    Best of Best

  231. Review by Han Z.
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    Great work by Michael as always!!! It's always my pleasure working with him. We did a interesting experiment this time trying to combine traditional Chinese folk music with pop songs. Very good try!!

  232. Review by Josef L.
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    Great work again Michael!

  233. Review by Josef L.
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    Michael is a true pro! His timing and creativity is world class!

  234. Review by Josef L.
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    Michael is a true pro!! Understood exactly what I was looking for. Very musical and he's got great emotion and timing in his playing.

  235. Review by Han Z.
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    A great arrangement by Mike as always!! His expertise and passions to music gave us great help and we really learnt a lot from him!! It's our pleasure working with him on our album!! Looking forward to next song!!

  236. Review by Filip L.
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    It was a pleasure working with Michael! He was very open to suggestions and doing revisions didn't seem to bother him at all; he seemed genuinely happy to make sure that I was completely happy with the final product. I'd definitely work with Michael again!

  237. Review by Manny
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    Excellent job!

  238. Review by Han Z.
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    Another great arrangement by Mike. High-class quality as usual! It's always my pleasure working with him, not only can bring our song to the next level, but also learnt a lot! Thank you Mike!

  239. Review by Kendall P.
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    So talented and efficient!

  240. Review by Marc J.
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    Thats how I like it. Top quality, very professional, fast turnaround, great pianist. It doesn't get any better. I'll be back Mike.

  241. Review by Han Z.
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    Great work by Mike as usual! He always gave us high-quality arrangement and inspirations! He have professional expertise and full of passions to music, it's always a pleasure working with him!

  242. Review by Han Z.
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    Great collaboration with Mike again! His talents, expertise, creativity and passions pushed our music to another level. We appreciated every opportunity working with Mike!!

  243. Review by Han Z.
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    It's always a pleasure while working with Mike. It's another great job (piano and strings arrangement) for him! He also gave us great help during our production process. Thank you so much Mike!

  244. Review by Zack S.
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    Was awesome working with Michael. He has a very impressive skill on the piano and knows exactly what a song needs. I highly recommend him.

  245. Review by Greg
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    Michael was super fast and got exactly what I needed first try. Definitely plan on using him again.

  246. Review by Han Z.
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    Fantastic collaboration again with Mike!!

  247. Review by Sondre L.
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    Michael is just awesome to work with. His playing is just great! And will definitely work with him again!

  248. Review by Han Z.
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    What an amazing collaboration with Mike again!! I was currently doing a project that re-arrange our band song by acoustic instruments. Mike is a great pianist and helped me finishing the piano arrangement and recordings. I was touched by his music. Can't wait to finish the recording for this song!

  249. Review by David R.
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    Excellent turn-around time and he got the feel and sound just right on the first version. Will definitely be sending more work his way. Was a breeze!

  250. Review by Han Z.
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    Another great collaboration with Mike! Great musician and fantastic techniques!!

  251. Review by Ervin
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    completely professional and gave me exactly what i wanted

  252. Review by Michael J.
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    I was very pleased with how well he played on my song. I just gave him a rough idea and he ran with it. He really added heart to it. Looking forward to working with him in the future.

  253. Review by Han Z.
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    Mike is a fantastic musician and pianist, always deliver great work! It's my pleasure to work with him. Thank YOU!

  254. Review by LNL
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    Michael is great to work with, fast delivery and high quality work!!

  255. Review by INACTIVE
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    Fantastic as always!

  256. Review by Han Z.
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    Great musician and great work! Learnt a lot from the collaboration with Mike! Looking forward to more works together!

  257. Review by INACTIVE
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    TEN stars! Michael Arrom is literally a prodigy and puts 200% into everything he does. He's already been on international tours with legendary musicians and I am honored that he chose to work with me. Not only that, but he is extremely kind, communicative, and truly cares about his work. He'll always be my first choice!

  258. Review by Han Z.
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    It was a wonderful experience of working with Mike. He is a talented musician and make our music piece even beyond our previous expectations. Hope to work with you again very soon!

  259. Review by Haylee J.
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    Michael is truly the most talented, hard working, professional musician/ human I've ever met. He produced a 6 track EP for me, top to bottom in a 2 month time period and it couldn't be more perfect. Michael's the best there is. I couldn't recommend him more!!

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    Mike is an amazing piano player, composer and arranger. In addition to being a great musician, he is extremely reliable and easy to work with. Definitely recommend hiring!

  261. Review by Alex Biniaz-Harris
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    There's a reason people call Michael "The Doctor."

  262. Review by Alex Biniaz-Harris
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    One of the finest keys players I know. Very professional and just a great musician overall. There's a reason he's called "The Doctor"!

Interview with Michael Arrom

  1. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  2. A: Being a succesful musician requires excellent personal time management skills. Teaching lessons, band rehearsal sessions and tour travel can turn your schedule into a chaotic mess. Without a plan for filling in the smaller gaps, it's easy to waste a lot of time. SoundBetter is an incredible platform for helping me manage my career. By taking advantage of the inherent flexibility in remote sessions, I can use this platform to stay productive all the time. It's a fantastic win-win situation where I can offer independent artists my best rates anywhere in exchange for a little flexibility.

  3. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  4. A: I’ve been studying, teaching, performing and creating music for 20 years. My first professional performance was at age 13. I got my first big breaks during my senior year of high school. First, the Grammy Foundation selected me to accompany Keith Urban on live national television at the American Country Awards. Just a few months later, I passed a grueling audition to play keyboards for Steve Vai on an international tour through Australia, New Zealand and Asia. I returned from tour to continue my music education at the prestigious USC Thornton Popular Music Program. I completed the program with multiple department awards and Summa Cum Laude honors. Shortly after graduation, I was invited to return to USC as the youngest member of the Thornton Pop Music faculty team. I currently teach Keyboard Proficiency for pop music majors as well as private studio lessons.

  5. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  6. A: I do a variety of work for my clients. The simplest is when I create a piano backing track for an existing song. From there, my work expands into writing original keyboard parts to complement your melody. I can also do an extensive amount of soundscaping where I add additional synth layers to give your song that radio-ready vibe.

  7. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  8. A: I have a full professional palette of skills to bring to your music. I’m not just a pianist, but also a skilled producer and keyboard multi-instrumentalist. I know my way around a Hammond organ and all the synthesizer and production technologies. I use my skills to sculpt the perfect keyboard tracks around your music. I’ll always do that while paying careful attention to the message and feeling of your song.

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: Sharing my skills with other talented musicians to create something special.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: A standard piano has 88 keys, but there is so much more that you can bring out of the instrument. The full name is piano-forte and that says something about the dynamic ability to express everything between barely a whisper and booming thunder. I have years of top-notch classical training to be able to express the entire range of dynamics to create an arc that complements and enhances the emotional content of your song. You'll rarely hear piano work like mine.

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: I love them both. Like any tool, you get the best results when you use the right tool for the job. Most music will be distributed digitally using a compression algorithm like mp3. For those applications, digital is the way to go. It’s very cost effective and can sound great. For piano work, I can use my MIDI controller and Synthogy’s Ivory plug-in for nearly lifelike results. My favorite instrument for live performance will always be a full concert grand. I love Steinway and I prefer the Hamburg pianos for the brighter tones that they bring to modern music. If you catch me while I’m working on the east coast and you want analog, I can bring you the best of both worlds. I have access to a Hamburg Steinway Model A piano. My recording chain for that is an Earthworks PianoMic followed by your choice of a Neve 1073 or a Telefunken V72 preamp. I bring it to digital using an excellent Apogee Rosetta A/D converter.

  15. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  16. A: I’m currently splitting my time between work in Los Angeles and New York. I’m doing an eclectic mix of live gigs, music direction, session work, sound design, film scoring, production and musical notation work.

  17. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  18. A: 100% effort until you're 100% satisfied. Professionalism throughout in my work, communications and follow up.

  19. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  20. A: I was invited by Michael Stoller's family to take part in a tribute to the late Jerry Leiber. Leiber & Stoller were the first songwriters to be inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame. Their work was legendary and helped launch the career of Elvis Presley with songs like "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock". I was asked to play Hammond organ in an incredible band that paid tribute to their work. Michael Stoller is a living legend and one of my heroes. I will never forget playing alongside him in a loving tribute to his friend and collaborator.

  21. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  22. A: Don't be anxious about approaching me before you're certain of what you want. While it's usually easiest to just give you exactly what you want, it's more fun to help you develop possibilities you hadn't imagined before talking to me. I'm ready to help guide you through a creative range of options.

  23. Q: What's your typical work process?

  24. A: First, I do a lot of listening...listening to the music, listening for the meaning of the song and listening to my client. I'll ask thoughtful questions until I'm confident that I understand your needs. At that point, I'll listen back carefully to your stems to make sure I understand the structural elements of your song: chord patterns, tempo, dynamics, etc. I'll consult with you to select an appropriate voice (piano, organ, synth, etc) and then get to work creating your track. I record both audio and MIDI to allow us to fine tune the performance to your satisfaction. I'll bounce an mp3 of the entire song and share that with you for discussion and for any desired revisions. Once you're 100% satisfied, I'll send you both the isolated wav file and associated MIDI data.

  25. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  26. A: Sir Paul McCartney, hands down. No need to explain further :)

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GenresSounds Like
  • The Beatles
  • Bruno Mars
  • Adele
Gear Highlights
  • Hamburg Steinway Grand Piano A
  • Wurly 200a piano
  • Earthworks PianoMic
  • AKG C414
  • Mercury M72S
  • Vintech X73. LogicProX
  • ProTools
  • Korg Kronos
  • Omnisphere
  • Ivory II
  • NI Komplete
  • Arturia V-Collection
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  • See what Rolling Stone has to say about USC Pop MusicSep 18, 2020

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  • Check out my feature story on VoyageLA!Aug 25, 2020

    http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-michael-arrom-na-koreatown/

  • Michael Arrom Live at GMA with Sofia CarsonJun 25, 2020

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rmNCctacec