Dr. Michael Cutler earned his Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary, his Master of Education at Gonzaga University and returned to the University of Calgary to defend his doctoral dissertation, “The Musical Imagination: Re-imaging a Sound Education through Musical Boundary Play” earning his Doctor of Education (Learning Sciences).
Michael toured as a professional guitarist with his band Facing West and Lindsey ELL supporting artists such as Randy Bachman, The Guess Who, Serena Ryder and many more. He is a much sought after sessional guitarist and instructor. He also spent 10 years as music director in several public-school music programs and teaching guitar classes.
Michael presented his research at many conferences including AECT (Florida) and the International Conference on Education (Prague, 2022) winning best presentation award. Michael recently published the guitar method book “A Modern Approach to Guitar” tailored towards music directors.