Michelle Ishida

Instruments Taught: Piano


Michelle began playing the piano when she was six years old. By high school, she was a professional accompanist for both a local church and at a supper club in her hometown. At Otterbein College, she studied piano performance and composition and began writing her own songs.


Currently, Michelle sings and plays keyboards professionally in several Columbus bands and has been doing so since 1991. She has extensive recording and touring experience, as well as vintage and modern electronic keyboard knowledge.



She believes music is the universal language that allows people to communicate with anyone in the world regardless of cultural differences. That seems like a pretty cool skill to learn!


Teaching Experience

Michelle’s teaching experience includes being an accompanist and director’s assistant for an Upper Arlington middle school choir. She has also been teaching students of all ages privately for the past ten years. Michelle has experience with the youngest of children who simply want to play for enjoyment, but can also accommodate more serious students, who desire to become more advanced players.


Michelle teaches various musical styles (classical, jazz, blues, pop) throughout the beginning of a student’s career. She allows the student to explore the different genres before choosing the one (or ones) they like best. You can trust your child to have a positive experience in the loving care of a career teacher and player like Michelle.

Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 8pm

Friday: 12pm - 6pm

Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

480 West Olentangy Street
Powell, OH 43065