Michael Bell began his tertiary piano studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Gerard Willems, completing his Bachelor of Music Education with Honours in 1996, specialising in accompaniment and contemporary music performance. In 1997 he received membership into the Golden Key National Honours Society, continuing his Conservatorium piano studies with Willems, Stephanie McCallum, and David Miller in vocal and instrumental accompaniment.
In 2001 he was awarded the Sonja Hanke Memorial Scholarship, and completed his Diploma of Music Performance. Michael has tutored in Piano & Chamber Music at the Conservatorium Open Academy, the Conservatorium High School, and St. Ignatius College Riverview.
Currently Michael is College Accompanist at St. Aloysius’ College, and is an active freelance accompanist.