Michael TK Lam is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, under the tutelage of Dr. Alfonse Anderson. Originally from Hong Kong, Michael finished his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He graduated from University College London with a MA in Music Education. Inspired by his mentor, Isabel Bayrakdarian, he decided to pursue a career in classical voice and he graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with a Masters in Music.
Michael has had the honor to perform in operas and concerts in the United States, the United Kingdom, Austria, and Italy. He has also won first place in the New England Music Festival in 2016, and first place in the graduate division of National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition in Las Vegas in 2021.
Michael teaches undergraduate level voice at UNLV and one of his students recently won a scholarship to the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, where he performed at the Stefaniensaal, a prestigious concert hall in Austria. While Michael specializes in classical voice, he is a versatile as a musician. He is also a skilled performer on both the guitar and saxophone and has performed in many countries throughout the world. Michael’s experience in playing the saxophone includes years in concert bands and jazz ensembles, and his credentials include the qualification of Grade 6 in the Trinity College of London Music Examinations. He teaches all genres of music, including pop, rock, country, metal, musical theatre, R&B, etc. He also teaches students of all ages, backgrounds, voice types, and levels of ability.
His teaching philosophy is to create an encouraging and safe environment for his students to realize their true musical potential. He believes that everyone has a musical talent and that it can be maximized through nurture. Taking lessons with Michael will not only improves one’s musical ability, but also one’s confidence and versatility in music. He believes it is essential to explore various possibilities within one’s natural talent. He has taught students in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China, the United States, Taiwan and South Korea.