Michael Lipson

Why book Michael Lipson?

As a solo artist, I provide an entertaining mix of originals and cover songs of virtually all styles of music. I accompany my voice with guitar or piano, utilizing a Loop Station from time to time so I may layer guitar parts, or play clarinet and/or saxophone over a sample of my own live recording(s).

Further, I offer private lessons in voice, clarinet, guitar, piano, saxophone, bass, songwriting and general music theory. (I also am qualified to give academic tutoring).

Reviews

Music Lessons

Our 14-year-old son started guitar lessons with Mike about four years ago. Since then he has had lessons on sax, bass, mandolin, keyboard, oboe and more guitar, all from Mike. Aside from the obvious: Mike plays all these well enough to teach, I have been impressed because Mike taught the "why" of guitar as well as the "how" so out son is able to play chords well on a piano with only a few lessons.

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: Chris S.
Event: Other in Ypsilanti, MI
Event Date: Jun 1, 2008
Hired As: Pianist, Saxophone Player, Singing Guitarist, Singing Pianist, Woodwind Musician

Review by Bruce F.

I only wish I had had a music teacher like Mike when I was a kid. He really brings out the fun in music at the same time he teaches essential skills and helps young people develop their musical knowledge and instincts.

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: Bruce F.
Organization: parent
Event: Workshop in Canton, MI
Event Date: Feb 7, 2011
Hired As: Pianist

Review by Stephanie S.

We thought he was great. He came prepared to play all of the songs we requested prior to the event and that night if we had a request he didn't know, we pulled the lyrics/chords up on an iPhone and he played it instantly. He created a great atmosphere and we are already thinking of an excuse to have another party to invite him back.

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: Stephanie S.
Event: Birthday Party in Oxford, MI
Event Date: Jan 8, 2011
Hired As: One Man Band

Response from Michael Lipson:

Believe me, I had a great time, too! Everyone was truly in happy spirits, and I feel it was a privilege to share in that spectacular energy! (Much thanks to everyone that sang, danced, and shook the tambourine!!!)

I learned some great tunes for the party which will stick with me always (wit' a bit-o'-fortune!).

I owe y'all "Chicken Fried."

=peacelovehappinessmusic

Review by Joe/Nola B.

Our 15 year old son took some guitar lessons from Michael and our 14 year old daughter has been taking saxophone lessons from Michael for several years. He gets along well with young people and is very willing to work with individual students on mastering music that fits with the students interests and helps them move along musically on their instrument. We have also seen him perform and are amazed by his talent with multiple instruments. We highly recommend him for both music lessons and performances!

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: Joe/Nola B.
Event: Private Party in Ypsilanti, MI
Event Date: Jan 1, 2011

Response from Michael Lipson:

Watching the musical growth of your young ones has been extremely rewarding! I look forward to hearing their next chapters!!!

=peacelovehappinessmusic

Review by Lora S.

Michael was wonderful! He performed virtually for 5 hours straight and his performance was enjoyed by all my guests. He played requests and had a prepared repetoire that was a crowd pleaser. I had great feedback from my family and friends about Michael and would not hestitate to hire him for other parties.

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: Lora S.
Event: Christmas Party in Brighton, MI
Event Date: Dec 18, 2010
Hired As: One Man Band, Guitarist, Holiday Entertainment, Singing Guitarist, Woodwind Musician

Response from Michael Lipson:

Lora, you hosted an incredible event! I felt honored to be a part of it. The enthusiasm of you and all your guests made the experience even more enjoyable for me. I love to have (so many) folks singin' along! Special thanks to the REAL little drummer boy!!!

P. S. I certainly owe you some Cole Porter!!

=peacelovehappinessmusic

Review by Abi F.

Mike was an amazing instructor & friend. I went to him for guitar and voice lessons. Aside from the technical stuff, he helped me get over my stage fright. I highly recommend him.

Overall
Reviewer: Abi F.
Event: Private Party in Ypsilanti, MI
Event Date: Sep 5, 2008

Response from Michael Lipson:

Besides having one of the coolest looking guitars EVER, I always appreciated your willingness to learn...and your ability to play what you've studied! I'm so glad that there are (classic B&W) photos to show how you certainly rocked out at the showcase!! (Further, trading your web design skills for lessons was a welcomed barter!!!)


=peacelovehappinessmusic

Review by John W.

Mike did a perfect job. He was on-time, played the music we requested, and was reasonably priced. Our guests were pleased.

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: John W.
Event: Anniversary Party in Chelsea, MI
Event Date: Sep 30, 2010
Hired As: One Man Band

Response from Michael Lipson:

I truly enjoyed the festive atmosphere you created for the party. It was great to have everyone so receptive to the music!!

The memories of your parents that were shared aloud allowed me to be privy to some very loving family and friends. I was proud to play "Desperado" for your father.


=peacelovehappinessmusic

Review by Teresa B.

My daughter took clarinet lessons from Mike. He is very professional and experienced. She learned alot from Mike and I would highly recommend him as a teacher.

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: Teresa B.
Event: Private Party in Ypsilanti, MI
Event Date: May 28, 2010

Response from Michael Lipson:

I was always quite impressed with her attention to detail. She displayed a remarkable tone on the instrument. She took to music exceedingly well, and it was a pleasure to have her as a student. I respect the encouragement from you both.


=peacelovehappinessmusic

Review by Paul Y.

As a beginning guiatarist, I learned a great deal from Michael in just a short period of time.

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: Paul Y.
Event: Private Party in Ypsilanti, MI
Event Date: Oct 1, 2008
Hired As: Guitarist

Response from Michael Lipson:

Paul, it was truly great to share your passion for learning brilliant songs, especially by the likes of the Stones. Not only were you a great student, it was a blessing to know you as a friend. Rock on and on, brother, for sure!

=peacelovehappinessmusic

Review by helene f.

Michael is my son's bass teacher. My son has been taking private lessons from Mike for 2 years and has learned a great deal. Mike makes music lessons fun and educational. He is knowledgeable in all areas of music and very talented.

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: helene f.
Event: Private Party in Ypsilanti, MI
Event Date: Sep 21, 2010
Hired As: Guitarist

Response from Michael Lipson:

I truly can't begin to express the way I feel about how he has progressed in such a short time. His bass skills are impressive for his age. Further, he has an unparalleled zeal for learning more and more about music and the instrument in question. It's such a pleasure to know that he is now getting into more symphonic works with the double bass (upright). He is blossoming into a rather versatile and quite talented young musician, and I, as his music teacher couldn't be happier.

I do anticipate seeing (and, of course, hearing) where his musical journey takes him.

=peacelovehappinessmusic

Review by Jill

I have taken lessons from Michael in the past. He is reasonably priced, patient and inspiring. He was willing to teach you any song. This is nice because you are not forced to learn songsor genres that are not of interest.

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: Jill
Event: Private Party in Ypsilanti, MI
Event Date: Feb 1, 2010
Hired As: Guitarist

Response from Michael Lipson:

Thank you, Jill! You were a memorable student (I sure hope you still play!!). Cat Stevens' "Father and Son" was great to get down and play.

Til next time, I will listen for the Jeep Honk!

=peacelovehappinessmusic

Review by Linda L.

Mike has been teaching my son (age 13) guitar for over 3 years now. He is absolutely great with kids! Mike is very encouraging, professional, flexible and reasonably priced. I am very happy with the services he has provided as a teacher! He brings out the best in his students!

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: Linda L.
Event: Private Party in Ypsilanti, MI
Event Date: Sep 24, 2010
Hired As: Guitarist

Response from Michael Lipson:

Thank you, Linda!! Watching the positive changes in him over the years through music and the guitar has truly been remarkable. Where first he may have been unsure, now it is apparent that he retains his focus, is motivated to learn, and determined to rock (and, if I can help it, some other fine types of music, too!)! I look forward to experiencing further progress as his music star shines brighter.

=peacelovehappinessmusic

Review by Kelly G.

Michael did a great job entertaining our guests, he was well worth the money and over exceeded our expetactions. We were really impressed with the amount of and material Micheal had, he played several instruments and sang for 6 hours. I would highly reccomend Michael.

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: Kelly G.
Event: Birthday Party in Birmingham, MI
Event Date: Aug 28, 2010
Hired As: One Man Band, Guitarist, Multi-Instrumentalist, Singing Guitarist

Response from Michael Lipson:

Kelly, you hosted a great birthday party for your husband. I certainly was delighted to provide a musical atmosphere. Both you and he, as well as all your friends were an absolute delight to entertain...and hang with afterwards! I sooooooooo appreciate the extra bonus of food and drink (and all those leftovers). I had a wonderful time and, of course, I am overjoyed to know you and your guests did, as well.

=peacelovehappinessmusic

Booking Info

  • Fee: Contact for rates

Whether you hire Michael Lipson or another One Man Band for your Ypsilanti event, we strongly recommend that all communication be kept on the Gig Salad booking platform as you book your One Man Band. When you do, we’re able to offer numerous benefits that we cannot guarantee if you take communication or deposit payment off the Gig Salad website. Our booking system is easy to use and handles secure deposit payments from you to the Ypsilanti One Man Band of your choice.

Be sure that the quote/agreement your One Man Band sends you outlines performance fees, travel fees, extras, arrival and departure times, cancellation policy, insurance information and other applicable details.

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with Michael Lipson to find out what their setup requirements are.

Free Quote Request

Services

You might also like:

Matt Walch Singing the Big Band Standards
11 reviews

Matt Walch sings the Big Band Standards recorded by Sinatra, Bennett, Darin, Nat…

Jazz Singer

Ann Arbor, MI

Mr. Vegas Man – The Americana One Man Band &…
4 reviews

Presenting Mr. Vegas Man- The Americana One Man Band & Sing-A-Long Show. Musical…

One Man Band

Plymouth, MI

Gerald Foster Cocktail/ Dinner Pianist
5 reviews

A cocktail pianist sets the mood for any room. Right from the start, this magic…

Pianist

Detroit, MI

Sacco Entertainment
0 reviews

I have well over 25 years experience in the business.I'm mostly a Frank Sinatra…

Frank Sinatra Impersonator

Detroit, MI