Michael Batton

Michael Batton earned his M.M. in guitar performance from the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music. He has performed across the United States in venues such as The White House and the Hour of Power from the Crystal Cathedral. He has studied under the tutelage of John DeCairo, Jim Smith, Hank Mackey, Skeets McWilliams, Steve Morse, Richard Smith, and Kenny Wayne Shephard. He has also performed in master classes of such virtuosos as Pepe Romero, Scott Tennant, and Benjamin Verdery. Michael has many years of experience teaching students as young as age 4 through adult, and currently serves on the guitar faculty at the Patel Conservatory, in Tampa, Florida.

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