A BIT ABOUT ME
Michael Petrus - BMus (Hon. 1st Class), GradDipTchLn, Dip. Audio Engineering (SAE)
Hi, I'm Michael Petrus, a professional musician, composer, audio engineer, and qualified music teacher. My 20 year career has spanned a wide array of experiences, from lead singer in a popular Christchurch band, to studying Audio Engineering at the highly regarded SAE in Auckland, and training in classical singing and composition in a BMus (Hon. 1st Class) at the University of Waikato.
I was a member of NBR New Zealand Opera for several years, and have sung as tenor soloist for numerous choral groups around New Zealand.
My teaching career, both as a secondary school music teacher and private music teacher, has enabled me to do what I love every day and share my passion for making quality music with my students, which I consider a privilege. I enjoy working and teaching in a wide range of musical styles, from classical to contemporary, with solo singers and musicians, bands, and choral groups.
One of my specialities is working with singer-songwriters to hone their craft and record their music to share on numerous platforms.
As a composer and audio engineer, I work on a range of projects for New Zealand and International clients, frequently working with solo artists and most recently, composing and recording music for television.