Michael Chandler taught music and movement in Texas public schools for 16 years, most of them in the Lewisville Independent School District, where he was named Teacher of the Year at two elementary campuses. In 2005, 2007, and 2013 his student ensembles were featured performers at the TMEA Clinic and Convention in San Antonio. Michael presents workshops and sessions at the local, state, and national level including for TMEA, TCDA, and AOSA. He has taught in Orff Schulwerk certification courses at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, the Hartt School in Connecticut, Oregon State University, and the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. He has served as President of the North Texas Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA) and as a Regional Representative on the AOSA National Board of Trustees. He is an accompanist with the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas and is the author of Everyday Recorder, Recorder Everyday, an Orff Schulwerk approach to integrating recorder into the music classroom. Michael is currently working toward the PhD degree in music education at the University of North Texas in Denton.