Michael Spence studied a joint degree in English Literature and Music at Brunel University where he discovered his love of conducting and music education. After studying at The Institute of Education to earn his Music PGCE, Michael worked as Assistant Head of Music and Assistant Director of Music at schools in London, now he works freelance as a music educator, singer, and choir conductor.

Michael studied the Kodály Approach with the British Kodály Academy, eventually taking up a position at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the Junior Department as a Kodály Specialist. Michael completed a Masters of Teaching with specialisms in Kodály at Secondary, and Gender/Sexuality/Identity in Music Education at UCL/IOE.

Michael has worked closely with several mixed choirs over the last few years and directs his own choir, Carpe Harmonia, which he founded in 2015. He incorporates the Kodály Approach into much of his teaching, regardless of the specific discipline, and thoroughly enjoys teaching students of all ages from kindergarteners and teenagers, to adults and fellow musicians.