MSA Instrumental Music is thrilled to welcome Michael Rennie as our new String Orchestra instructor! Beginning at a young age on the violin, Michael is classically trained and has had a dynamic career as an educator, performer, composer and producer, exploring many different genres of music along the way. In 2012 Michael launched New Village Music (now Jambo Music), a robust after-school music program that spans across several schools in Marin, offering music tuition to hundreds of students over the years. Since his move to Marin county in 2011, Michael has also been the music director at The New Village School, Montessori de Terra Linda and Caulbridge School. His daughter, Siena, is a multi-talented freshman at NHS/MSA studying Cinematic Arts, Vocal Music and Foundation Dance.
Before moving to Marin, Michael lived in Brooklyn, NY and was on string faculty at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and the Connecticut School of Music. While in New York, Michael also directed an international non-profit, Musicians for World Harmony. He strategized directly with the Leadership and Capacity Development Team at the United Nations, developing and seeking funding for music healing projects in various African countries.