Who I Am?
The images below represent many, though not all, of the people and things that have greatly molded the way I see, hear, play, write and think about life through music (in no particular order).
my new album! (Click for music)
This album can be downloaded for free at link above (Bandcamp).
Taken as a whole, these eleven colorfully orchestrated (and sometimes refreshingly strange) songs were meant to act as a sort of "Dante's Purgatory for Dreamers." Listeners meet a handful of seemingly lost souls, all distinct, yet related through their passionate pursuit of dreams. A terrific second collection of songs by songwriter Michael Billingsley.
my first album (click for music -
Glad you're stopping in at this site. I'm a music teacher and a singer-songwriter. I've primarily played trumpet throughout my life, but developed a real love for playing piano, singing and writing songs in and after college. Aside from playing music around town with local bands, I run the Camden County College music program and am working towards my doctoral degree in music education at Rutgers University. My real passion, outside of making music myself, is to help those people with no real hands-on connections to music understand how valuable a life with music making (musicking) can be. I strive to make all of my teachings reflect this.