At Unity Spiritual Center of Port Richey we believe music is food for the soul. We believe music is prayer. We believe music is an important part of growth in our spiritual lives, helping us to realize our oneness with each other and Divine Spirit, and to feel the warm embrace of our loving Creator.
Michael started his musical training in Jamaica, West Indies at the age of 10. He subsequently studied at universities, eventually receiving a Bachelor of Arts in piano Performance.
In the ensuing years, Michael performed and traveled extensively throughout the United States, Caribbean and East Europe both as a performer and accompanist. He has also participated in several professional recording projects for TV and radio broadcasts including the internationally known TV ministry It Is Written. In 2005, he produced a solo album Arabesque of Hope.
Currently, Michael records, composes and orchestrates professionally for solo artists throughout the US and Canada. He has taught piano for over 20 years and works as pianist/keyboardist for multiple churches and organizations.
Steven Schildbach grew up in Spring Hill, FL, where he became involved in music and theatre when he was eight years old. He started taking piano lessons first, added cello at the age of twelve, and became a percussionist when he started middle school. He was involved with marching and concert band throughout high school and was awarded the John Philip Sousa Award for excellence in musicianship. Later, Steven attended Florida State University, where he studied music and played tuba in the Marching Chiefs.
In addition to his musicianship, Steven has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Audio Production and extensive experience running sound for theatre and church organizations. He has worked with a variety of local bands and musicians, mixing and producing demos. He has also taught Audio Production and Sound Design classes for the past few years.
Steven has music directed many community theater productions in Pasco and Hernando counties for the past decade. He is a FL certified Music teacher, about to begin his 5th year of teaching. Currently, Steven is the Director of Bands at Crystal River High School.