Michael Tsalka earned his bachelor’s degree from Tel Aviv University, a piano solo diploma from the Scuola Superiore Internazionale del Trio di Trieste and three degrees—including a doctorate in piano performance—from Temple University. He will be coaching students from the Lynn University Conservatory. Dr. Tsalka has presented 75 master classes and lecture-recitals in academic institutions. Several of his scholarly articles have been published by music journals. Dr. Tsalka was the artistic director of the Bach Festival at the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing and co-artistic director of the Nordic Historical Keyboard Festival in Kuopio, Finland. Currently, he is visiting professor at Celaya Music & Arts Conservatory in Guanajuato, Mexico.