Michael Bell is presently resident organist, composer and music teacher at King's School in Remuera, Auckland. Tutored on the pipe organ at King's College, Auckland, in 1991 Michael Bell toured with a school group around France and England. A particular highlight was a performance on the organ at Canterbury Cathedral. Michael completed a Bachelor of Music and Diploma of Teaching at Auckland University in 2002.
He was formerly the Director of Music at St Matthews in the City for fourteen years (2002-2016) where his setting of Psalm 100 was performed in 2016. Michael won best performance of a NZ work at the Kids Sing in June 2017, and continues to compose for the resident choir at King's School. He has a particular love for the work of Bach and Mozart, and enjoys the art of improvisation.