Michelle began playing cello at age 10. Her father, the late Dr. Jose’ Romero, wanted his 4 children to form their own string quartet, and Michelle was assigned to play the cello. Her first teacher was Roxie Berlin, then the late BJ Smith. She also studied with Beverly LeBeck on Oahu, under a Maui Philharmonic Scholarship. She remembers her teachers fondly.
Music has been an incredible adventure, allowing her to have wonderful opportunities, like going to Japan with Uluwehi Guerrero, and playing with and learning from Keali’i Reichel and Willie K. She is deeply grateful for both her parents’ encouragement and support of music. In addition to performing with The Maui Chamber Orchestra and The Maui Pops, she is part of the Praise Band at Grace Bible Church.