Michael Allen Harrison's musical talents began at the young age of 6 when his parents decided to enroll him in piano lessons to help him come out of his shell. "I was painfully shy growing up. My Mom thought it would help me to gain more confidence." Soon after, he discovered that music came easily for him, he was a natural. He attributes his success to his teachers and professors who all had the confidence in him and continued to encourage his natural talent over the years.