Welcome! My name is Michael Minotti.

Instructional design is an artform. Similar to carpentry or metalwork, there is a craft to designing a supported, functioning, and enjoyable learning experience. With a knowledge of learning theories and best practices, an agile mindset, and a love for helping others, I can be the key to unlocking your organization's learning potential.

I have over 8 years of professional experience in curriculum development and learner-centered instruction. However, as a musician, my teaching experience is greater as I have been teaching music lessons to all ages for over a decade.

I am a strong proponent of active communication and strive to create an environment conducive to completing the tasks at hand. I specialize in a variety of learning models including cooperative, collaborative, and project-based learning. My current goal is to synthesize my knowledge of cooperative and collaborative learning with gamification.

Outside of the ID realm, I am a nerd at heart and have always enjoyed crafting puzzles and games for others. I also enjoy hiking, imaginative stories, drumming, traveling, and delicious food.

Major Software Skills

Articulate 360




Google Suite

Microsoft Suite

Primary Expertise and Soft Skills

Active Learning

Data Analysis

Interpersonal Communication

Learner-Centered Design

Music Production

Project Management