About Me

Michael Grodsky, Principal
Aquarius Insurance Services, LLC
Aquarius Financial (CA Registered Investment Advisor)

office:  (323) 293-6800   fax: (888) 241-2127
michael@artist911.com
CA insurance licenses 0F43491, 0I36139
NM insurance licenses 8969264, 17012975

Aquarius Insurance Services, LLC is an independent broker serving California arts and entertainment employers and other businesses.

Aquarius Financial is a California Registered Investment Advisor offering fee-only investment management services for individuals and families. Click here for more information.

Michael Grodsky, Principal
Michael Grodsky photoIn 2006 Michael obtained his CA insurance license while enrolled in UCLA Extension’s certificate program for Personal Financial Planning. In 2007 he earned the Series 7 and Series 66 securities licenses.

Michael has served as a board member and president of Side Street Projects, a nonprofit artist-run organization, and as an insurance and investment management specialist for GYST, an company providing information and technology solutions for artists by artists.

From 2010 through 2017 at the Cancer Support Community, Benjamin Center Michael hosted a monthly educational hour for people wishing to decipher and understand their options for Medicare and health insurance.

Michael’s Medicare & Health Insurance 101 educational workshops have been sponsored or hosted by GeneratePossibility, Cancer Support Community-Benjamin Center, The California Endowment, Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, 18th Street Arts Center, Angels Gate Cultural Center, Avenue 50 Studio, California Lawyers for the Arts, LA Art Park, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, Outpost for Contemporary Arts, and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. These organizations listed above have given support such as providing meeting locations, equipment, and handouts for educational presentations. Their listing here is not an endorsement of Aquarius Insurance Services or Aquarius Financial.

Prior to starting his insurance and financial services business, during a 20 year career in higher education Michael taught recording engineering, music theory, applied guitar, sound design, video editing, MIDI and other entertainment technology-related courses at UCLA Extension, The Art Institute-Santa Monica, Santa Ana College, Citrus College, and Fullerton College. Michael is a founding member of musical groups Transcendental Choo-Choo, C.A.G.E. (California Avant Garde Ensemble), Running with Scissors, Reduced Listening Ensemble, Stick Probing Commune, and rock band Dynamo Hum.

A guitarist, composer and singer who likes making all kinds of sounds, Michael earned a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Guitar Performance and a Master’s in Music Theory and Composition from California State University, Fullerton. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife, artist Mara Lonner, and their dog Cate.