Mike M Drums
About this pro
I love playing music with Mike. I asked him to accompany me and/or create parts for my original songs and the experience was fantastic. I only wish I lived closer to him now! He's a great, sensitive and creative drummer, adding depth and excitement to the music he plays. He's also passionate about his art; always seeking ways to better his skills, explore new opportunities and create musical community. Finally, he's a funny, caring, relaxed and upbeat guy to be around- highly recommended!!!Oct 4, 2017
As the drummer in my funk band, Middle Blue, Mike provides both an airtight rhythmic foundation and a sense of adventure. In other words, the beat is always concrete, but never *too* straight. He's always doing something interesting or mysterious with it. Also, he's full of surprises. Just the other day, he threw a rhythmic idea at me that I hadn't heard from him, and we've been playing together for over a year. If I were a drummer, I'd be excited to take lessons with Mike.Sep 28, 2017
Mike plays drums in my band. He is friendly, flexible, professional, always prepared, and talented. He is a pleasure to work with, and a hard working gentleman.Nov 4, 2015
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I charge $35 a half hour and $75 an hour for lessons.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The first thing I do is figure out what the student wants to learn, then we create short term and long term goals to work towards. These could be specific like learning a particular song or groove, or more abstract, like how to play jazz.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have degrees in classical percussion performance and performance based ethnomusicology. In addition I have participated in several jazz residencies and taken countless masterclasses and studied privately with many amazing teachers and performers. I have played music on many different stages, and toured across the US. I have experience performing in rock, jazz, funk, country, gospel and pop groups, as well as solo percussion and ensemble performances.