Mike started playing drums professionally in 1972. He is the author of You're In The Band, a "play-along" book and tape package that sold in music stores throughout the world. Mike attended the St. Louis Conservatory from 1979-1983 and he plays all percussion instruments. He studied with John Kasica and the late Rick Holmes. Over the past 25 years Mike has studied with the late Jim Chapin and periodically studies with Kenny Aronoff and Chuck Silverman until his untimely death in May 2014. He has left a huge void in the drumming community that will be hard to fill. Rest in Peace Chuck
During Mike's 27 year tenure at Drum Headquarters, he taught as many as 60 students per week. Mike's students continue to take lessons from him at Sidetrack Studio which is his recording studio. Sidetrack Studios is a professional "for hire" recording studio in Creve Coeur Missouri. The studio is not only equipped with digital technology, but is also equipped with a congas, timbales, a wide assortment of hand percussion instruments and of course two drum sets.
In Mike's words...
I am very lucky to pursue my passion... MUSIC!
Thought for the day.. "Timing is Everything..in music and in Life"