Mike has been a dedicated student of the instrument for 25 years and has been teaching and performing professionally for 15 of them.
After receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from Towson University in 2004, Mike balanced his time between teaching and freelancing as a first call drummer playing everything from Jazz to Rock to Latin music. From 2006-2011, Mike toured the world performing with the original rock band, "The Bridge." That's where Mike got some invaluable real world experience playing upwards of 200 shows a year and sharing the stage with the likes of, The Allman Brothers, Umphrey's Mcgee, Lettuce, Mike Gordon, Primus and many more established acts.
It is through his wide range of experiences as both a performer and a teacher that Mike has created a curriculum specifically designed to provide a clear and logical progression to understanding the fundamentals of rhythm and drum-set performance.