Mike has over 25 years of teaching and performing experiece. He has played with various jazz ensembles in North Cenral Washington, such as Easy Money and The Jazz Journey. He has played with the Wenatchee and Yakima Symphonies, the Wenatchee British Brass Band, and has toured with the University of Calgary Wind Ensemble.
Mike has maintained a percussion studio of between 40 and 60 students for the past 20 years. Several of his students have won state championships, or placed in the top 3 in Snare Drum, Marimba, Timpani, and Multiple Percussion divisions at the Washington State Solo and Ensemble Competition. He has been a coach with the Icicle Creek Youth Symphony, as well as with several area marching band drum lines, and has judged at Washington and Oregon state solo competitions.
Mike has his Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance at Central Washington University.