In addition to being an in-demand performer, Mike is actively involved in education. As a student of great teachers and mentors Mike has developed his own approach to sharing music with others through teaching.
As a private lesson instructor, Mike has taught privately for over 6 years. Students have ranged from ages 7 to 40, and have included beginning school band students, hobbyists looking to gain a better handle on the instrument, and musicians looking to develop skills to enter college music programs and begin professional careers. All curriculum for students has been developed based of Mike's own learning with previous students experiences in mind, but all lesson and material covered is personally adapted to the student's specific goals and needs as a musician.
Outside of private lesson instruction, Mike is also involved and available for school clinics, workshops, and other educational festivals. Mike has taught at the Shell Lake Arts Center for both jazz and percussion camps, was a featured clinician at the Big Bang Drum Camp, and was a guest artist/clinician at the Brainerd Jazz Festival (Brainerd, MN) and the Wausau Area Jazz Festival (Wausau, WI).
Mike's private teaching studio is located at 405 N. Main St in Downtown Oshkosh
For more information about registering for private lessons or scheduling a clinic appearance contact Mike directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-410-2588!