At the time Mike contributed to recording some of the cymbal percusion on this album, he was a recording engineer with Bias Recording Studio. While Mike was a staff recording engineer at Bias Studios in Springfield, VA he resided in the Metropolitan DC area where he continued playing with local groups.
Before that Mike was a fixture on the Tidewater, Virginia music scene for almost 3 decades. He cut his professional teeth as a teenager with the Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg. In between he did stints as a drummer for both Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion.
Mike studied music at both the Shenandoah Conservatory for Music (Winchester, VA), and Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA).
As a percussionist, Mike has performed and recorded every type of music, from Classical percussion to German Octoberfest music to rock and roll and jazz.
He has released 2 albums of his own compositions.
Mike was a finalist in the Songwriters Association of Washington song writing contest.
The Songwriters Association of Washington presents an annual songwriters contest called THE MID-ATLANTIC SONG CONTEST. For details see MASC.
As of 2021 Mike resided in Hampton Roads, VA and was a recording engineer there.
He continues being active as a drummer/percusionist.
He is passing on his knowledge of playing percussion instruments as a teacher.
(Heidi Gerber-Salins is discussed on other pages, including: Producer-Phase I; under Arrangers-Phase I; and as Duet Partner.)
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