Mike Marcinowski

Mike M.

Brooklyn, NY
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Mike delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Hello, my name is Mike and I am excited to teach you. I have studied the drums for most of my life, and can't wait to show you what I have learned.

I have been fortunate enough to have worked with some amazing teachers and musicians from all over the globe. I am more than willing to pass on what I have discovered.

I have taught beginners how to hold the sticks and play simple grooves, as well as shown seasoned veterans how to strengthen their foundation and overcome roadblocks to mastery.

I encourage my students to develop a solid foundation of technical skills (grip, body mechanics, reading, time, rudiments, styles/grooves) while finding their own voice on the instrument. Musical performance is a deeply personal experience, and I hope to guide you towards whatever goals you have in mind.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
Bamidele Dancers and Drummers

A core member of the Bamidele Dancers and Drummers, I worked with Sekou and Marilyn Sylla, accompanying the West African dance programs at UMass, Amherst, Smith, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke colleges.


Jazz Improvisation
Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
School for Improvised Music Summer Intensive
BA - Ethnomusicology - West African Diasporic Music
Sep 2006 - Jun 2009
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Associates Degree - Classical Percussion Performance
Sep 2004 - Jun 2006
Holyoke Community College


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Performing a duo with Julia Read at Pels Pie in Lefferts Garden, Brooklyn.

Backing up Pete Lanctot at Hank's Saloon in Brooklyn.

Practicing at the studio.

Teaching students in Narrowsburg, NY

A beautiful stage setup for my violin and drum duo READ at the Bread and Puppet Theater in Glover, VT. A magical place indeed.

Backing up Erin Markey in the new musical "A Ride on the Irish Cream." So much fun!


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