With an impressive 63 years on piano, Mike loves his Hammond B3 organ and also plays flute and piccolo as primary instruments. In addition, he is proficient on guitar, electric bass, ukulele, banjo and alto sax. Mike's first performances date to 1968 and he began teaching in 1972 after spending time at both DeAnze Junior College and San Jose State. His favorite artists span many styles and include JS Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin,
Thelonius Monk, Duke Ellington, The Beatles, No Doubt, Frank Zappa and Charlie Parker. Mike is most proud of opening for Hot Tuna and Jefferson Starship, performing at the Monterey Jazz Festival and playing for a huge crowd at Golden Gate Park on the famous 'trailer stage'. His daughter Adrianne sings, plays piano and ukulele while his son Phoenix also teaches here at Main Street. Mike's goals are to continue composing, teaching, playing and sharing his music.