Michael Abrams was born and raised right in the heart of Music City - Nashville, TN. His roots run deep in music having learned drums under the instruction of Joe Hobbs, Bill Bachman, Chris Watson and other heavy hitters in the marching percussion world. His percussion career started in high school and consisted of several successful years competing in WGI Scholastic Open Class and World Class Championships in Dayton, OH as well as SCGC regional competitions throughout the southeast. In college, he marched with the University of Tennessee's Pride of the Southland Band, then taught at two high schools in the Knoxville, TN area that participated in WGI as well as CIPA regional competitions. Throughout the years of marching percussion, he picked up some other styles of drumming in the form of soul, funk, rock, blues, metal, punk, jazz, and some latin styles on drumset. Drum lessons with Michael are fun, accessible, encouraging, and challenging for drummers of all ages!
Mike has taught private drumset lessons to students of all ages and abilities since 2014 and he loves it. He strives to share his passion for the drums with his students and he understands the potential impact that learning an instrument can have on a student's wellbeing. His lessons are organized, and his kind and supportive nature has helped him excel as a teacher. He genuinely cares for his students' musical and personal growth. Additionally, he has several years of experience working with children with disabilities and has seen the great benefits these children receive from learning the drums. Most important, he makes sure his students are always having fun!