Our Recording Studio Staff
Mike Tompa has over 18 years of musical experience stretching over a wide variety of styles and instruments. From performing in multiple function groups, orchestras, jazz bands, rock/metal bands and many more, he has the experience and knowledge to help bring your creations to life. Mike studied Audio Engineering at O.I.A.R.T (Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology), in London Ontario, under some of the industries finest.
After graduation, Mike moved to the United Kingdom with the hopes of securing an internship with one of Britian’s elite rock studios. Landing on the doorstep of Outhouse Studios (www.outhousestudios.co.uk), located in Reading UK, Mike was welcomed through the door by surprised studio owner, John Mitchell. Working alongside John, Ben Humphries, and James Billinge, he quickly proved himself as an intern, and was made a permanent staff member assisting, producing, and engineering. Outhouse was home for a couple of years, however Mike has now returned to his Canadian roots and is excited to take the helm of the new recording studio at Merriam Productions.
Mike Siracusa has been performing for over 33 years. Over that time, he has toured and recorded with many artists. During Mike’s extensive career, he’s had the good fortune to perform with Alex Lifeson, Orianthi, Rik Emmett, Duke Robillard, Bernard Fowler, Dave Grissom, Andy Timmins, Wayne Krantz, Lorne Lofsky, Gary Hoey, Sue Foley, Guthrie Govan, Johnny Highland as well as many others.
Mike also produces, arranges and composes for many bands, artists, TV and radio shows. He is currently the Creator and Director of the Band Chops Program at the Merriam School of Music where he has been a member of the faculty for the past 17 years. Many students have benefited from Mike’s teaching experience through songwriting, drum and guitar lessons. Several have been accepted into some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in North America. Many are now enjoying successful careers as musicians.
Mike Siracusa has also been writing and recording his own music for over 35 years.