Our Recording Studio Staff

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Adam Parkinson is an honours graduate of the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology in London, Ontario. As a student he thrived,  learning under some of the most talented engineers and producers in Canada with credits ranging from Beck to The Rolling Stones. As an OIART intern, he worked even closer with these mentors, further honing his skills and developing a passion for teaching in the music production and engineering space. Since then, he has worked in studios throughout the GTA and assisted for acclaimed Canadian engineer and producer Julius Butty at Arc Recording Studio. Ultimately, his passion for music production and teaching converged here at Merriam. Heading the new Merriam Music Production Academy, he intends to help foster the development of the next generation of music creators.


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.