About Mike Siracusa
|Programs Taught:||Band Lessons|
|Levels Taught:||Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced|
|Styles:||Classical, Jazz, Rock, Pop, R&B|
|Home or Studio||Studio|
Mike Siracusa 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 18 years. Many students have benefited from Mike?s teaching experience through song writing, drum and guitar lessons.
Several have been accepted into some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in North America. They are now enjoying successful careers as musicians. Another venture which Mike is currently involved in at The Merriam School of Music is programming events for the Oakville Jazz Festival and Canada’s largest Ribfest in Burlington. These venues include performances from teachers, students and well-known artists from all over Ontario. He also produces and records artists at The Merriam Recording Studio and in the newly renovated and acoustically engineered concert hall.
Mike Siracusa has been performing for over 33 years. Over that time, he has toured and recorded and backed up many artists. For the past 19 years, Mike has been a Faculty Member of IMC Camp Rock and Guitar Workshop Plus.
These camps have allowed Mike to perform with such artists as Alex Lifeson, Orianthi, Rik Emmett, Duke Robillard, Bernard Fowler, Dave Grissom, Andy Timmins, Wayne Krantz, Lorne Lofsky, Gary Hoey, Sue Foley, Guthrie Govan, Johnny Hiland, Brent Mason, Dave LaRue, T. M. Stevens, as well as many others.
Mike also produces, arranges and composes for many bands, artists, TV and radio shows. He has been writing and recording his own music for over 35 years.
|School/ College/ University:||N/A|
|Certifications:||Faculty Member of IMC Camp Rock and Guitar Workshop Plus|