Michael Behlmar is a professonal and certified drum instructor, teaching all styles and ages. Mike graduated from the Percussion Institute of Technology in Hollywood, California in 1986 and has been performing internationally and teaching since then. He studied under recording artists Joe Porcaro, Ralph Humphrey, Steve Houghton, Casey Scheurell, Jeff Porcaro, and Joe Morello. He has also studied with internationally renowned drum educator Dom Famularo in Long Island, New York.
Mike has published his own series of method books, including the textbook Applied Syncopation, and has taught percussion in the public school system for over 20 years, including five years as Indoor Drumline Director, earning his teams several awards in band competitions and ensemble chairs.
Mike has played in a variety of bands in a variety of formats, including an international tour of the east coast from Key West to Nova Scotia. He plays all styles, including blues, funk, jazz, pop, country, Latin, and gospel. In addition to live gigs, he has been recorded on several CDs as a studio musician.