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Micah McClain

Drummer | Educator

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Micah McClain

Drummer | Educator

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The Short Story

Micah has been teaching drum set students of all ages for 25 years, and 2018 marks his 15th year of teaching music in the classroom. A student of drumming for nearly four decades, Micah constructed his first drum set at age five from a collection of tupperware bowls and pan lids. Family inspiration, a strong school music program, and generous mentorship (Shawn Pelton, Kenwood Dennard, Kenny Aronoff) paved the way for early performances with jazz luminaries David Baker, Dave Liebman, James Moody and Red Rodney. Micah attended Indiana University on a jazz studies scholarship and later landed in Chicago where he immersed himself in the rich jazz, funk and soul traditions that still survive there. He has performed music on six continents, studied North Indian classical music, royal Ugandan court music, West African drumming and dance in Ghana, and is certified in the Orff Schulwerk approach to teaching music in the classroom. Micah has lived in the San Francisco Bay area since 2004 and currently teaches drum set and music and movement classes at Montessori Family School in El Cerrito, Mulberry School in Berkeley, and Duck's Nest Preschools in Berkeley and Oakland. He also works as a freelance drummer and his current musical projects include My 3 Sons, Quella Ragazza, Terrence Brewer AJQ, The Pentatonics and Project Pimento.

 
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About


My Teachers

About


My Teachers

  Dad   |  David Warner, Donnie Iris, Roy Buchanan

Dad | David Warner, Donnie Iris, Roy Buchanan

  Mom

Mom

  Maiden Voyage

Maiden Voyage

  Shawn Pelton |  Saturday Night Live, Bruce Springsteen

Shawn Pelton | Saturday Night Live, Bruce Springsteen

  Dylan Wissing |  Alicia Keys, Kanye West

Dylan Wissing | Alicia Keys, Kanye West

  Ed Soph  | Joe Henderson, Woody Herman

Ed Soph | Joe Henderson, Woody Herman

  Kay Stonefelt  | Baltimore Symphony

Kay Stonefelt | Baltimore Symphony

  Dr. David Baker |  J.J. Johnson, Smithsonian Jazz

Dr. David Baker | J.J. Johnson, Smithsonian Jazz

  Kenny Aronoff |  John Mellencamp, Rolling Stones

Kenny Aronoff | John Mellencamp, Rolling Stones

  Michael Raynor |  Kurt Elling, Von Freeman

Michael Raynor | Kurt Elling, Von Freeman

  Kenwood Dennard  | Maceo Parker, Jaco Pastorius

Kenwood Dennard | Maceo Parker, Jaco Pastorius

  Kalyan Pathak  | Fareed Haque, Joe Beck

Kalyan Pathak | Fareed Haque, Joe Beck

  Doug Goodkin  | San Francisco School, Orff Institute

Doug Goodkin | San Francisco School, Orff Institute

  Sofia Lopez-Ibor  | San Francisco School, Orff INstitute

Sofia Lopez-Ibor | San Francisco School, Orff INstitute

  James Harding  | San Francisco School, Orff Institute

James Harding | San Francisco School, Orff Institute

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Performance Credits


Performance Credits

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Performance Credits


Performance Credits

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CHICAGO 

INDIANA

Discography

Other Recordings

(Out of Print or Unavailable)

Matt Small Chamber Ensemble | Matt Small Chamber Ensemble | 2013

Magnesium | Voiceless Collection | 2001

Bottomless Four | Four | 2000

Family Lifted | Mysterious Hub Tour | 1999

Gyrogenics | Gyrogenics | 1997

Melodious Funk | Melodious Funk | 1993

IASJB | IASJB | 1993

 
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Performance Calendar


Performance Calendar

Performance Calendar


Performance Calendar