Michael Packer graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. Michael has studied privately with Ralph Humphrey and Jeff Hamilton. Performance credits include Free Flight, Nils Lofgren, Wilson Phillips, Carl Anderson, Ben Vereen, Steve Allen, Michael Bolton (CableAce Awards) and Cirque Du Soleil (CableAce Awards). Television credits include 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th Annual CableAce Awards (TNT), The EasterSeal Telethon (National Broadcast), KTLA Morning Show with Leeanza Cornet, World Cup Closing Ceremonies (World Wide Broadcast) and the New York New York Casino & Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. (In-house recording). His teaching experience consists of 25 years of private instruction, adjunct faculty member at Citrus College and Azusa Pacific University, and several clinics in the USA and Europe. Michael is currently the Senior Director of Global Partnerships and Outreach at the Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) and is a member of the drum department faculty. Michael is the author of Feet Don’t Fail Me Now and Bass Drum and Hi Hat DVD (Hal Leonard Publications), and has written for Modern Drummer Magazine. Please visit www.mikepackerdrums.com for more info.