Mike Gebhart is a Seattle based drummer, pianist, composer, and improviser. A graduate from The University of Washington's Jazz program, Mike has played in the Seattle and greater Northwest area since 2013. He has recorded with bands of his own leadership - most notably, a jazz quartet called The Sky Is A Suitcase. Growing up in a musical household, Mike was exposed to piano at a very young age. He has taught drum, hand drum and piano lessons to students of all ages since 2011. For the past three years, he has helped teach Ballard High School's jazz bands and combos. He has also taught free improvisation classes at Mount Lake Terrace High School.
He first began teaching at Creative Music Adventures as a substitute instructor in 2015, and began teaching full time in the fall of 2016. He has an open teaching approach that combines real world experience with a sensitivity to the personality of each student. His first priority is passing the joy of making music to his students. He is very excited to meet and work with new students through Creative Music Adventures.