Michael Blattel : 281-235-8830 : firstname.lastname@example.org
I was born in Houston, TX. When I was 9 my family moved to The Woodlands. A year later, I began playing the drums and guitar. For six years, I studied all styles of drum set and snare drum percussion under the tutelage of Jim Sisson. At the age of 12 I formed my first band. Throughout high school I played and performed in various musical groups. After serving 4 years in the US Army (Military Police), I continued my musical education studying percussion while attending LSU. Since returning to The Woodlands in the mid 1990’s, I have played and continue to play with several original, and cover bands, and have been a sub drummer/guitarist for numerous churches around The Woodlands area. In 2002, I formed the instrumental funk/jazz group Drop Trio . From 2002-2010, Drop Trio released 3 acclaimed albums, recorded with Solange Knowles, embarked on numerous US tours, and received 9 Houston Press awards including “Best Jazz” and “Best Funk.” I currently play drums with the original folk/country band Market Junction and the 80’s tribute band ThunderPants. I play guitar and ukulele in the acoustic duo Magpie & Loon. I have been teaching drums, guitar, and ukulele to students of all ages and abilities in the Woodlands area in 1999. I was a co-owner and manager of Pro Music Instruction from 2009-2018. I currently teach 50+ students per week and perform 100+ shows per year.
I have been married since 1992. We have three kids, 1 boy (21) who is in the Air Force, and 2 girls (18) a senior in high school, (6) home schooled.