Professional Drumming, Touring Wellness and Recovery Support Services

Integrative Somatic and Trauma-informed Practices to Address Addiction and Post Performance Depression. 

"Going to AA is the only chance in LA you get to see fellow musicians." - Moby

The touring lifestyle and unceasing demands of celebrity are both challenging and exhausting, not to mention have the potential to lead to substance abuse and result in post-performance depression. My experience as an Integrative Somatic Therapist and Ashtanga Yoga Instructor for Five Star resorts combined with my experience teaching Trauma-Informed Yoga and Mindfulness in a Prison Addiction Treatment setting to address the underlying neuro-biological causes of addiction, make me uniquely qualified to work with the touring performer.

My capacity to embed with the band as the drummer ensures the greatest likelihood of the performer's continuity of practice.  Regular practice, is essential to the success of any recovery program, in particular self-regulation practices that require experiential learning rather than only Cognitive Behavior Therapy.   Being invested in the band's success directly as a member, adds an additional layer of trust between myself and the client as we share daily routines of wellness and self-care.

Yoga, Mindfulness, Therapeutic Bodywork, Plant-Based Nutrition, and regular consultations in context - (while on tour), can stabilize the pendulum swings of the tour experiences .  Additionally, clients will develop the capacity to re-calibrate to an internal base-line of peace and energized calm after a performance, thus reducing withdrawal from the performance high to ensure the greatest potential of success when coming off the road and back into the "mundane" activities of life among family and friends.

These evidenced-based practices foster:

  • Greater Self-regulation and Capacity to De-escalate Hyper-Arousal,
  • Decreased Impulsivity,
  • Increased Emotional Resilience,
  • Improved Pain and Stress Management,
  • Improved Sleep and Restfulness,
  • Increased Capacity to Relax,
  • Greater Equanimity to Experience and Manage Life's Vicissitudes.

As a life-long drummer, I've specialized in Rock, Country, Alternative, Funk and Pop/Dance - all current styles.  True to playing for the song, I've studied the styles of Jeff Porcaro (Toto) Shannon Forrest (Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Toto), Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean), Kenny Aronoff (Everybody), Matt Chamberlain (Sarah Bareilles, Miranda Lambert), Adam Marcello (Katy Perry), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Bernard Purdie (Steely Dan), Aaron Sterling (Taylor Swift, Maren Morris) Manu Cache (Sting, Peter Gabriele) , Abe Laboriel Jr. (Vanessa Carlton, Paul McCartney).

To Contact or Book Michael...

For additional information or to contract drumming/touring services, please contact me at

+1.484.542.0249 or by email at

I'll look forward to working with you.

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