Degrees and Certifications:
Michael Glaser has taught private drum lessons professionally since 2001, and has played drums professionally since 1992. He started playing drums when “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey was a brand new hit single, so you may do the math on that one. In addition to ASFA, he also teaches drumset lessons at UAB, and he feels that being a teacher has made him a better performer. Michael has played gigs with nationally and internationally known rock and jazz artists like John P. Strohm, Victor Atkins, Taylor Hicks, and Johnny O’Neal, and has worked with a long list of Birmingham bands and artists in many styles, like String Theory, Glenn & Libba and The Cast, Chad Fisher, The Birmingham Seven, Magic Shtetl, Meteorite, Choko Aiken, Downright, Jason Bailey, The White Oaks, Mark Kimbrell, Mingusphere, and the UAB Jazz Faculty Quintet. He is also a bandleader, transcribing, arranging, and performing the music of his favorite jazz composers and performers. He has played in major music festivals in New York City and Lucerne, Switzerland, and toured Colombia, South America twice with a UAB Jazz faculty group. Michael is a graduate of Davidson College in Davidson, NC.