Author, drummer and teacher Mike Packer, who also teaches Applied Sight Reading and private lessons for the schoolís drummers, was appointed LA Music Academy's Vice President in 2009.
A University of Northern Colorado graduate, Packer, who studied under Ralph Humphrey and Jeff Hamilton, joined the school in 1996 and has played extensively throughout the Los Angeles area.
Mike Packer has quickly helped grow what was originally a vocational school into one of the top music colleges in the country. Packerís resume is extensive with performance credits including clinics and concerts with Free Flight, Wilson Phillips, Steve Allen, Carl Anderson, Nils Lofgren, Lorna Luft, Regis Philbin, Susan Lucci and Ben Vereen.
Mike Packer has written for Modern Drummer and Drum! magazines and released an instructional book, 'Feet Donít Fail Me Now', and a dvd, 'Bass Drum and Hi-Hat Technique', through Hal Leonard.