Michael David Garcia
Drums / Guitar / Piano / Keyboard / uKULELE / bASS / rECORDING / aRTIST dEVELOPMENT
Michael is a true Austinite. Born and raised in Austin, TX, he learned the ins and outs of the music industry right here in the “Live Music Capital of the World.” He played his first original show on historic 6th Street at the age of 15. Starting on piano, then drums, Michael was first featured in Drum! Magazine at age 17. Since then he has played in 13 bands in the Austin area, including Pop, Rock, Metal, Industrial, Punk, Praise and Reggae groups, recording numerous albums while doing so. While performing with Enkindle Crown, Michael toured and played well over 200 shows across the Southern USA.
Before playing in night clubs, however, Michael’s first shows were in Marching Band. He made his High School snare line with only 6 months experience, quickly proving his dedication and passion for music. There, underneath the bright Friday night lights, Michael would develop the love for music performance that would influence him forever.
In his new project, 1 By Night, Michael takes 1 Man Band performance to the next level. He performs Drums, Keyboard, and Vocals simultaneously while juggling on-the-fly looping and occasional stick tricks. Armed with an array of technology, combining electronic sounds with tribal drums, his music is cinematic, energetic, and powerful. Michael is living proof that with enough motivation and heart, any feat can be accomplished.
In 2010, Michael decided to share his passion for music and opened Out of this World Music School. Inspired by teaching a close friend’s kids to play the drums and guitar, he discovered his true calling and ability to connect music to younger minds. Michael specializes in teaching multiple instruments to individual students, broadening their musical experience all across the board. He has also successfully put together and mentored young bands within his student population. Drawing from Tribal Drum Circle Workshops, he teaches music groups with cues that everyone can understand. Michael is a teacher that puts his heart and soul into every class and lesson.