Mike Melito hails from Rochester, NY where he keeps an active perfomance, recording, and teaching schedule. Mike comes from a very musical family and started playing at a very early age. He studied with RPO percusionist John McNeill from 5th grade to 11th grade. He credits McNeill with providing him a strong foundation with the drums and invaluable lessons on music in general. Mike's older brother Tom is also a jazz drummer based in NYC for over 20 years. He helped Mike in every aspect of jazz drumming. His father and other brother Chris both play trumpet and played an important role in Mike becoming a musician
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