Michael Garbett is a grad of Mt Lebanon High School, where he begin as a percussionist in the Mt Lebanon Percussion Ensemble and Drumline. He is currently a senior Music Education major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
At IUP, he is a member of the Percussion Ensemble (Concert Ensemble, Samba Group, Steel Pan Band and Indoor Drumline), Wind Ensemble, Marching Band (4 year's marching quads: Section Leader 2014-2015), and Jazz Band.
Michael taught at Trinity High School in 2013-2014, and at Westmont Hilltop High School in 2013. At both schools he worked with the drumline, and front ensemble.
As a performer, Michael focuses primarily on world music and hand percussion, but also has plenty of experience playing jazz vibraphone, marching percussion, and contemporary concert percussion.