Mike Talanca has been playing music for over 20 years. He attended Musicians Institute where he obtained an AA in Music Performance and graduating with the “Most Outstanding Student” award. Since then he has been recording and performing with numerous groups and artists in the Southern California area, including Caskey, Jessica Sanchez, Geneva Cruz, Brent Jones, Adrian Galysh, and One Globe Radio, among others. In addition to performance, he composes pieces and arranges music for clients; he composed pieces for the media department of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, providing music for some of the projects their team has been working on. Most recently, he worked with the Legacy Scoring Orchestra on his own original music for an upcoming release.
Mike is also an experienced audio engineer, with over 20 years of experience working in recording studios. He has engineered for recording sessions as well as mixed and mastered pieces for clients. He also has experience working in sound design for cartoons.
Mike’s primary instrument is the bass, but he is also well versed in the guitar and the ukulele. He welcomes students of all levels, from the brand new players to the advanced players looking to sharpen their chops or learn advanced harmony.