Drummer, Educator, Public Speaker
Mike Arturi is a lifelong professional musician and music lover. Mike has toured, performed, and/or recorded with numerous internationally acclaimed artists including Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, and Del Shannon. A full list is below! Since 1996 Mike has been a full time member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee band, The Lovin’ Spoonful. Mike continues to rock with the band in the present day.
In addition to touring, Mike is passionate about sharing his love for music and the lessons that can be learned on stage and in the practice room. Through live public speaking, recorded interviews, one-on-one educating, personal mentoring, music integration, and live performance, Mike shares his lifetime of experience in order to encourage others in whatever they are taking on in life. Mike endeavors to help others achieve goals and offers tools that support the processes to success.
Mike is an active national artist for the John F. Kennedy Center’s Turnaround Arts, a program which brings the arts to underserved and economically challenged schools in America. Mike provides music programs and drum circles to help improve school and student performance, and studies have shown significant positive impacts. Mike also serves as a teaching artist for the COMPAS organization of Minnesota. Mike is the Executive Director of Universal Music Center, an all-inclusive music school he founded in Red Wing, Minnesota.
Artists Mike has toured, recorded, and/or performed with.
*HOF* denotes Rock and Roll Hall of Fame membership