Mike Abresch teaches Piano, Guitar, Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, ukulele, and Oboe, and is a performing musician who has taught in Blaine for 18 years. He became a member of the Macalester College symphonic band at age 14, and became a member of the University of MN Jazz Ensemble I at age 17. At the U of M he majored in music performance, studying flute with David Eagle. He is also a three-time National Flute Association competition winner, and the creator of the website jazzimprov101.org, a uniquely effective beginning jazz improvisation method. In addition to his musical experience, Mike has spent 20 years working in the field of human services.