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Michael Strunk, M.A. is the music program chair and professor of world music and percussion at Cabrillo College in Aptos, on the Central California coast. 

In addition to world music, he teaches courses in Latin American music, percussion, and directs the Cabrillo Latin Ensemble.  He is also an instructor of World Music at Everett Community College in Washington state. 

Previously, he has taught music at the University of Washington in Bothell, Bethany University in Scotts Valley, Hartnell College in Salinas, and Monterey Peninsula College.

Michael has been a professional drummer and percussionist for most of his life. As a musician and recording artist he has performed with numerous artists and bands throughout the west coast region, playing orchestral and chamber music, jazz, musical theater, and popular music styles. 

His percussion career includes the study and performance of traditional styles from other cultures of the world, especially Latin American popular and folkloric music, Indonesian gamelan, and West African drumming.