How can someone go from being an exhausted musician and teacher and depleted soul to a passionate and inspirational leader in the field of music, making videos and internet marketing?
Well, that’s exactly what I did and now I coach other musicians and creatives on how to share their talents with the world.
While getting the chance to teach drumming for a living was a dream come true for me, it got to the point that (because I was teaching so much) my voice was being strained to the max. and told I might need surgery.
These serious voice issues forced me to look at alternatives to teaching one on one and during my journey I discovered how to teach thousands of people at the same time, even while I slept.
My YouTube videos teaching the Celtic hand drum, the bodhrán, are watched in every single country in the world and have well over 2 MILLION views. My online course, BodhránExpert Platinum Membership, is one of the first musical instrument online video tutorial courses of its kind that makes the student feel like I’m actually in the room with them, taking them by the hand through their learning journey.
I am currently taking the Keepers Of The Rhythm - Platinum Level 2 through a very in-depth year-long programme. The next class starts December 2021Check out my drum programs & free drum resources here
Drummer & Teacher
Born and raised in Little Bras d’Or, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia where she was immersed in Celtic music from a young age, Mickey’s passion has always been drumming. She teaches a variety of percussion, (pipe band snare, bass, tenor, drum kit and bodhrán) at various schools in Perthshire, Scotland and has been running the drum programme at Ardvreck School since 2002.
Mickey’s drumming career started 40 years ago as a snare drummer with the Sprigs Of Heather Pipe Band. She was selected to be part of the 1987 Canada Games Pipe Band and recorded her first album with them. At the age of sixteen she joined the Halifax Police Pipe Band (now the 78th Highlanders Halifax Citadel).
In the mid-90‘s Mickey moved to Scotland to play snare with the Grade 1 Vale Of Atholl Pipe Band under five-time World Drum Corps Champion Jim King. During that time she recorded the album ‘Live ‘N Well’ with the Vale and performed throughout Scotland, England, Germany, Brittany, and the Czech Republic.
Mickey has been teaching the Bodhrán summer course at the Gaelic College in Cape Breton for twenty-three years. She has taught through the Royal Scottish Academy of Music And Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), the Pacific Institute Of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts and numerous music camps throughout the UK and North America. She has also taught bodhrán at the prestigious Glenalmond College.Drumming YouTube Channel
Most widely recognised for my drumming videos, I am also the force behind teaching people how to reach their global audience, speak from their core (authentic self) and how to clone themselves through video.
This isn’t just information I’ve read or learned about. I’ve actually DONE what I teach.
I have invested tens of thousands of dollars learning from the best mentors in internet marketing, video making, mindset and Leadership.
This wealth of experience, infectious energy and enthusiasm, passion for helping others and teaching super-power has made me a teacher of teachers.
Some of my clients include world-class musicians and dancers, including a 4 Time Grammy Nominee.
If you'd like to work with me send an email to [email protected] to set up a free 15 minute consultation.
Writing is quickly becoming one of my newest passions. I am one of the co-authors of the International Best-Seller ‘Hot Mama In High Heels - Daily Tips To Rock Your World As A Woman'.
I am currently writing with 13 Top Celebrity Authors and 33+ Co-Authors in this NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE Book series on the 13 Steps to Riches honoring Napoleon Hill's work from his classic in 1937 in Think and Grow Rich... including Denis Waitley, Sharon Lechter, Erik Swanson, Dan Clark, John Assaraf, Doria Cordova, Jim Cathcart, Alec Stern, Glenn Lundy, Marie Diamond, Steve Sims, Kevin Harrington, Loral Langemeier with Forewords by Play Big Movement with Sharon Lechter and Don Green!
Our first book in this series, 13 Steps To Riches - Volume 1: Desire, is a #1 International Best-Seller.Buy My Book Here
TV & Film Artist
Another part of my life is working as a Supportive Artist in TV and films.
You might catch me (and my red wig) travelling back in time in the famous book series turned TV show featuring a handsome red-haired Highlander, in a Netflix movie wearing a tiara or on the big screen in the cinema.
I live in the picturesque town of Crieff in Perthshire, Scotland with my husband of twenty-four years, Scottish musician and composer, Mark Stewart, along with our sixteen-year-old son, Cameron.
Land Of The Castles
I’ve always dreamed of living in the land of castles and now I can actually see one from my window.
This photo of Drummond Castle was taken from our 3rd floor music room. I admit, I had to use a bit of zoom, but here’s a video clip showing a closer view of Drummond Castle and its stunning gardens (also used in Outlander Season 2).