Age six starts studying drums with his dad, Al, the well-respected professional drummer and renowned teacher. Focused on classical percussion, jazz,and rock, he plays with various bands during his K-12 years.
As a young teen he starts teaching drums and playing professionally while also performing with the NJ All-State High School Band and Orchestra, and the first All-State College Jazz Band.
Mitch pursues a BA in Math and MS in Computer Science embarking on a journey as a computer scientist in the 70s. During the past 40 years he's devoted to computers, teaching, and drumming in diverse musical settings including jazz, rock, classical, shows, dance bands, club dates. Mitch resides in Berkeley Heights, NJ.