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About Mickey Bertelsen

Mickey Bertelsen
Mickey Bertelsen
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Edison, NJ
Speaks: English
Instructs: Drums, Piano
Education: Central Michigan University - Bachelors of Music Education, 2018 Michigan State University - Master of Music, 2020 Michigan State University - Certificate of Music Career Development, 2020 *Rutgers University - Doctorate of Musical Arts, 2023 (anticipated graduation)
Performance Experience: Mickey Bertelsen has an active performing career with the the 395th Army Band and has played in many ensembles in and out of her college experiences. *updates of performance experience to be updated at a later time due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Teaching Experience: Since 2013, Mickey Bertelsen has many students study percussion (orchestral and drum set) and piano under her guidance.
Teaching Philosophy: "As an educator, I feel that it is important for me to provide a safe environment for my students to learn and grow as musicians. I wish to always strive to develop a space that students feel able to be who they are and feel comfortable to make mistakes."

Get to know Mickey Bertelsen 

From Bay City, Michigan, percussionist Mickey Bertelsen's ideals are centered

    around being a "total percussionist". She frequently performs with musical theatre

    shows, classical chamber ensembles, orchestras, and other contemporary

    music ensembles. 

Mickey's passions are performing with music theatre orchestras and teaching. 

    She has played with many musical theatre shows in theatres in Michigan,

    New Jersey, and Colorado. She also values the art of teaching and has many

    private students studying percussion (orchestral and drum set) and piano

    under her guidance. 

Besides musical theatre, Mickey also serves with the 395th Army Band

    in Mustang, Oklahoma. As a member of this Army Band she has an

    active performing career in the band's concert band, popular music

    ensembles, and marching band as well as providing musical support

    for funeral details. 

Mickey earned a Bachelor's degree in Music Education form Central

    Michigan University and a Masters of Music degree in Performance 

    from Michigan State University. While at Michigan State University,

    she also earned a Certificate in Music Career Development. Currently,

    Mickey is attending Rutgers University in New Jersey where she is

    studying to earn her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Performance.

    She has studied with: Andrew Spencer, David Hall, Jon Weber, Gwendolyn

    Dease, Joseph Tompkins, Mike Truesdell, Ian Sullivan, and Javier Diaz. 

Mickey Bertelsen teaches at:
1908B Route 27
Edison, NJ 08817
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