Online Lessons Available for Children

mick laBriola's rhythm roots workshop

ONLINE Children's LESSONS are available via FaceTime or Skype. Email mick at [email protected] or text/call 612-490-1942.

Drum Kit, Snare, Congas, Dumbeck, Cajon, as well as Guitar & Bass guitar. mick has a vast and comprehensive history of teaching Children, Seniors and Developmentally Disabled communities. Creating Lyceum/Assembly programs (1986)  for schools and learning institutions as well as creating Residency & Workshops (1990) for children. Affiliate with the Minnesota State Arts Board, Young Audiences of Minnesota, COMPAS and the Nevada Arts Council. Recently mick has been working as a sub Music Instructor at Friends School of Minnesota.

mick laBriola's Rhythm Roots Workshop is a Residency/Workshop program which combines traditional drumming techniques with a sense of cultural awareness and appreciation. Read more...

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  • Sun, March 29, 2020 Mojo Roots in Minneapolis, MN at Uptown VFW 246 Cancelled
  • Fri, April 17, 2020 mick laBriola in St. Paul, MN at Mt. Zion Temple
  • Thu, April 30, 2020 Mojo Roots in St Paul, MN at Turf Club Cancelled
  • Fri, May 29, 2020 mick laBriola in St. Paul, MN at Mt. Zion Temple


Positive Vibrations

Roots Reggae big band with Van Nixon vocals-guitar and mick laBriola drums-percussion-vocals; including bass, drums, guitars, keyboards, trumpet, saxophone and sometimes trombone.



African music quartet featuring Siama Matuzungidi, guitar-vocals-percussion-story teller; Lidia Wokolo Sanguma, dancer-singer-storyteller, Serge Akou, bass-percussion; mick laBriola, drums-percussion-vocals.



Music of the Arabic World featuring Mohammed Lulu, accordion-vocals, and rotating members including David Stenshoel-violin, David Burk-oud, Salah Abdel Fatah-violin/oud, Dawn Doering on Nay and mick laBriola on percussion-drums.


Ancestor Energy

Ancestor Energy’s mantra is the juxtaposition of the amorous, enigmatic poetry of Louis Alemayehu and the prodigious, procuratorial, riveting jazz compositions of Carei Thomas, with David Wright III on reeds, Gary Schulte on violin and Mick LaBriola, percussion.



The Maroons are a musical trio that plays the popular music of the English-speaking Caribbean Islands, including calypso and reggae.


Mojo Roots

MOJO ROOTS formulates an enticing aura of exuberance and boogie down jams, featuring Marcus-Guitar; Art Haynes-Bass; and Mick LaBriola, Percussion.


Voices of Sepharad

Active since 1986, Voices of Sepharad has performed to critical acclaim throughout North America and Europe, celebrating the rich multicultural world of Sephardic music, dance and storytelling.


Beau Koo Jacks

Founded in 2002 by Tom Zosel, John Eric Thiede and Paul Lagos, the Beau Koo Jacks are a tribute to the great New Orleans rhythm and blues sounds of the 50’s and 60’s.


World Cafe International

Instrumental Trio, featuring Violin, Percussion, Guitar, Oud, Saz etc. Arabic, Persian, Armenian, South American, Jazz, Celtic, Central African, Bulgarian, East Indian music, etc.