Mike Dettra has been performing music of some sort all his life. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance from Temple University in 2007. He recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Percussion Performance at West Chester University in the Spring of 2023.
Mike is a multi-instrumentalist involved in many different projects. He currently plays Steel Pan(Steel Drum), Marimba, Vibraphone, Drumset, Piano, Percussion and Vocals for The Dettra Mental Music Ensemble, Newtown Arts Company Musicals, The Delaware Valley Wind Symphony, The Divine Hand Ensemble, and Cairn University’s Orchestra/Wind Symphony. In addition, Mike is the Music Director for the Advent Lutheran Church in Richboro. He also plays several concerts a month for the residents and staff of Woods Services. Mike also frequently works as a freelance musician.
From 2009-2019, Mike ran a band program at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Southampton, Pa. He also directed and/or wrote 6 of the school’s musicals.
Mike is currently the general music teacher at The Montessori School in Dresher, Pa. He also has a studio album: Dettra Mental, which is on most streaming platforms.
Mike lives in Bucks County with his wonderful wife Katie and two amazing children Will and Teddy. He is thankful each day for the precious gift that is life.