"Fritz" is known for clean tasty banjo playing that displays the importance of dynamics and drive. His instruction is patient and precise adding Scruggs style picking combined with elements of jazz, blues, classical & rock music. Mike's Grandpa gave him his first banjo, and he has been hooked from the start. You could say that the banjo "picked" him. He has studied with many great players such as Tony Trishka, Rob McCoury, Pete Wernick, & Aaron Youngberg. Fritz is also a home-brewer, and enjoys tasty craft beverages alongside tasty banjo licks.