Mikiya Ito

Remote Session Drummer

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I'm a drummer and educator in NYC. Specialized in live performances also providing custom drum loops. Available for remote work but if you're in NYC hit me up.

Mikiya Ito is New York City-based drummer. Born and raised in Japan. Mikiya has been playing drums since the age of seven, influenced by his father who is also musician, singer and songwriter. When he entered his teen, his musical interests expanded to funk, soul, hip hop and jazz. He moved to New York City in January 2016 to pursue his music career as a professional drummer. Since he moved to New York City he had performed at NYFW, The Groove, The Cornelia Street Cafe, The Public Theater, W Hotel in Times Square, etc.


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Interview with Mikiya Ito

  1. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  2. A: 20 years since started playing the drums, 5 years since started working as a drummer in NYC.

  3. Q: How would you describe your style?

  4. A: Jazz/Funk/Polyrhythms

  5. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  6. A: Marcus Gilmore, Nate Smith, Ulysses Owens Jr., Jonathan Barber, etc.

  7. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  8. A: Live performance, custom drum loops, remote/in person recording session.

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