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Mike began playing piano in 1975 and had his first professional gig just 4 years later at the age of 11. His first teacher was Sr. Jean Marie Farrell. He then studied classical piano and organ with Mark Ochu and performed in many local recitals. As an adolescent, Mike studied pop and classical organ and piano with Norm Gray and competed successfully in a number of regional organ competitions. A small detour from his musical training began when Mike left high school early to study aerospace engineering at the University of Minnesota, followed by a brief stint as a midshipman at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. His musical studies resumed at the Berklee College of Music in Boston where his private piano teacher was Ray Santisi (whose former students also include Keith Jarrett and Diana Krall)
By Linda Scherer Staff Writer, Herald Journal WINSTED, MN -- Walking into the home of Mike and Diana Fasching of Winsted, you can’t miss the 9-foot Steinway D concert grand piano on stage in their living room. The piano is not just for show. Mike and his piano, which rates a status close to ...