Mike Carrera has been an advocate and evangelist for technology in music education for the past 17 years at Berklee’s Boston campus. As Director for Faculty Technology Services, Mike leads the instructional technology team that empowers faculty to become better educators by helping them discover and learn new teaching with technology skills.
As a teacher and lecturer, Mike has been a featured music technology speaker at MacWorld Boston, MacWorld San Francisco, MacWorld Asia, and IUT Germany and Scotland. He is a member of the Avid ACA Higher Education Sub-Committee and manages Berklee’s Avid Learning Partnership program. Most recently, Mike has authored and produced on-line music curriculum for mobile distribution in partnership with First Act, Inc.
Mike is also an accomplished producer, writer, mixer and performer of children’s music. His band Debbie and Friends has over 13 million YouTube views and has won more than 20 national awards including: The Parents’ Choice Award, CBS Boston’s “Best Local Children’s Musician,” Nickelodeon Parents’ Pick Award and the Boston Children’s Music Performance Award. The song “Walk Away,” produced and co-written by Mike, was also included on a 2012 GRAMMY Award-winning album All About Bullies Big and Small. Since their first release, Story Songs and Sing-Alongs, Debbie and Friends have enjoyed national distribution, radio play and licensing and placements for shows like Fox TV’s “24” and retail store soundtracks.
Mike is an Avid Certified Instructor, Pro Tools Operator and Logic Pro certified, and a Berklee Alumnus.