Michelle Tucker is a Boston-based percussionist and music educator. As a performer, Michelle has found several comfortable niches in Boston’s music world, freelancing in regional theaters, jazz clubs, and orchestras. Michelle founded The Luna Collective in 2015, to play a weekly residency at Lowell’s Luna Theater. The Luna Collective now has a mission of preserving and performing the music of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Michelle has been an auxiliary member of The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra since 2014. Other notable gigs include performances with The Portland Bach Experience; The Du Bois Orchestra; Tuck Everlasting with The Umbrella Stage Co.; and sub work with both New Repertory Theater and SpeakEasy Stage Co.
Michelle is also an alumnus of Boston’s storied DIY punk scene. Between 2003 and 2018 Michelle completed four full tours of the U.S.; one European tour; and dozens of trips up and down the East Coast. Bands include Pretty & Nice (SubPop/Equal Vision); Orlando Florida’s The Pauses; and Boston expats Aloud. Michelle also played drums for Jonah Matranga’s 20th anniversary tour celebrating his band Far’s 1998 seminal recording Water & Solutions (Epic/Immortal).
At Indian Hill, Michelle teaches private lessons and also works with students at Clinton High School as part of our outreach program.