Porter Eidam has degrees in Percussion performance and Secondary Instrumental Music Education from Michigan State University. Being from a musical family, he has been performing as a freelance musician since his teens. He was timpanist and pops set-drummer for the Pottstown Symphony in Pennsylvania, and held positions with the Midland and Jackson Symphonies in Michigan. He has taught percussion privately since college and presently serves as one of the percussion instructors at Community Music School in Trappe, PA. He is the percussion editor for JW Pepper & Sons in Exton, PA and digital engraver for Wingert-Jones Publications, also in Exton. He is also a published composer/arranger and play in a local rock band called Just For Kicks.