Mike Reing has been active in the Pittsburgh folk music scene for forty-some years. He was the old time banjo teacher for the legendary Music Emporium, when it was located in Pittsburgh and has taught old time fiddle and several styles of guitar for Calliope. Mike plays guitar, banjo, harmonica, fiddle and sings. He was a founding member of the Deer Creek String Band and has been playing guitar with the Lackawanna Longnecks for 30 years.