Steve Popernack

I believe in the power of music. And squirrels. But mostly music.

It's long since time for me to develop this website into something functional. Most of this will focus on my outside musical exploits, but I like this template so here it is.

Soon this site will actually do things and stuff, but I want to make sure the page is up and mildly functional. This page is under development and elements will change.

March 2018 - present

With a focus on Tahitian and Arab instruments and techniques

Performance Experience

October 2002 - May 2016
Hi there! My name is
February 1982 - present
MUSICIAN FOR polynesian danceRS
musician (mostly TAHITIAN LOG drummer, plus a little ukulele)
  • Tahitian log drum (to'ere) accompanying dancers. 
  • Ukulele, singing, and other percussion as appropriate.
  • Active with Island Style Entertainment; previously with Manivic, Pacific Paradise Entertainment and others

Musical Instruments


We should work together. Shoot me a message today!


Quick Facts

May 2012 - present

About Me

Age: 55
HOMETOWN: Wilmot, Ohio
CURRENT HOME: (Cleveland) North Royalton, Ohio
DEGREE: MBA, Entrepreneurship
MASCOT: squirrel


drummer for middle eastern musicIANS and dancers
percussion (doumbek, riq, frame drum)
  • Drum for bellydancers regionally, sometimes collaborating with other musicians.
  • Perform infrequently at Sahara Hookah Lounge (Cincinnati) and other such places around the region

Also vocals, otamatone, and random percussive noisemakers


​​and I’m an eclectic musician based in Cleveland, Ohio.

I know two songs; one is "Blue Hawai'i" and the other isn't

Bs, computer science
UNIV. OF akron (1987)
Yep, in my first classes I used physical card readers to run my programs. I still write for mainframes but am learning new tricks.
MBA, entrepreneurship
baldwin wallace UNIV. (2013)
Clearly did not come with lessons on how to use GoDaddy website templates.
percussionist, volunteer
  • Performed in front ensemble (mallet percussion) as performing member, and percussionist in alumni group (2014-2022.) Named "percussionist of the year" three times (1984, 1986, 1987.) 
  • Active in alumni ensemble Rhythm In Blue; conductor of Legacy Arc, percussionist in many ensembles.
  • Numerous volunteer duties (webmaster, show MC, bingo caller, food truck worker, airport shuttle.)
men of independence chorus (and quartets)
barbershop singer
  • Section leader, "human pitch pipe," and various offices in a Barbershop Harmony Society chapter in the Cleveland area. 
  • Occasionally sang in quartets (Tonic Boom, High Five, Achordance, Good 2 Go, Valentines, et al)