February 1982 - present
Bs, computer science
akron (1987)
Yep, my first classes had me using physical card readers to submit my jobs. I still do mainframe programming in "real life."

About Me

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

drummer for middle eastern musicIANS and dancers
percussion (doumbek, riq, frame drum)
  • Drum for bellydancers regionally, sometimes collaborating with other musicians.
  • Perform infrequently at places such as Sky Lounge (Parma Heights, near Cleveland) and Sahara Hookah Lounge (Sharonville, near Cincinnati)


October 2002 - May 2016
MBA, entrepreneurship
baldwin wallace (2013)
Clearly did not come with lessons on how to use GoDaddy website templates.

Musical Instruments

With a focus on Arab and Tahitian instruments and techniques

Performance Experience

We should work together. Shoot me a message today!

MUSICIAN FOR polynesian danceRS
musician (mostly TAHITIAN LOG drummer, plus a little ukulele)
  • Tahitian log drum (to'ere) accompanying dance routines with live music. 
  • Ukulele, singing, and other percussion as appropriate.

Quick Facts

May 2012 - present

Also vocals, otamatone, and random percussive noisemakers


Steve Popernack

Hi there! My name is


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


March 2018 - present

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.

percussionist, volunteer
  • Performed in front ensemble (mallet percussion) as marching member, and bass drummer in alumni group (2014-2016.) Awarded "percussionist of the year" three times ('84, '86, '87.) 
  • Active in alumni ensemble Rhythm In Blue; conductor of Legacy Arc, percussionist in various settings.
  • 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)
Age: 53
HOMETOWN: Wilmot, Ohio
CURRENT HOME: (Cleveland) North Royalton, Ohio
DEGREE: MBA, Entrepreneurship
MASCOT: squirrel