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Mike Johnston

Mike Johnston is an American drummer and educator. He currently runs the world’s biggest educational website for drummers,, where he offers live and pre-recorded drum lessons. Mike Johnston began studying the drums at the age of 5. He spent the next fifteen years studying privately with drumming legends Pete Magadini, Steve Ferrone, and Steve Smith. At the age of 21 he received his first major label record deal with his band Simon Says and spent the next 5 years touring the world. He received a gold record for his contributions to the Varsity Blues soundtrack and has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman as well as on MTV's Fashionably Loud. Mike has also toured with Warner Bothers Recording artists Filter. Mike currently runs the world’s largest educational website for drummers,, where he offers pre-recorded video drum lessons as well as 36 "LIVE" online drum lessons monthly. Working from his facility in Folsom, California, he also runs monthly one-week drum camps and teaches privately. At the facility, he hosts 10 International Drum Camps each year. He also spent 2012 touring the United States giving clinics at various music stores and performed both days at the 2012 Meinl Drum Festival. Connect with Mike Online: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube