Meinl Cymbals is extremely proud to announce that world renowned drum educator Mike Johnston has joined the Meinl Cymbal family.
Online Educator and clinician Mike Johnston began studying the drums at the age of 5. He spent the next 15 years studying privately with some of the greatest educator/drummers of our time including Pete Magadini and Steve Ferrone.
At the age of 21 Mike received his first major label record deal with his band Simon Says (Hollywood Records) 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 Dave Letterman as well as on MTV's Fashionably Loud. Mike also toured internationally with Warner Bothers Recording artists FILTER.
Mike currently runs the educational website mikeslessons.com where he offers pre-recorded video drum lessons as well as "LIVE" online drum lessons nationally and internationally. He also hosts 10 International drum camps per year at the mikeslessons.com facility.
Check out the video Mike made explaining his move to Meinl Cymbals.