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Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 15:19 PM

Mike Johnston 2013 PASIC Drum Solo

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Mike Johnston

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Mike Johnston

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mikeslessons.com

Drumming since:

5 years old - 1981

With MEINL since:

March 25, 2011

Birthday:

October 15, 1976

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Here's a clip from Mike Johnston's 2013 PASIC performance. This clip showcases his solo. The footage is a combination of Mike's (one Go Pro camera) and Meinl's (I used two Go Pro cameras and two Zoom Q3HD cameras). For this clip, I sent Meinl's files to Mike and he combined them with his and produced the video you now see. I will produce more clips from his PASIC performance and put them out for you guys to check out very soon.

This clip represents a real highlight for Mike in his career. PAS is an important aspect of education in drumming and PASIC pulls the best of the best in terms of talent and educators for its annual event. For Mike, it meant a lot to have been asked to perform, as it is a testimonial to all of the hard work and dedication he has put into his career as an educator. Being an online educator is not the norm at something like PASIC, so it was also a bit of validation that Mike was probably feeling as well.

When I introduced Mike before his performance, I mentioned that there are a lot of guys who are teaching drums who would jump at the chance to leave that behind in order to go on tour and "live the dream" so to speak. Mike however left the touring world behind to pursue his dream of teaching drums. I think that alone speaks volumes to his abilities as an educator.   (-Chris)

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3 responses to "Mike Johnston 2013 PASIC Drum Solo"

Niklas J. Blixt posted on Nov 21, 2013 - 17:24 PM

Awesome Mike and Meinl! I haven't meet Mike yet (?) but he seems to be such a down to earth guy I'm really happy for him. He's a true inspiration! If you believe in something and you stay focused you can make things happen, and you can achieve you're dreams. And Mike have done just that. Keep up the good work!

David posted on Nov 22, 2013 - 4:46 AM

I really enjoy Mikes playing and the way he goes about teaching. It's truly inspiring to me. I've been playing for close to 36 years and I've never seen his gental down to earth method of teaching. I'm really considering joining his army of students online.
This video is a lot of fun, I'd love to see the entire clinic on your site. We could all benefit from his teachings. More please!!!
I would love to see his new signature ride on your web site. I have seriously considered switching to your brand of cymbals. If I ever did, I would choose Mike's 2451 21" ride. I love the wash and stick definition. Those two qualities are hard to balance and find in a playable, controllable cymbal. Congratulations to you both!!!
Keep up the great work Meinl!!!
Keep inspiring us Mike!!! Your truly one of a kind!!

David
Dublin, Ohio


David posted on Nov 22, 2013 - 4:48 AM

I really enjoy Mikes playing and the way he goes about teaching. It's truly inspiring to me. I've been playing for close to 36 years and I've never seen his gental down to earth method of teaching. I'm really considering joining his army of students online.
This video is a lot of fun, I'd love to see the entire clinic on your site. We could all benefit from his teachings. More please!!!
I would love to see his new signature ride on your web site. I have seriously considered switching to your brand of cymbals. If I ever did, I would choose Mike's 2451 21" ride. I love the wash and stick definition. Those two qualities are hard to balance and find in a playable, controllable cymbal. Congratulations to you both!!!
Keep up the great work Meinl!!!
Keep inspiring us Mike!!! You're truly one of a kind!!

David
Dublin, Ohio


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