Mike Johnston – Drum Clinic
We are so excited to announce that we finally have Mike Johnston coming to Sound Attak for an instore drum clinic, Monday 25th March 7pm! Tickets are £10.
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 Will Kennedy.
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 Brothers Recording artists Filter.
Johnston founded the website MikesLessons.com, which is an online drumming community run by Mike and his wife Amber. The website offers live online drum lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced players, taught by Johnston, as well as individual downloadable lessons. After the site gained success, Johnston expanded the business to the Mikes Lessons facility in Folsom, California and began to offer international week-long drum camps. Vater manufactures Johnston’s signature drum stick, named the “2451”, which is made in both maple and hickory woods. Mike stated that the name “2451” was chosen as it was the bathroom code at the Mike’s Lessons Drum Camp facility and he wanted students to remember the code.
At the Mikeslessons.com 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. In 2013 his website (www.mikeslessons.com) won DRUM Magazine’s award for educational website of the year. He also performed at PASIC and co headlined 2 U.S. clinic tours with Matt Halpern and J.P. Bouvet.
In 2014 Mike has continued to push the educational envelope with over 20 clinics in 6 different countries including performances at The LaBag Show in Paris, France, and the Laguna DrumFest in Durango, Mexico. He has also been nominated for clinician of the year and MVP of the year by Modern Drummer Magazine
Sound Attak Drumstore
Unit 12 Peartree Buisness Centre,Stanway,Colchester - Colchester