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♪♫Aaron♫♪ 09-29-2009 11:45 PM

Mike Johnston
 
Amazing drum teacher from California. He teaches at the Drum Lab and on mikeslessons.com.

http://www.youtube.com/user/drumteacher76#play/uploads

Chaos_Inferno 09-30-2009 01:13 AM

Re: Mike Johnston
 
He's one of the most amazing drummers I've seen in a while, his lessons seem to be quite informative as well...

This is the video I discovered him on:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4ZUPEgbzu0

I thought that was quite amazing.

Pocket-full-of-gold 09-30-2009 02:32 AM

Re: Mike Johnston
 
Agreed. Stumbled across his you tube lessons not long ago and was thoroughly impressed with his teaching. Excellent drummer, great feel and expression, very enthusiastic and a really good ability to communicate his point. Love the way he always shows the end result that you should be aiming for as opposed to just saying 'learn to play paradiddles' without any explaination as to how they can be applied to the kit.
If I was a new drummer living nearby in Calif. I'd check him out for sure.

♪♫Aaron♫♪ 09-30-2009 03:34 AM

Re: Mike Johnston
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold (Post 617916)
Agreed. Stumbled across his you tube lessons not long ago and was thoroughly impressed with his teaching. Excellent drummer, great feel and expression, very enthusiastic and a really good ability to communicate his point. Love the way he always shows the end result that you should be aiming for as opposed to just saying 'learn to play paradiddles' without any explaination as to how they can be applied to the kit.
If I was a new drummer living nearby in Calif. I'd check him out for sure.

any skill level drummer should check him out and you can take online lessons at mikeslessons.com.

jivadayadasa 09-30-2009 04:51 AM

Re: Mike Johnston
 
yeah, very cool stuff, well explained by a talented yet humble and easy-going guy. he hangs out with some HEAVY DUTY gospel players like eric moore. monster chops and what a feel! i'm not particularly into hip hop style or gospel drumming per se but i can't imagine any drum student seeing those guys and NOT thinking... man, i wanna be able to do that!

bonhamdrummer123 11-06-2009 10:04 PM

Re: Mike Johnston
 
He seems like an amazing teacher, with his skill level and seemingly great ability to explain everything that is needed to be as good as him. I wish I lived in California for that reason alone. I am hoping that his online lessons are as good as regular face to face lessons because I was thinking about signing up!!! Mike you are flat out savage around the kit and you kill it every time man!!!

Davo-London 11-16-2009 04:06 PM

Re: Mike Johnston
 
The adolation continues. He is a very good teacher period. His on-line lessons are remarkable value and he is a really easy-going funny guy.

Worth checking out.

Davo

RhythmDrums 11-16-2009 05:43 PM

Re: Mike Johnston
 
I find his tutorials very useful and he can play some damn good licks.

dairyairman 11-16-2009 05:59 PM

Re: Mike Johnston
 
i subscribe to his youtube channel. he's always got something helpful to offer, especially if you like cool sounding licks based on rudiments.

he's got an extremely fast and precise right foot. he's one of those guys who doesn't even need a double pedal. his right foot is that fast! i adapt some of his licks to my double pedal because i'll never get my right foot up to the speeds he achieves!


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