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.