Education Room

with Mike Johnston


Following his outstanding appearance at The UK Drum Show back in 2022 and 2023, we’re massively excited to welcome back the incredible Mike Johnston to The UK Drum Show 2024, as the resident host of our new Education Room.

This room will see Mike along with world-class drum educators, delivering lessons over the course of the weekend, giving visitors the chance to truly learn from the Pros.



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Mike Johnston - PROFILE

Mike Johnston

Mike Johnston is an American drummer and educator from Folsom, California. He currently runs one of the world’s largest educational website for drummers,, where he offers live and pre-recorded drum lessons. He also hosts 10 drum camps each year at the studio in Folsom, California.

At the age of 21 he received his first major label record deal with his band Simon Says and spent the next 6 years touring the world. During that time, he received a gold record for his contributions to the Varsity Blues soundtrack and appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman as well as on MTV’s Fashionably Loud.

Mike left the touring world behind in 2006 and has focused solely on education ever since. Teaching and performing in hundreds of clinics and drum festivals around the world over the past 14 years including the Meinl Drum Festival, P.A.S.I.C., The UK Drum Show, The LaBag Show in Paris, and countless others.

Mike is the only drum instructor in history to be featured on the cover of the 4 major drum magazines (Modern Drummer, DRUM, Rhythm, and Drummer UK) as well as iDrum Magazine and SA Drummer.


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The Venue

ACC Liverpool, King’s Dock, Port of Liverpool
Kings Dock Street, Liverpool, L3 4FP
T: 0151 475 8888

Show Opening Times

28th – 29th Sept 2024
10am – 6pm