Education Room

with Mike Johnston


After his remarkable performance at The UK Drum Show in 2022 and 2023, we are thrilled to announce the return of the extraordinary Mike Johnston to The Europe Drum Show in 2025.

He will be the resident host of our new Education Room, where he will be joined by renowned drum educators from around the world. Together, they will provide lessons throughout the weekend, offering visitors a unique opportunity to learn from the very best in the industry.



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Mike Johnston at The Europe Drum Show

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 Europe Drum Show

The Venue

Neue Messe 1, Friedrichshafen, DE 88046

Show Opening Times

29th – 30th March 2025
9am – 6pm