CTeen Event

Turn Your Passion Into Your Profession

Meet with Mike Johnston to hear how he turned his childhood passion into his profession... and how you can too!

Mike Johnston is a world famous celebrity in the drumming world. He is sponsored by major brands and headlines world-famous drumming festivals – and he lives and works right here in Folsom!
CTeen has arranged a private tour of his recording studio and a special opportunity to hear how he went from third chair drummer in high school band to international celebrity.

Sunday, January 27th
4 - 7:30pm

4pm meet at Chabad for snacks and conversation
5pm go to Mike's studio for tour and discussion with Mike
7:30pm return to Chabad

Email Rabbi Yossi to RSVP!


Mike Johnston
Mike Johnston began studying the drums at the age of 5. He spent the next 15 years studying privately with some of the greatest educator/drummers of our time including Pete Magadini, Steve Ferrone, and Steve Smith. At the age of 21 Mike received his first major label record deal with his band Simon Says (Hollywood Records) and spent the next 5 years touring the world. 

Mike received a gold record for his contributions to the Varsity Blues soundtrack and has appeared on The Late Show with Dave Letterman as well as on MTV's Fashionably Loud. He has toured the US and Europe with Hollywood Recording artists Simon Says (drummer) and Warner Bothers Recording artists FILTER (percussion). Mike spent 2012 touring the United States giving clinics at various music stores. He was also a performer both days at the 2012 Meinl Drum Festival. Mike's endorsements include:Aquarian drum heads, Gretsch drums, Vater Drumsticks, Meinl Cymbals

Mike currently runs the educational website  mikeslessons.com where he offers live and pre-recorded drum lessons. He also hosts 10 International Drum Camps each year at the Mikeslessons.com Facility.