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January 2023:
Polyrhythm Books, Professor, Distinguished Drummer: Pete Magadini

Drumming history has a wonderful lineage of fantastic and illustrious teachers: George Stone, Gene Krupa, Jim Chapin, Alan Dawson, Joe Morello, Gary Chester, Joe Porcaro, Gary Chaffee, Peter Erskine, Carmine Appice, John Riley, Pete Magadini, and many more. According to Pete Magadini (and I agree), the best teachers also know …


July 1986:
July 1986 – Volume 10 • Number 7

Billy Cobham, Tico Torres, Jeff Hamilton, Vinny Appice, Pete Magadini, Ed Soph, Gary Chaffee


April 1986:
April 1986 – Volume 10 • Number 4

Ed Shaughnessy, Don Baldwin, Ted McKenna, Ray McKinley, Alan White, John Stacey, Pete Magadini, Philly Joe Jones, Jerome Cooper, Cliff Leeman, Billy Amendola, Louie Bellson, Steve Smith, Alan Gratzer, Gerry Brown



Posted: November 2, 2015

Category: Feature Stories
Dom Famularo’s Teachers List

Over the course of his forty-year career traveling the globe to teach, perform, and conduct clinics, Dom Famularo has interacted with some of the finest drummers and drum instructors in the world. The following list contains many of those names, organized by country/continent. If you’re looking for top-notch drum instruction, …


Posted: November 26, 2014

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News, News and Events
NEWS: April 2014 Cover Artist, Mike Johnston, Celebrates 1,000th Live Lesson With Free Broadcast!

Today, November 26, 2014, mikeslessons.com founder and April 2014 cover artist, Mike Johnston, is giving his 1,000th live lesson. To celebrate the landmark, he is making the lesson free and open to the public….


Posted: November 25, 2014

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
January 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Dave Weckl

See what’s in the January 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Dave Weckl and where to get it….


Posted: October 28, 2014

Category: Drummers, Issues, News, News and Events
December 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Gregg Bissonette

See what’s in the pages of the December 2014 issue of Modern Drummer magazine featuring Gregg Bissonette!


Posted: August 13, 2014

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News, News and Events
FREE EVENT! Mike Johnston to host CreativeLive class “Becoming a Music Teacher: The Art of Sharing Your Talent???

Mike Johnston, drummer, educator, and founder of the world’s largest educational website for drummers, Mikeslessons.com, will host a free CreativeLive class on August 14, beginning at 9 am PDT/12 pm EDT, titled “Becoming a Music Teacher: The Art of Sharing Your Talent.??? The seven-hour course covers everything from delivering information …


Posted: August 4, 2014

Category: Clinics and Events, Drummers, News, News and Events
Mike Johnston to host CreativeLive class “Becoming a Music Teacher: The Art of Sharing Your Talent???

Mike Johnston, drummer, educator, and founder of the world’s largest educational website for drummers, Mikeslessons.com, will host a CreativeLive class next month, “Becoming a Music Teacher: The Art of Sharing Your Talent.???…


Posted: January 24, 2012

Category: Drummers, Education Team Members
Mike Johnston

[MDEdTop]Online educator and clinician Mike Johnston began playing drums at the age of five, and he studied privately with some of the greatest educators of our time, including Peter Magadini and Steve Ferrone. At the age of twenty-one, Mike received a major-label record deal with his band Simon Says (Hollywood …


Posted: July 5, 2009

Category: Drummers, On the Beat
The Drum Lab’s Mike Johnston

I run an educational Web site as well as own and operate Sacramento’s first and only drum school, the Drum Lab.



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