Mike Dawson


“Mike Dawson is a pro drummer, studio engineer, co-host of The Modern Drummer Podcast, and of Modern Drummer Magazine. We’re mutually acquainted through acclaimed music educator Mike Johnston, entrepreneur and founder of MikesLessons.com. In this conversation, we discuss Mike D’s prolific hustle as a gigging and studio musician, family life, music education, his early musical influences, business, marketing, YouTube and how playing sports and his dad prepared him for life.

He’s been an inspiration for me in drumming, writing, podcasting, and life. Beyond that, he’s a growing inspiration to musicians and drummers in particular, all over the world. His work at Modern Drummer has been amazing, and now he’s accomplishing big things on social media and throughout the music world.” Unstarving Musician