Mike Michalkow started playing drums at the age of 17, and was playing professionally by age 19. He completed the Music Program at Grant MacEwan University at the age of 23, then relocated to Vancouver, BC Canada where he currently resides.

Mike’s main gig these days is working with David Foster/John Cameron Entertainment performing on stage with Nathan East, John “JR” Robinson, Morris Pleasure, Dean Parks and many other “A” Players. When at home, Mike is busy in various Recording Studios working with up and coming Canadian Artists. His other passion is hosting Drum Clinics & Masterclasses for Yamaha Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, Vic Firth Sticks, Hi Shaker, Metrophones and Hansenfutz.

Mike teaches over 60 students a week at his home studio “The Drum Lab”. Mike is featured on the following DVD’s “The Moeller Method Secrets”, “The Latin Drumming System”, “The Jazz Drumming System”, “The Drum Tuning System” and the largest of all “The Drumming System (20 DVD’s, 15 CD’s)

Mike is also the Author of Award Winning Book/CD “The Total Rock Drummer” by Alfred Publishing, it won Best Educational Book in the 2010 Modern Drummer Readers Poll.