Our drum studio is ready to take a beating. Our percussion instructor Mike Devison will help you get to the next level. Come on in for our unique 45 minute lesson format and hone those skills!
Mike Devison has been playing drums for over 30 years and has been teaching professionally for 20 years. He has performed on drums and percussion at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Mission Folk Festival, and the Harrison Arts Festival. His performing background includes rock, jazz, improvisational and orchestral groups.
As a music teacher, Mike Devison has prepared many students for professional groups, post-secondary music studies, and school jazz and concert bands. A versatile teacher, Mike Devison teaches drum set, hand drumming, tuned percussion and piano. He recently taught actor Jakob Davies drumming for his role in the feature film ‘If I Stay’.
Originally from Nova Scotia, Mike completed a Degree in Jazz and a Diploma in Jazz Studies at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S. He has studied drumming with Ed Soph and Paul DeLong. He is a past winner of the Pearl Drummer’s Showdown drumming competition.
Mike Devison has performed, recorded and toured across Canada and in the U.S. with artists such as Jerry Doucette, E A Sports NHL ’98, Terry Jacks, Reg Schwager, World Jive Big Band, Tim Gerwing, Stone Travis, Active Pass, Soundwaves Orchestra and the J. Burgess Band.
Mike Devison has recently created a continuing series of original music and instructional drumming videos viewable at drumichael