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This website is a central location for Educator and Grammy Award winning drummer, Mike Mangini. Some of the above tabs for the page have a lot within them. Below is Dream Theater’s latest album:

“The Sciences” tab is a crucial part of Mike’s Brand. Beyond Mike’s use of his methods for himself, they adhere to rigourous testing before they are published. In other words, when he claims that his systems work for everybody without fail as long as the instructions are followed, his observational data and track record with students alone is enough to convince anybody. This especially true when it is in the words of the students. Mike was rating in the top 1% of all college professors in the O.C.E. National system. However, having proof via the sciences validates his Brand the most. The pages within that tab are a work in progress. His use of neuroscience, computing, math and simple common sense and heart as a teacher define the Mike Mangini® Brand, which transcends his playing. His awards for playing the drums and composing music can be seen in the biography.

His books, Rhythm Knowledge, Volumes 1 & 2, as well as sticks and heads etc. from albums and tours, are available from his Store.

Link to Mike’s: Video on Demand Page, Live Zoom Lessons, Cameo, Instagram, Youtube Channel, Facebook and Memorabilia Store

We are a small, revolving door team that helps filter Mike’s Social Media Pages, his Store, Cameo and Zoom ADMIN. You can be assured of the validity and accuracy of the information on this site as it comes directly from Mike.

Firstly, Mike is from Waltham, MA, not Newton, MA. He was born in a Newton hospital is, but was born and raised as "Waltham Hawk.” Too many webpages not made by Mike cite him as being born in Newton, MA.

Another example of misinformation, is that Mike is NOT in the Guiness Book of World Records. He has earned Official W.F.D. Hand and Feet Records. Guiness was not present at the N.A.M.M events, or clinics where and when Mike set all of his Officially W.F.D. sanctioned, "World’s Fastest Drummer” records, or he’d be in it.  See the whole journey under the “About Me” Tab.

Another source of misinformation accurately reflected within the “About Me” Tab, is how Mike won his current job with the band Dream Theater. You can all the facts about that here, as well as being able to dig into his past career and learn about his world renown educational abilities and systems.

Here ’s a playthough from Mike’s Studio of Dream Theater’s “Untethered Angel” that he engineered.

Below, is a 2021 playthrough of Dream Theater’s, The Alien. It is at 110% Speed. This song won a 2022 Grammy for “Best Performance” in the ‘metal’ category.

Here’s Mike back in 1993 on a Roto Tom Kit in the Annihilaor video for “Set the World on Fire.” The recording was done on a Pearl Birch kit. That led to Mike deciding to officially endorse Pearl Drums in 1999.


The Alien won a 2022 GRAMMY for Best Metal Performance. Here is Dream Theater’s John Petrucci accepting the Grammy.

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He also has many products and services available, as well as social media pages within the “Socials” and “Products & Services” Tab.

Here’s an original Promo for his Zoom Classes to get an idea of his studio set up:


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