From Atlanta, Georgia, Dylan Johnson possesses an impressive repertoire as a well-rounded and versatile musician. With over 9 years of extensive training in various musical styles including classical, concert, jazz, orchestral, choral, rudimentary, and marching, Dylan has made a name for himself through his performances in renowned ensembles such as the Atlanta Quest/Q2 Percussion (WGI Percussion), Kennesaw State University's ensembles, and Southeast Atlanta's All-State District Bands.
Presently, Dylan is pursuing a dual Honors Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition and a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, along with an Honors Minor in Vocal Performance, at Kennesaw State University. Under the direction of esteemed musical figures including John Lawless, the Principal Timpanist of the Atlanta Opera, Jana Young, a member of the Naples Philharmonic Soprano Soloist, and internationally acclaimed Composer-in-Residence Laurence Sherr, Dylan continues to hone his musical skills and broaden his musical knowledge. In addition to his academic pursuits, Dylan also actively performs with various ensembles at Kennesaw State University, including the Chorale Singers, Men's Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Philharmonic Orchestra, and Opera. He is proficient in a wide array of instruments including the snare drum, marimba, timpani, piano, violin, and also sings as a basso profundo.
With a passion for both performing and teaching, Dylan has established himself as a successful private and public music instructor. He teaches piano, voice, and percussion to students of all ages, emphasizing the importance of patience, creativity, and personal identity. During his time as a public music instructor, Dylan has held positions as a Percussion Staff Teacher at Rockdale County High School, Chattahoochee High School, and Vining's School of Art. He has consistently sought to create lesson plans that cater to each student's unique learning style to maximize their musical understanding. Understanding that every individual has a distinct way of interpreting information, Dylan deploys a variety of teaching techniques to impart a comprehensive understanding of the instrument to his students.