Micah Martin | SoultoneCymbals.com

Micah Martin

Micah Martin

I remember taking piano lessons in third grade. I didn't have a music lesson again until 7th grade when I joined the school band. Originally, I wanted to play the trumpet. My best friend was the only drummer in class so I decided to play drums with him. In 8th grade I started to take trumpet lessons as a second instrument. After high school I attended Missouri Southern State University as a music major. Most of the time I was the only percussion major. It was there that the world of percussion was opened to me. I was transformed from just a drummer to a percussionist. I also attended the University of New Mexico where I studied with Scott Ney and played in the percussion ensemble, marimba band, the renowned Wind Symphony and University Orchestra. While at UNM the orchestra spent a week in Mexico performing the music of Silvestre Revueltas.

Currently I am a full-time band director where I teach percussion for grades 6-12, junior high bands, and junior high jazz bands. I also perform for local community bands, orchestras, jazz ensembles, and other musical groups in the Joplin, Missouri area.

The stamp says it all: hand made in Turkey! Great attack, stick response, and a beautiful decay!
Other cymbals I've played have what can only be described as an "obnoxious overtone." They are overwhelming in volume and decay. Soultone cymbals have a great response and sustain without dominating the balance. I was able to create the sound that I want for my playing.
Anyone can find their sound with Soultone. I promise you will be surprised. I thought I found my sound with another predominant brand, but Soultone stands out in their craftsmanship and attention to detail.
My journey with Soultone is just getting started. They have been helpful from day one. All of my needs so far have been met. I can tell that they treat each drummer as an important member of the team. I'm looking forward to a long relationship with Soultone Cymbals.

My Soultone Set: 

22" Natural Flat Ride
18" Vintage Crash/Ride
18" Natural China
8" Vintage Splash
14" Vintage Hi-Hats