Hi, I’m John Lamb.

I teach drum lessons in Portland, OR to kids and adults of all skill levels. If you aren’t in Portland, I sometimes travel. I’ve taught clinics and master classes around the US and Canada. Most of these clinics are centered around developing healthy, effective technique. This was the subject of my most recent book, Anatomy of Drumming, which was on Amazon’s Bestsellers list for over a year reaching as high as #2. Besides books, I write regularly for DRUM! Magazine on drum technique and have an upcoming feature in Computer Music Magazine on Groove Science. You can also check out my Instagram channel and blog. 

I’ve got a Masters in Education, graduate-level certificates in eLearning, Training and Development and Teaching Adults. And a B.S. in Music, Psychology and Biology. (I like school.) I studied with Bernard Purdie (Steely Dan Aretha Franklin, James Brown).  I endorse Remo Drum Heads. 



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I offer drum lessons for almost all occasions – kids or adults, professional or beginning, private lessons or in groups. I also offer custom classes where I teach two people two different instruments, for example piano to one student and drums to another. I have them interplay and work independently. 

In music lessons there is a lot to go over: musical technique, physical technique, stylistic knowledge, performance skills and reading. Underpinning it all is learning technique because grat learners will make great musicians. 

John Lamb has published three books and writes for DRUM! Magazine and Computer Music Magazine. Click on a link below for more information.
UPDATE: John has released a new chapter for Anatomy of Drumming. You can read it here
UPDATE: Anatomy of Drumming is now in its second edition, and Anatomy of Guitar Playing is now available.