John Lamb offers drum lessons for those wishing to learn to play drums and rhythm lessons for non-drummers wanting to improve their sense of rhythm. He has a Masters in Education, graduate level certificates in eLearning, Training and Devleopment and Teaching Adults. He also holds a B.S. in Music, Psychology and Biology.
John has performed the drums professionally around the US and Asia since he was 14. He’s have studied with Bernard Purdie (Steely Dan Aretha Franklin, James Brown) and Rodney Holmes (Santana, Wayne Shorter).
His most recent books is Anatomy of Drumming, which joins Start Playing Drums and A Matter Of Time. Currently he teaches privately in SW Portland, at Oregon Episcopal School (currently ranked #14 in the US) and Youth Music Project – a nonprofit in West Linn, OR where he teaches sliding scale music lessons and classes.
Learning to Play is a Discovery Process
Because we all have what it takes to make music, and because playing drums is easy, learning to play the drums is more about discovering and understanding what you already feel than anything else. Continue reading…
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