John has a great way of explaining things. I was very nervous coming to lessons – I am an adult and I’ve always wanted to play, but never had the time. Now I have the time and the means so I wanted to learn, but I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to do it. The drums look so confusing! But John is great. His explanations are mostly very clear, and his notation system really helped out so I could think about what to do behind the drums. Now I am playing in bands with friends!