“I can’t tell you how impressed I am by your patience and capability with kids. I know how very fortunate we are to have the gift of your time and talent on such generous terms, and I want Devon to make the most of it and respect both this opportunity and your time. He’s so smart in several ways that I often forget, hey, he’s just a six-year-old kid on a 24×7 reality high. So thank you for being so understanding and easygoing. It really does make all the difference in the world.”
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!
To begin, John Lamb always has a smile on his face. It is great to see someone so responsible and professional fully engage with his students. He is able to communicate with them on their level and elevate their understanding daily and also communicate with parents in a clear, informative way while still using the language of music. My son’s interest in drumming only grew and grew under John’s care. He was drumming on everything! And I realized the movements were more complex from time to time and I could revel in the beauty and form of the rhythm. I asked my son’s third grade teacher if the drumming was ever a distraction to the more academic structure of his classroom and if his drumming ever took away from his school work. To my surprise, she said absolutely not, that Isaac consistently focused brilliantly on his work and the drumming was just a natural part of it – his schoolwork was done on time, done to specific high standards, and done with peace and joy, drumming all the while. I can honestly say that thanks to John, my son is already a musician and will, I am sure, be a lifelong music lover and supporter of the arts. I feel lucky that we were introduced to John and I can’t wait for more lessons this summer and into the new year.
“John has worked with my son for the last 6 months, he has taught him the fundamentals of drumming and music appreciation. He provides fun challenges and incorporates songs my son likes into the lesson plan.”