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About John

About John

John Lamb is a musician, music educator, author and photographer based in Portland, OR. John has a B.S. in Music, Biology and Psychology and a Masters in Education with specialties in Training and Development, Teaching Adults and eLearning. He has been playing professionally around the U.S. and Asia since he was 15 years old. John began writing music education books for First Act, a company that imports instruments for beginner musicians, and has recently published Anatomy of Drumming: Move Better, Feel Better, Play BetterA Matter Of Time: The Science of Rhythm and the Groove, and Start Playing Drums, a method book for adults who always wanted to learn to play the drums but never got around to it. All books are available on Amazon.com, Powells.com, and other fine retailers in both print and ebook formats.

John teaches sliding scale lessons and classes at YouthMusicProject, lessons and camps at Oregon Episcopal School (currently ranked #14 in the US) and independently. He is also a contributor to Drum! Magazine. His most recent article in in the Feb 2016 edition, and the next in July of 2016.   

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Upcoming Kickstarter Project!

Soon I’ll be launching a kickstarter project to create a music education game that will teach music students the basics of reading staff notation and music theory while they write their own songs. I’ve been working on the idea for years and used it for many of my assignments in my classes en route to my masters degree in Online Education. The next step is to create a video for Kickstarter. If you’d like to help with it, or any other aspect of the project, or if you just want to stay updated on the project, Follow this link! Thanks :)