James Lane

Certified Private Instructor

25 years of dedicated drum instruction.
Jim is a pupil-oriented drum instructor able to teach beginners, novices, and experts. Truly connecting with students at their level, and providing the right focus, insight, and attention that makes drum lessons have much deeper value and meaning. Keeping the pupil engaged, inspired and constantly learning: Jim’s guiding principle.
His students say it best by showing continued loyalty year after year. Some enjoying their musical studies as long as 10 years.
We confidently say that those who choose our studio are getting it all: Real world playing experience carefully customized to be enjoyable based on the pupil’s needs. Step by step, the students get all of the building blocks that the greatest drummers past and present have acknowledged spurred them on to succeeding with drumming. With Jim as coach, the pupils are guaranteed to have tons of fun, mixed with the right foundation for playing this unique, exhilarating instrument. We always look forward to getting to know people who want to learn!


Mixing methodology with fun, and building a vital trust with the pupil. Inspiring a strong curiosity, by a combination of demonstrations and achievable goal setting.
Sharing the art form I love comes instinctively to me.
All drumming styles, all levels. The pupil quickly knows I will be a valuable asset in helping them realize their drumming potential. Positivity and patience are a constant.