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About Jimmy Lane and the drum lesson studio in Westport, CT


My Background


Jimmy Lane is a drummer, drum teacher and the founder of Westport Music Lessons. He began taking drum lessons at age 12 and has been actively playing, teaching (and learning!) ever since. In 1995, He began teaching at Merritt Music of New Canaan CT. Demand grew rapidly, and soon a private lessons facility was opened in Westport, where it is today and has expanded throughout southern Connecticut into Southport,  Fairfield, Weston,  Wilton, Norwalk, Redding, and New Canaan. 

 Jim manages to maintain a roster of between 30-40 steady drum students per week with unmatched longevity and loyalty. 

"I must be the luckiest person ever." Jim explains: "To be able to share drumming ideas with these wonderful, interested and aspiring musicians. - Where can you find better company than that? It's a real privilege for me." 

Jim learned the basics from college professor Ray Alexander, who studied with Henry Adler, who is known as the premier drum teacher of the New York scene for the last 55 years. Mr. Adler is well known in the drumming industry as the teacher who was responsible for assisting musically and professionally - the greatest drummer of ALL times: the world famous - Buddy Rich. - The two collaborated on writing the classic and timeless drum method book "Buddy Rich's Snare Drum Rudiments", which is an integral part of Jim's drum staff’s curriculum. 

There is no substitute for the right fundamental foundation. The students who work with Jim know that they have found the "main vein" of learning the art of drumming and it is exciting to know that they can trace their roots back to the great Mr. Buddy Rich himself... 

 Jim is a pupil-oriented instructor able to teach beginners, novices, and experts, truly connecting with students at their level, providing the right  focus, insight, and attention that makes drum lessons have much deeper value and meaning.  He keeps all pupils engaged, inspired and constantly learning: which is the guiding principle here.

The 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 student gets 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 pupil is 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! 

-Westport Drum Lessons, -Jimmy Lane 


Sharing my Passion

I am a strong believer that everyone should be able to have a life of music. That's why I became a teacher. Whether you're a just a beginner or an advanced student needing guidance, let's explore drumming together!


My Classes

Jimmy Lane  drum teacher information in Westport: 

I offer private drum lessons, custom fit to your skill level, for drums, or vibraphone.   

25 years as a full time drum teacher!

As many will attest: 


“Highest personalized attention of any activity in the pupil’s daily life”  

  That has been a longstanding provision; promised and fulfilled!


-Drum lessons, given by the owner, Jimmy Lane


- Always 1 on 1, Kneecap to kneecap

- No video screens

- Professional, comfortable studio

- Beginner to advanced techniques 

- All styles of music 

- Real world playing skills 

- Individually tailored lessons 

- Prep for school auditions

- Build discipline 

- Enhance self-esteem 

- Best facilities around 

- Optimum learning environment 

- Topknotch drum kits and cymbals

- Have fun!

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