Joe teaches in Lethbridge Alberta. Visit www.lethbridgedrumming.com for information on taking lessons, drumming classes or group workshops with Joe.

Joe also teaches online lessons through SKYPE. email Joe: joeporterpercussion@gmail.com if your interested in skype lessons.

Joe teaches: (All ages and levels) private lessons and group workshops

Drumset: All styles and genres

Mallet Percussion: Marimba (six mallet and four-mallet techniques), and Jazz Vibraphone

Classical/Symphonic Percussion: Snare Drum, Timpani, Auxillary percussion, xylophone, bells, etc...

Hand Drums: Persian Zarb or Tombek, Arabic Percussion (Doumbek, Riq), Frame Drums, Brazilian Pandeiro, Italian Tamburello, Indian Percussion (Tabla, Kanjira, Konnakol/Solkattu) Afro-Cuban Percussion(Congas, Bongos, etc.), and much more

Ensemble/Group Drumming: Brazilian Samba Bateria, Tahitian Toere Drumming(log drums), Steel Pans, Japanese Taiko, African Drumming, and Classical Percussion Ensemble

Composition: Music theory and composition lessons

Common International Clinics

  • Six-Mallet Marimba Technique: A New Direction
  • Unifiying Ethnic Hand Percussion Techniques
  • Joe is available for artist in residence programs
  • Clinics, Hands On Workshops and Masterclasses

    Joe is available to do clinics, workshops and masterclasses for:

    • World Drumming (Brazilian Samba Bateria, Polynesian Drumming, Steel Pans, Japanese Taiko, and African Drumming)
    • Concert Band/Orchestral Percussion
    • Percussion Ensembles
    • Hand Percussion Techniques
    • Mallet Percussion: general or specific: "Six-Mallet Marimba Technique" or "Playing Jazz Vibes"
    • Drumset
    • Solo Percussion / Recital Music
    • Jazz Rhythm Sections

    Accompaniment / Performances / Recording

    Joe is an active studio musician and is availble to record, accompany and perform.