John Lapham


Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Ukulele, Electronic Music.


If you need a Drummer | Instructor | Consultant
A drummer, teacher and musician in the Northern Virginia area. A private drum set instructor. Over 30 years of experience. I studied percussion/music performance at Houston Baptist University and University Of North Texas (UNT). I was a member of the regional band “Ransom" playing at venues throughout Maryland, Virginia and DC. I also played in local jazz quartets and served as a drummer for McLean Bible Church in Virginia. I have experience incorporating a variety of electronic drums and loops in my playing and can play and teach any style from country, rock, blues, jazz, pop and big band. I can also sing backup vocals in the tenor range. I am looking for opportunities to play with talented musicians. I enjoy playing a variety of styles and I love lots of electric guitar.

I can play at all volume levels. I play the drums I do not beat them.

Consulting Services:
I am available for consulting services at an affordable price. If your a church worship band leader that needs help with improving your drum experience in your music I can train and help your church integrate the drums, tracks and loops into your music.


Screen name:
John Lapham
Member since:
Jun 27 2020
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


I have many influences. I like variety. Classic Rock, Funk, Swing, Pop Rock, some country and Jazz/Latin music. John Bonham and Led Zeppelin, Dave Weckl, Studio great Paul Leim, Styx, Toto, Journey, Brian Setzer Orchestra, and U2. Mostly 70's and 80's music. I like electric guitar greats like Jimmy Page, Dan Huff, Brian Setzer and SRV.

Instrument experience:



Full professional drum set with microphones, cymbals and hand percussion. Computer for playing drum loops and tracks. In Ear monitoring. Ableton Live software for live tracks and loops.