Joe Porter

(Private Percussion & Drum Set Lessons, Drum Workshops, Let's Drum Classes Instructor, Let's Drum Annual Summer Camp Director, WHIP Director, and Assistant Director of Global Drums)

Joe Porter is a Canadian percussionist, teacher, and composer. He teaches at the University of Lethbridge Music Conservatory, where he directs many ensembles, workshops, and teaches several drum classes and private lessons. Joe is the recipient of the Global Music Awards, Gold Medal Prize for Creativity and Originality, and has been a winner in multiple performance and recording competitions.

Joe is an active international clinician, and has given percussion masterclasses and workshops in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. He is the author of two method books: Six-Mallet Technique Diversified, a comprehensive book and DVD to learn six-mallet marimba technique, and The Journey To Groove, a comprehensive method for developing the drumset musician.

As an active composer and performer, Joe has written three percussion concertos, many solos, duets and ensemble pieces. He has performed in Britain, Holland, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, and throughout the US and Canada. Joe has been a concerto soloist with orchestras in the US and Canada and a featured soloist with percussion ensembles around the world. In 2014, Joe was featured in the PASIC International Showcase Concert. In 2016, he was chosen from the world’s top percussionists to be in the World Percussion Group where he toured across the US giving clinics, masterclasses, and concerts. The WPG performed a showcase concert at PASIC 2016. Joe has released three albums which have been aired on radio stations in North America and Europe.

Joe is committed to teaching and developing aspiring musicians and that is why he has founded many of the programs offered by Drumming in Lethbridge and Southern Alberta. Born and raised in Fernie, British Columbia, Joe received both his Masters and Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of Lethbridge and is a Ludwig-Musser, Dream Cymbals and Gongs, Innovative Percussion, Grover Pro Percussion and PARMA Recordings artist.




Adam Mason

(Director of Global Drums and Let's Drum Summer Camp Instructor)

Adam Mason serves as Director of Percussion at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada.  He is an active clinician, adjudicator and performer around the globe with appearances in Japan, Trinidad, London, Amsterdam, Hawaii, Rio de Janeiro, throughout the U.S. and Western Canada, including multiple Percussive Arts Society International Conventions.

Prof. Mason directs the renowned 40-plus-member U of L Global Drums Percussion Ensemble and is a Yamaha Canada Artist.  He is a former instructor for the 11-Time DCI World Champions, The Cadets, and Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps.   Adam Mason studied African drumming at the University of Ghana in Accra and received his Bachelor of  Music, Performance and Master of Music, Education at West Virginia University. 

Prof. Mason is an educator/endorser for Vic Firth Sticks, Inc., Zildjian Cymbals and Yamaha Canada.