John began playing drums at the age of 9 at the famous ‘Drums Only’ in Vancouver, B.C., later studied under Tommy William Hanson (a great Moeller advocate), and was part of Pacific Blue/Drifters Drum Corps.
A true rock musician, John has been in rock bands since he was 11 years old. As a direct result of his dedication to the craft and skill level he has achieved, he has been part of some of Canada's best loved bands including; 'Dangerous' (Brian “Too Loud” McCloud, Mike Reno and Scott Smith), 'Trooper', 'Suzanne Gitzi', 'Wickham Porteous', 'Tim Lawson', 'David Gogo', 'Melanie Dekker', 'Taylor James', 'Leslie Alexander', 'Paul Laine', and has also held the drum chair position at the famous 'Roxy' nightclub in Vancouver for 11 years, with Joe’s Garage.
Sharing the stage with with Max Webster, Kim Mitchell, Alana Miles, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Frozen Ghost, Regatta, April Wine, Zappacosta, Prism, Honeymoon Suite and Hedley et al., John has been a regular on the Canadian Touring Circuit.
Previously a Pacific Drum Centre Instructor, John is currently writing and performing with in the Country-Rock band 'Darkhorse', and teaching his Outboard and Crash classes.
Don’t have extra time to travel? Want to save on fuel expenses? Learn to drum in the comfort of your own home, where John will come to you! John is currently offering a number of different classes, if you require something specific please drop us a line.
“John is an awesome drummer, a true professional, and a great guy!”
I have had the good fortune of working with some of the worlds best drummers both live and in the recording studio. John Stoltz is by far one of my favourites. His professional attitude both in and out of the studio, his attention to detail and good sense of humour make him a joy to work with. John's abilities are world class.
$35 per 30 minutes / $60 per 1 hour. Special offer: on initial sign up, pay for 4 one hour lessons and receive a 5th lesson free of charge.