Don Lombardi

Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
President and Founder
Company Name
DW Drum Workshop Inc.

Don Lombardi is the founder of Drum Workshop, who formed the company at the age of 26 with the goal of providing teaching facilities for young drummers in Santa Monica. Don had the opportunity to purchase the equipment to bring the famous Camco drum pedal back to the market place under the DW name. As the company developed and its product line increased to include snares and full drum kits, Don kept an eye on his original goal of music education. As a result, he established a series of world class clinics and educational programs, many of which are available on the company’s web site.