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Popular Percussion Teachers Near Seattle

Thomas D.

Edmonds, WA
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Jeremy S.

Seattle, WA
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Jack L.

Seattle, WA
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Thomas D. Edmonds, WA

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About Thomas

I love to play, whether it's sitting behind a massive percussion rig in the pit of a show, laying down a beat on the kit for an ensemble of dancers or playing a clay drum in a duo at a little wine bar. It's all about having a good time and communicating through music with your peers and the audience. For 20+ years, I've taught in a variety of settings: in classrooms and one-on-one, to students from 1-50 years of age. I also have experience teaching students with developmental disabilities. I find the privilege of steering a student toward their musical goals extremely rewarding. I earned a Bachelor of Music degree in 1994 and I've never stopped learning, taking advantage of my professional relationships to study and play with with some of my idols. Over the past ...

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Shawn L. January 8, 2014
Drum
Tom is a GREAT teacher!

I am an adult player and have taken a lot of lessons from other teachers over the years, and Tom is definitely the BEST teacher I have ever had. I really liked the way he approached me as a student, never talking down to me or making me feel uncomfortable. He worked with what I had already learned and was able to teach me a whole new way of approaching the music that has allowed me to go further than I ever thought I could go with my playing.

I encourage anyone with a desire to actually learn something new and improve your skills to take lessons with Tom - he is a GREAT teacher!
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Jennymarie M. December 6, 2013
Drum
Hire Tom, he is the best!

Tom is the best drum teacher you can find locally. He is:

- Well versed in various genres
- Expert at music theory
- Teaches stick method
- Punctual
- Excellent at adapting to a student’s learning method

In the past I have worked with five different drum teachers. I found it was difficult to find a teacher that could balance straightforward playing and music theory. As a result my stick method and music theory never really developed. In working with Tom I have come a long way in these basics. He is exceptional at combining these and advancing a student’s skillset.

My ability to use stick method started to change in a relatively short period of time, and my drum playing has rapidly become better. I’m now able to save energy, be more efficient, and sound better using these techniques. In addition to teaching the fundamentals, Tom is brilliant at working with a student’s learning method and breaking things down into simple concepts.

I cannot recommend Tom enough, whether it be for a seasoned drum veteran, or a beginning student, he will be able to add value to your lessons. He is familiar with everything from John Bonham (rock) to David Garibaldi (funk) and everything in between.

Hire Tom, you won’t regret it!
Jeremy S. Seattle, WA

I've been a drummer and percussionist for over 20 years. I've studied African rhythms with Ghanan drummers, and have taken many years of tabla lessons at the Ali Akbar College. As a drumset player, I've studied with many of the best teachers alive, and can teach any style from jazz to hip-hop to punk and onward.

About Jeremy

A Berklee College of Music graduate and a professional music instructor for over ten years, I can help you to reach your musical goals. I tailor lessons to suit your needs covering everything from skill development, music theory and musicianship, to expanding your repertoire and composing original work. I play and teach drums, piano, bass and guitar. I am new to Seattle, having just moved from San Francisco where I performed regularly at a wide array of venues such as Great American Music Hall, Freight and Salvage, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Bimbos, Bottom of the Hill, Savanna Jazz, Amnesia, Ashkenaz, Mystic Theater and Cafe Du Nord. I play many styles of music. Jazz, rock, funk, punk, blue-grass... you name it. I can show you how to play what you want to play.

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SusieM May 6, 2011
Knowledgeable and fun

I'm taking beginning guitar with Jeremy and feel like I'm learning a lot. He introduces many different concepts and exercises to teach me about music but also finds fun songs for me to play.
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BrianK December 13, 2010
Great instructor. Is terrific with my 8 year old son. Teaches him keyboard, drums, and guitar. Very flexible and fun. Keeps it interesting for him. I highly recommend Jeremy!
Jack L. Seattle, WA

Percussion lessons are available to students who wish to focus on reading and playing different percussion instruments in a concert band setting. This includes snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, and auxiliary percussion.

About Jack

I began studying music when I was 10, first in my elementary school and throughout high school and college. I have had amazing opportunities to perform with various musical groups across the country, most notably with the 204th Army Band.

I also try to play out locally as much as I can. The two groups that I currently play for are the punk band "Omega Moo", and the indie rock band "The Requisite". In addition to these two groups, I also continue to play for the 204th Army Band, which allows me to tour a different part of the world each year.

Other than performing, I am also dedicated to sharing and teaching other drummers to reach their musical goals. I teach privately out of my studio, located in North Seattle.

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Kristina B. May 23, 2014
Drum · In studio
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Very patient, very fun - perfect for my 9 yr. old.
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Gail S. April 8, 2014
Drum
Jack is a terrific instructor

Jack is such a positive teacher -- incredibly patient, easygoing, technically proficient, friendly. I'm a little older than most of his students so those new drumming pathways take a bit longer to establish but he makes each lesson fun and I feel I always learn at every lesson some new, interesting and challenging technique to practice which keeps me intrigued and eager to continue with lessons!
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ian M. April 1, 2014
Drum
Great drummer

I have worked with Jack on a number of projects and he is the best drummer I have ever had the opportunity to rock with. So much of that comes from his commitment to practice, which is something that really shines through as he teaches you. His work ethic kind of rubs off on you and he keeps things exciting by always giving you something to reach for. Plus he's easy to get a long with.

Brett R.

Seattle, WA
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Nicholas M.

Seattle, WA
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Denali W.

Seattle, WA
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Brett R. Seattle, WA

About Brett

MUSIC INSTRUCTION AND
ENJOYMENT OFFERED. Very enthusiastic and
experienced musician available for instruction offering the following:

# In-depth written music theory coupled with an equivalent of ear training and tone
recognition

# Introduction to performance skills with instruments that include:

Guitar - electric & acoustic
Drum Kit and percussion rhythms
Piano/Keyboard

# Group lessons or private instruction, depending on personal preferences and age
groups

Personal
experience includes:

1) 15 years of GUITAR: professional performance
and composition. Styles include rock, folk, blues, chord
progressions, and alternate tuning.

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Charlie E. May 24, 2014
Verified Student
What a terrible experience. I signed up for lessons for my wife from Brett as a gift because he listed times that would work for my wife given that we have a young daughter, and have a hard time making time for lessons. Brett told us 3 days before the lesson that the time wouldn't work, then simply never showed for the rescheduled first lesson. Worse, he simply refused to do scheduling via email (he would leave voicemails and failed to return my wife's call when she called back as they were playing phone tag), and then told us he had another commitment during the slot we had supposedly reserved for him. Worse, he failed to update the site as he continually cancelled lessons and never showed up for scheduled times. I now have a huge hassle of getting a refund on the money I paid for lessons as opposed to a lovely gift for my wife. Life's too short and we're too busy for such an awful experience.
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Scott P. March 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Great teacher for my young daughter

Brett has been a great teacher for my 5 year old daughter. She is just learning the basics of piano and Brett has been great at expanding her skill sets. She really enjoys practicing with him and actually looks forward to when he comes over every week!
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Bradley H. October 30, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Fantastic for our 10-year old son...

Brett is fantastic with our 10-year old son who just enjoys playing piano and isn't looking to become a concert pianist someday. So many kids are miserable playing the same boring things over and over and Brett really listened to our needs and just nurtures our son's interest in music. Bravo!
Nicholas M. Seattle, WA

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About Nicholas

I am a musician, educator, and arranger from Seattle Washington.

I received my education from the University of Washington with a BA/BM in Music Performance (Jazz Studies – Drumset). While at UW, I studied with John Bishop, Garey Williams, Tom Collier, Steve Korn, Mark Ivester, Josh Woodman, Jeff Wade, and was a member of the UW Drumline under David Reeves.

My studies with Reeves opened me to the world of drum corps in 2005 where I went on to tour with world class DCI corps The Cascades during the 2005 and 2006 seasons.

I have also been able to perform with and learn from such artists as Sharief Hobley, Billy Cobham, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Joe Santiago, Mike Stern, Kenny Garrett, Randy Brecker, John Scofield, The Bad Plus, Dave Weckl, Gregg Bissonette, Terry ...

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Dana C. June 7, 2013
Percussion
Way Beyond Excellent

Have you ever had something so amazing that you did not want to share it? Well, that is how I've felt about Nick's lessons. Nick has inspired and challenged my son to become a well rounded percussionist. Nick's professionalism, punctuality, and teaching skills far exceeds five stars. After each lesson, you will receive through notes on what was covered and what needs to be worked on. With all the different learning styles it usually pretty easy to note and area where an instructor could use improvement. This is absolutely not the case with Nick. If you a searching for an outstanding instructor, you've discovered him. My secret is out.
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Morgan B. February 15, 2013
Drum
Well-rounded lessons that are worth your time.

I feel a little bit ridiculous for writing 5/5 stars for everything, but I have got to admit, Nick is an excellent teacher. I have been taking lessons on the marching snare with him, and have seen improvement over even the shortest periods of time. Nick can be quite serious when it comes to putting in a good effort, but he is very laid-back and makes the lessons fun, too. He has many approaches to teaching techniques in order to ensure that the student understands, and has helped me discover some of my true potential. I highly recommend Nick, whether you're a beginner, or trying to make the Husky Drumline.
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David C. February 15, 2013
Drum
Solid Teacher

Nick does a great job in all respects. He's well-versed in a lot of styles and is capable of teaching pretty much anything you want to learn on drum set. One thing that's set him apart from other teachers I've had is how he's able to precisely identify flaws in your playing while offering specific and direct ways to eliminate those flaws. If you take lessons from Nick and follow his instructions you're definitely going to become a better player.
Denali W. Seattle, WA

I teach all areas of percussion including drumset, hand drums, orchestral instruments, mallet keyboards, and modern percussive sounds.

About Denali

Denali holds a Bachelor's Degree in Percussion Performance from Eastern Washington University where he studied jazz, classical, and various world percussion.

As a drumset artist he has performed in dozens of groups ranging from funk big bands to rock, jazz, blues, and country rhythm-sections. He has toured throughout the USA and recorded several albums with bands including Thomas Mapfumo, Uncle Pooch, and Cracker Factory. As a studio performer he has worked with producers including Adam Kasper and Scott Colburn.

As an orchestral percussionist Denali is a member of the Tacoma Symphony and Federal Way Symphony and is a substitute in the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, the Bellingham Festival of Music Orchestra, and Auburn Symphony. He has backed artists including Ray ...

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Whether you are a beginner Percussion student, intermediate Percussion student, or advanced Percussion student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Percussion skills. Your choices for a Seattle Percussion instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Percussion instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details like teaching ...

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