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Phil B.

Kent, WA

I emphasize reading and use of the rudiments. I also teach the Moeller Method and how to apply it to all the rudiments as well as to the drum set.

About Phil

Phil B. has Bachelor's Degree in Percussion Performance that he earned at Central Washington University in 1991. Soon after graduating from CWU Phil relocated to the Seattle area and has been teaching and performing professionally in this area ever since. As a performer Phil has worked with many different artists known both internationally and locally in a very wide range of styles, such as Stephen Pearcy (voice of the 80's Metal Band Ratt), top local big band The Jazz Police, Popular Las Vegas Entertainer "Zowie Bowie, and the late great blue legend Isaac Scott (voted into the Washington Bl
ue Society Hall of Fame 1991). Recently Phil has been working with some of the most popular dance/show bands in the Northwest, including The Goods, That 80's Show, Galaxy 54, Vanity, and Gold Digger.
As an instructor Phil worked as a clinician and private instructor with Music Works Northwest and the Seattle Drum School. Currently Phil teaches privately in several different studios in the Seattle Puget Sound area.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Complete 5-piece Drum Set

*** Specialties ***
I teach the Moeller Method. This is a system of technique which involves three basic wrist motions. The basics can be taught in one lesson, but the application takes a lifetime. I also teach all popular styles of contemporary drum set, such as rock, jazz, funk, r&b, and many different Latin styles. I work with students on reading both on snare drum and drum set and also get them playing along and transcribing with recordings of whatever style of music is of interest to them.
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Marlena August 2, 2016
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Great teacher, patient. Anyone looking for a drum teacher should check out Phil . The best.
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Fred K. February 5, 2016
Drum · In home
Verified Student
I am over 60 and always wanted to learn music, especially the drums. Phil is not only a great teacher, but also has shown remarkable patients for someone like myself with absolutely no music talent whatsoever.
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Vickie P. June 3, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
I would give him 10 stars if I could! Awesome! Wonderful! He connected with my son. Very encouraging and taught Joshua a whole lot. He was beyond our expectations!
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Phil B.

Phil B.

Kent, WA 98030
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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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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I believe in a strong musical foundation and that learning to play music should be fun!

*** Specialties ***
Whatever style the student is attempting, I stress proper technique and understanding of theory.
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Tony Wang September 3, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Knowledgable and friendly
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jessykca June 16, 2016
Piano · In studio
hi i would like to know if you can teach me how to play crime of centure from supertramp? can you ?
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Victor April 16, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
He is a great teacher and so friendly.
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Jeremy S.

Jeremy S.

Seattle, WA 98122
(8)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Justin T.

Tacoma, WA

About Justin

First off, I LOVE music. I am certified to teach guitar through the American Guitar Academy. I have been teaching guitar, bass and drums for the last 10 years. I have been playing, writing and recording for the last 20 years. I compose and record music for commercials and films. Teaching someone to play music is very rewarding for me. There is nothing better than seeing someone get it and start playing fluidly. The method I use brings quick results.

My method of teaching starts with the AGA method and from there I use drums to help teach guitar and bass. Learning music should be f
un. Learning to play means just that - playing. I learned from experience that teaching and learning from a book is boring and takes the fun out of music. Music should be full of passion and creativity. I teach with this in mind. Granted, we use a formula to teach the basics but we always go back to actually making it fun and creative. Everyone learns differently and I formulate how I teach to each individual so they can pick it up faster without frustration.

I also record and send out songs for you to practice with at home so that you have something fun to play along with. This can drastically improve the speed in which you are able to play.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lesson with me are fun and oriented around playing music. We go through the basics and if you get hung up, we break, move on to something else and return to the lesson later from a new angle. I like to create ways to help my students figure out things on their own. In this way what you are learning sticks a little better. I also teach using drums, bass or guitar. Which means when you get a few chords down on guitar (or some bass lines on bass) I play drums with you so that you get used to actually playing with someone in a band type setting. The same thing applies to drums. When you get a beat down, I play bass or guitar. This helps with getting you to a point of playing with feeling instead of counting and also makes it more relaxed. Instead of you sitting there playing by yourself and feeling nervous about it, we are actually PLAYING music. I have noticed that this way of teaching has helped my students improve a lot faster than the norm and they can play with others easily when the time comes.

I am very laid back and fun to be around. I have a very big sense of humor and like to laugh. Lessons are fun and I will keep it that way, even when the subject gets difficult or you get frustrated. As I said earlier, if it gets frustrating or hard, we break from the lesson at hand and attack it later from a different angle and keep it light and fun.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in home studio, parents can sit in during lessons, drum kit, recording equipment, extra guitars

*** Specialties ***
I teach most styles of music. I am certified to teach American Guitar Academy's method of teaching guitar. I add to this using drums. I utilize drums when teaching guitar and bass and I utilize guitar or bass when I teach drums. There is a noticeable improvement in how fast people learn when I do this. Not to mention that they feel they are "playing in a band" and talk about how fun it is.
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Justin T.

Justin T.

Tacoma, WA 98406
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Aaron C.

Seattle, WA

We will work on everything from basics such as hand technique and understanding music notation, to more complex rhythms and beats as you advance. With my background in rudimental marching, I firmly believe that knowing and understanding rudiments is crucial to becoming more comfortable around the drumset.

Our first lesson will be a check up to see where you are with reading music, knowing the parts of a drumset, and any previous experience you've had with drumming. This will give me a good understanding of what we need to do to get you where you want to be as a musician and drummer.

About Aaron

Hello! My name is Aaron and I have been playing drums for right around 14 years. I started in my garage beating pots and pans, so my parents decided to rent a drumset and I was immediately hooked. Shortly after, I began taking lessons and was fortunate to have an excellent instructor, which has been a big motivator for me to provide the same joy and knowledge I had given to me when I was young. Besides drumset, I also played tenors while at Washington State University, and am currently on the Seahawks Blue Thunder drumline. I also had the opportunity to march several years of drum corps, march
ing the 2009 season with the Seattle Cascades, and aging out with Arizona Academy in 2010. While at WSU, I was the section leader of the tenor line for three years, and that has been the majority of my teaching experience thus far. I've helped many people who don't have any musical background learn basic drumset concepts, and I hope to expand my professional teaching to drumset as well.
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Erin December 6, 2015
Drum · In studio
Aaron is a fantastic instructor. An experienced tenor player, he is extremely knowledgeable in marching technique. I’m learning a great deal goes into technique, and Aaron breaks it down in a way that’s easily understood. He’s very attentive to my technique when I’m playing, and can easily identify what I’m doing well and what areas need more work.

The lessons are structured, but Aaron is able to adapt them to my needs and interests on the fly. Each week I leave with something new to work on. He’s been flexible with scheduling and has been a huge help in making sure I have the equipment needed to practice at home. Also, he’s just really interesting to talk to as he knows a lot about different marching bands and drumlines . His passion for music is expressed through his instructing, and makes for a very positive learning environment.

I’ve had five lessons so far and plan to continue working with Aaron to hone in on my snare technique. I highly recommend him as an instructor!
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Aaron C.

Seattle, WA 98115
(1)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Timothy H.

Tacoma, WA

I am a junior at Pacific Lutheran University, in the Music Education program. I have been playing for nearly 10 years and am currently a member of PLU's Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, and Steel Pan Ensemble.

My hopes in creating these page are to find students, nearing or currently in the middle school age range, who want to learn the basics of percussion playing, timpani, marimba, and snare technique, as well as reading/theory, and instrument maintenance.

About Timothy

Timothy H. is a Senior Music Education major at Pacific Lutheran University. He is originally from Grants Pass, Oregon, but spent his middle and high school years in Bremerton, Washington. He now lives in Parkland where he works and attends school. His main goal is to share his love of music with students and teach them the skills they need to be successful in solo work and ensembles. He is dedicated to the education of music, and is looking to cultivate a lifelong love of music in his students.
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Randall October 25, 2015
Percussion · Online
I have not observed Tim while he is teaching, however, I've known him for three years as he's been in our scholarship program. He is dedicated and motivated;I think he will be an excellent role model for children. I am delighted he's chosen teaching as his profession, as I think it's a very good fit for him.
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Kelsey October 24, 2015
Percussion · In studio
Great guy!
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Christina October 24, 2015
A very positive and upbeat guy!
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Timothy H.

Timothy H.

Tacoma, WA 98444
(6)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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