David Levin

David L.

Seattle, WA

About David L.

Background check: Last verified 03/18/2016
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David teaches: Ages 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: June 2004
Last sign in: 6 days ago


Many years of drum instruction with students who have learned best with alternative learner-centered approaches including: extreme patience, slow to fast repetition of patterns and exercises, focused breathing, as well as sight-reading, rhythm and ear training. Students with: Asperger's, Autism, Dyslexia and related states have benefited greatly.

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Sheddin' in the studio!


Drum Set and Spanish Instructor

Jun 2004 - Present
David L.

I have been working with learners in both one-on-one and classroom/workshop settings for ten years. The majority of my teaching experience has been with youth aged 3-30, but I have also taught learners of all ages as well. My principal subject matter is drum set instruction, but I also teach flamenco cajón and Spanish language!


Spanish, B.A.

Jan 2007 - Jun 2010
University of Washington

AA Degree

Jan 2001 - Jun 2004
Seattle Central Community College

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Professional Proficiency



Jul 2011
Seattle Central Community College

English grammar and general education theory course.


Dean's List

Jan 2010
University of Washington

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Jan 2009
U.S. Department of State

The Phi Beta Kappa Society - Alpha of Washington

Jun 2005
Seattle Central Community College

The American Legion Certificate of Academic Achievement

Jun 2000
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5 Reviews on David L.

Jacob Feb 26, 2016
Drum · In home
Verified Student
David is a great instructor. My son is 9 and a beginner and David is very good with him.
Eric Sep 21, 2015
Drum · In home
David is a good and patient teacher. He really helped me with honing the fundamentals.
Steven Jul 8, 2015
Drum · In home
Great teacher! David is a talented drummer, teacher, & he is great with kids! My 10 year old loves David and has been steadily improving since beginning. I have also noticed a big improvement in my son's confidence. Priceless!
Kathleen Keller Jul 7, 2015
Drum · In home
You should book this guy right away! He is very proficient, professional, polite, and one of the very best drum instructors in town!
Eric K. Apr 19, 2014
Solid Teacher

David is knowledgeable, well spoken, and truly has a passion for drums as well as education. He is patient and always has an insightful answer for all of my questions. He has helped me with my technique and given me a deeper understanding rhythm in general. Highly recommended!!
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