David Levin
Seattle, WA
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David Levin

David L.

Seattle, WA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Native English speaker with TESOL certification and language degree from University of Washington. Ready to reach student goals with learner-centered instruction and many years of experience.

About David L.

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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Phillip Gardner
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Day 1 of drumming lessons! David answered all my questions led the conversation and helped ease my need to be perfect! I am excited to practice the skills we worked on and excited to see where the next lessons go!! Thanks David for a great 1st experience!

Posted Nov 3, 2019
mike
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DAVID IS AN OUTSTANDING TEACHER IN EVERY RESPECT. HIS KNOWLEDGE OF SPANISH SEEMS EXCELLENT, AND HIS INTEREST IN THIS LANGUAGE IS CLEARLY VERY STRONG. THIS ALLOWS CLOSE ANALYSIS OF SPANISH, AND STANDS AS A SIGNIFICANT BENEFIT TO THE DIDACTIC PROCESS. IN TURN THIS PROMOTES A SPIRIT OF LEARNING IN CLASS WHICH IS INFORMATIVE AND GOOD FUN. FINALLY HIS KNOWLEDGE OF SPANISH/ENGLISH COGNATES AND INDO-EUROPEAN ROOTS IS UNUSUALLY BROAD, WHICH MAKES LEARNING SPANISH WITH HIM EASY AND ENTERTAINING. I BELIEVE DAVID HAS A TRUE VOCATION FOR TEACHING, AND I HOPE I CAN GO ON WITH LESSONS WITH HIM FOR SOME TIME TO COME.

Posted Jan 27, 2019
Jacob
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David is a great instructor. My son is 9 and a beginner and David is very good with him.

Posted Feb 26, 2016
Eric
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David is a good and patient teacher. He really helped me with honing the fundamentals.

Posted Sep 21, 2015
Steven
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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!

Posted Jul 8, 2015
Kathleen Keller
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You should book this guy right away! He is very proficient, professional, polite, and one of the very best drum instructors in town!

Posted Jul 7, 2015
Eric K.

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!!

Posted Apr 19, 2014

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Experience

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 over twenty years. I have taught learners of all ages from diverse backgrounds, each with unique skillsets. My principal subject matter is drum set instruction, but I also teach flamenco cajón, Ableton Live, audio production, beginner flamenco guitar, and Spanish language!

Education

Spanish, B.A.
Jan 2007 - Jun 2010

University of Washington

AA Degree
Jan 2001 - Jun 2004

Seattle Central Community College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Portuguese

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

TESOL
Jul 2011

Seattle Central Community College

English grammar and general education theory course.

Awards

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

WSHS

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