David Levin

David L.

Seattle, WA
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Portuguese

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Studied nearly two years of Portuguese while receiving B.A. in Spanish from the UW. Portuguese is extremely fun and relevant for anyone interested in travel!
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About

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David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
June 2004

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.

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 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!

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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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Sheddin' in the studio!
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6 Reviews

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mike Jan 27, 2019
Spanish · In home

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.

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Jacob Feb 26, 2016
Drum · In home

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
Drum ·

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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