David Levin

David L.

Seattle, WA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Raised in largely bilingual household. B.A. in Spanish from UW (cum laude). English fluency slightly stronger. Extremely high level Spanish proficiency although the minutiae within humor can sometimes be lost. Excellent for those who need help with pronunciation, grammar (clarification of grammatical rules like the difference between a direct object and an indirect object, etc.), conjugation, and conversation.
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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.


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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Spanish, B.A.
Jan 2007 - Jun 2010
University of Washington
AA Degree
Jan 2001 - Jun 2004
Seattle Central Community College


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

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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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