Kevin White

Kevin W.

Everett, WA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Besides teaching drum set and marching percussion (see description on "drums"), I also teach varied auxiliary and mallet percussion found in a typical middle-high school percussionist piece. Lessons can be on orchestral snare, mallet percussion (vibraphone, marimba, xylophone, glockenspiel, etc.), timpani, concert bass drum, auxiliary percussion (triangle, crash cymbals, etc.) and basics of hand percussion (bongos, congas, esp. goblet drums).

Lessons are tailored to the individual student and their experience, goals, and materials available. Having the respective instruments at the teaching location is preferred, but the minimum materials required are drumsticks, a drum pad, and a stand for the drum pad.

About Kevin W.

I've been involved in music since fifth grade loved it since! As a performer, I was heavily involved in my high school's music program being involved in: the advanced jazz band (drum set), advanced choir (baritone), musical pit (drum set/auxiliary percussion), show band (vibraphone/tenor drums), and undefeated indoor percussion (drum set/tenor drums). I was also offered spots to play the vibraphone with the world-class Seattle Cascades Drum Corps and tenor drums with the world-class Oregon Crusaders Indoor. In college, I've performed with my school's drumline, percussion ensemble, orchestra, wind ensemble, and Arab music ensemble. I currently study music education at Cal Poly, Pomona. As a performer, audiences love my energy and expressiveness.

As a teacher, students love my laid-back nature and patience to create a stress-free learning environment. I customize my lessons to fit individual students' goals and experience. I love teaching because I get to meet so many different people with varying backgrounds, and I would love to meet you too!

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Jack
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Amazing tenor teacher, he tought me many technical skills and techniques i’ll need for showband and marching down the line!

Posted Mar 30, 2019
Sion

Very fun and cool dude. Learned a lot from him.

Posted Nov 2, 2018
Brian
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Very knowledgeable and supportive. Matches the student's pace and teaches new concepts in an intuitive way, I would recommend him to musicians of all ages.

Posted Oct 30, 2018
Zeke
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Kevin was a great teacher. He’s patient, skilled, and always wants his students to succeed.

Posted Oct 27, 2018

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Experience

Drumline Instructor
Jun 2019 - Present

Kamiak High School

I teach the snare/tenor drums in the Kamiak Showband, a competitive outdoor marching group.

Indoor Percussion Instructor
Nov 2017 - Present

Harbour Pointe Middle School

My first season, I taught both marching percussion and auxiliary percussion in the front ensemble. I was responsible for teaching students techniques regarding both marching and playing. I focused on tenor drums and was responsible for writing and editing the tenor drum music. I was also in charge of instrument maintenance/upkeep, tuning all the drums. I currently co-manage the battery. I'm responsible for organizing rehearsals and teaching techniques along the way.

Drumline Instructor
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018

Explorer Middle School

I was the primary percussion instructor in a parade-style drumline. I taught the basics of marching and playing, teaching concepts such as technique and how to read music. I also organized rehearsals and managed instrument upkeep and maintenance.

Education

Music Education (BM)
Sep 2018 - Present

Cal Poly, Pomona

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Department Award - Performing Arts
Jun 2018

Kamiak High School

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