Kyle Kirkpatrick

Kyle K.

Seattle, WA

About Kyle K.

Background check: Last verified 11/07/2016
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Kyle teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: June 2010
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

I am a drummer and audio designer from Seattle, WA with more than 6 years of experience teaching drum lessons, rock band classes, and early childhood music classes. I have prepared my students for auditions, rock band concerts, recording their own music, and their school symphonic, jazz, and marching bands. I have come up with many small innovations in my teaching experience, like special grid sheets that make it really easy to learn to read notation in a visual-spatial way. It's important to me to make playing music with your bandmates as effortless and as expressive as talking with your friends.

For 9 years I have been playing music professionally with many ensembles including the Charles Street Messengers, Titanium Sporkestra, Federal Way Symphony Orchestra, Freudian Slurp, Spencer Glenn Band, Champagne Honeybee, and Minami and the Cyclophonics. I also produce and perform electronic music with a band called Kaplundafunk, and I do freelance sound design and music for video games.

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Experience

Music Teacher

Jun 2010 - Jun 2016
School of Rock Seattle

At the School of Rock I taught private drum lessons, rock band ensembles, and early childhood music classes. I have prepared my students for auditions, rock band concerts, recording their own music, and their school symphonic, jazz, and marching bands. I typically taught about 25 students per week in addition to about 4-5 group classes.

Languages Spoken

American Sign Language

Limited Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Japanese

Limited Proficiency
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Ian H. Nov 15, 2016
Drum · In studio
Kyle is an incredibly patient and fun teacher. He breaks down tough concepts very simply in fun and formulaic ways, and I can tell he really cares about his students because he is always so prepared for lessons.
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