Mike O'Doherty

Mike O.

Seattle, WA

Lesson Details



Mike delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+ and special needs

Teaching since:
October 2000

I have been playing / studying the drum set for over 25 years. I have taken lessons from some of the best teachers on the West Coast and brought the best of their knowledge into my lessons. I have been teaching kids at the Rock School in Seattle for the last 10 years as well as teaching privately for ages 10 and up. Some of the groups I've played / recorded with are: Atma, Kiss Her For The Kid, Leanne Wilkins, Carrie Akre, Stereo Sons, Charles St Messengers.

*** Lesson Details ***
I work to develop a vocabulary on the drum set that translates through all styles of music. My lessons employ a routine that works well for beginners as well as more advanced players by the option to add difficulty incrementally. This routine gives consistency to the lessons and makes it easy to gauge progress. I teach my students to read music and I explain music theory as it applies to the exercises and work at hand.

I teach beginning Guitar and Bass Guitar as well. In these lessons I focus on Scales, Rhythm, and beginning music theory.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons will be taught in a designated music room that's sound proof. Has two drum sets set up, a PA, a bass and a guitar and amps.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Drum pads, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Amp

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Music Teacher
Jan 2004 - Present
Rock School

I have been teaching Drums, Beginning Bass, Beginning Guitar and Band 101 at Seattle's Rock School since 2004.


AA Degree in Visual Communications
Jan 2005 - Present
Highline Community College
Music, Percussion Major
Jan 1990 - Jan 1992
Humboldt State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

My Studio, located in the Central District area of Seattle 1/4 mile from I5 and I 90.

Working on my Brazilian Grooves
Stereo Sons Rehearsa
Stereo Sons Playing Brass Tax @ The Comet
Photo by Mike O.

My studio, located in the Central District area of Seattle 1/4 mile from I5 and I90.

Photo by Mike O.

Photo by Mike O.
Photo by Mike O.

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