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David L.

7 Reviews
Seattle, WA
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Dean's List from University of Washington
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David L.

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My teaching technique is learner-centered. I work with students to help them build a strong vocabulary of drum rudiments and have them apply their newly acquired drumming knowledge to the songs and genres that interest them most. I have found this to be ideal for those at the beginning and intermediate levels. For the advanced drummers out there, I may be able to assist with some minor application of technique or perhaps deviate from standard drumming practices to acquire a fuller awareness of the body's interaction with not only the drumsticks and drum set, but how to maintain total postural awareness.

For those interested in flamenco, I have a lifetime of experience with the rhythms of flamenco, am a professional cajón player, and study/perform flamenco guitar.

About David

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, D

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Phillip Gardner
Day 1 of drumming lessons! David answered all my questions led the conversation and helped ease my need to be perfect! I am excited to practice the skills we worked on and excited to see where the next lessons go!! Thanks David for a great 1st experience!
mike
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.
Jacob
David is a great instructor. My son is 9 and a beginner and David is very good with him.
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Evan W.

10 Reviews
Seattle, WA
Starting at $30
  • Bachelor of Music, cum laude, Jazz Studies from University of Washington
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Evan W.

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Professional teacher since 2008. Started with a snare drum in fourth grade and never stopped! Alumnus of University of Washington (BM, cum laude, Jazz Studies) + Roosevelt High School. I make sure to teach students what they are most interested in while also providing them with a strong musical foundation they can apply to any path.

About Evan

I love playing drums, and I love teaching others how to play drums. As a recent graduate from the University of Washington's acclaimed jazz program as well as an alumnus of the prestigious Roosevelt High School Jazz Band, I am a professional drummer and teacher with an extensive and unique set of e

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Heather
Evan is an amazing drum teacher. As an adult learner taking drum lessons for the first time, I had no idea what to expect, especially using an online format. I am happy to report that Evan has exceeded all of my expectations! He makes the lessons fun and engaging. He goes at my pace and flexes with my interests. He is incredibly patient and answers all of my questions. I highly and enthusiastically recommend Evan as a drum teacher.
Carter M
Very cheerful, helpful and good drum teacher. He taught me everything I know with drumming while making it fun and exiting.
Kevin
Friendly and helpful teacher! Lessons suitable for a wide range of skill levels.
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Alex C.

Seattle, WA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music from Eastern Washington University
  • Teaching since 2014
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Alex C.

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I believe teaching needs to be tailor-fit to the individual. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to private instruction. Our lessons will begin by me getting to know who you are as a student and as a musician. We will determine what you want out of music and your instrument, then we will set goals to get there. All of this will be a collaboration between me and you. I believe that music must be a self-driven endeavor. It is a vehicle for self-discovery.

That being said, I do believe in having a solid technical foundation, and I will push you to develop a daily practice routine. I try to begin every lesson with a rudimental warmup, regardless of age or experience. I also try to include free-play time, playing together, or playing along to music with every session to have fun and develop creativity. I believe fun, creativity, and human-connection is what music is all about, and technique is the work you put in to make those things happen. We will always end on a positive note ...

About Alex

Alex began his drumming career at age 11, and it quickly became his number one passion. Graduating from the snare drum to the drum set in high school, he learned to love the excitement of the stage with his rock band, Ghost Animals, and dove deep into the world of jazz while playing in his high sch

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Nathan R.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Awarded Peabody Merit-based Scholarship from Peabody Institute
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Nathan R.

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Aside from teaching various styles of music on drum set, I also teach more classical type percussion (including mallet percussion)

About Nathan

I have been teaching private lessons for close to 10 years and have been an active performer for even longer, playing in all different types of groups, from rock bands and jazz groups to orchestras and brass bands. I studied music at Frostburg State University (Bachelors) and the Peabody Conservat

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Marcus
Nathan is a very talented musician
Joshua V.
Very pleasant teacher. First lesson went well. Thank you
Twila
Nathan is kind and encouraging. My son is enjoying the lessons and making progress towards playing tapas and reveille. He sounds good!! Online classes are convenient to add into a busy schedule.
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Jesse M.

102 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jesse M.

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Beginner
I'm not currently taking beginner drum students. Please refer to my studio partner Melissa:
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Intermediate
Start to learn about polyrhythms as well as developing your ears and body to play songs more accurately. Start to spice up your playing with ways that are interesting, but not intrusive.

Advanced
Really push your polyrhythms and add asymmetrical meters to your repertoire to expand your grasp of complex rhythms. Also learn to use dynamics, cymbal work, and fills to effectively communicate and lead a band without words.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with classic

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Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
Dulcenea
Super kind, patient and teaches a lot in each session!

Tyler B.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tyler B.

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Drumming is one of my greatest passion in life. I have experience playing and teaching in all settings and styles. I tailor my approach for each student and have tons of supplemental material to level up your playing in no time!

About Tyler

Hi! My name is Tyler, and I'm a great resource for drum set, guitar, piano, bass, and music theory lessons in Portland, OR. Conveniently located in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood, my studio is equipped with all the instruments and lesson material needed to provide engaging, challenging, and fun lessons

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Sterling
Patient, focused, encouraging and time efficient. He was good at keeping our youngster on task and making the experience fun. Wish he was able to take our child further with piano. I don't know how much was Tyler and how much was our child, but our kiddo learned quickly from Tyler. Thank you Tyler!
Jayne
Great lesson!
Kevin
Tyler taught me how to play the drums! He was so engaging and informative, and his teaching style allowed me to learn quickly. I had so much fun and have developed a passion for the drums. I recommend highly taking lessons from him.

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Federal Way, WA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Federal Way is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $160 per hour.
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"Murray is encouraging, humorous, and gifted as a teacher. Glad that we found him to teach a kid who tried a few instruments and nothing really clicked until now."
Esther
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"John quickly won over my son with his great personality and fun teaching style. I am impressed by how quickly Blake has improved in such a short amount of time. It's fun to see how much he looks forward to his weekly lessons. Thanks John!"
Lisa
Took Drum lessons from John S.
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"My 15-year-old son has been taking lessons from Brandon for at least 4 years. When I asked him to review Brandon, he shelved his normal sarcasm and responded with: “I don’t know, he’s Brandon. He’s a good guy. He’s patient with me and he has the knowledge and materials. He knows when to go over simple rudiments and when to relax and teach a song.” As a mom, I can’t say enough about him. He is super talented, respectful, reliable, punctual, and cool. We consider him a friend."
Amy
Took Drum lessons from Brandon T.
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"Murray has been teaching my 8 year old son for the past 4 months. He is amazing, encouraging, and makes it fun! He is very patient and kind. I would recommend him to every parent who wishes to give her child drum lessons!"
Rachel
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Can't wait to start up again!"
Mitch
Took Drum lessons from Matthew N.
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"Jeff provided a great overview for my daughter. Wonderful first lesson."
Matt
Took Drum lessons from Jeff F.
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"My son’s first lesson went really well! Mr. Charles was really accommodating - as we were running late and he patiently waited and completed our full first session. My son is already looking to his next lesson."
Kenyatta
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"Will was amazing. My son had so much fun and can't wait for next week."
Zane
Took Drum lessons from Will F.
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"My son has been taking lessons with Carmen for 5 years now. He started in second grade and through Carmen's excellent coaching, encouragement and inspiration, he has grown into a mature drummer. Carmen adjusts the lessons with a mix of rudiments and music that the student enjoys. Carmen is a talented musician in her own right and it is our honor to have such a distinguished individual to tutor our son."
Elham
Took Drum lessons from Carmen C.
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"Excellent drum teacher. Knows exactly my strengh and weakness and apply his teaching skills to right level of learning scale.
Great personality as well."
Hong
Took Drum lessons from Athan G.
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