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Kevin W.

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Everett, WA
Starting at $40
  • Music Education (BM) from Cal Poly, Pomona
  • Awarded Department Award - Performing Arts from Kamiak High School
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Kevin W.

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I teach drum set and marching percussion, teaching for four years. I teach both tenor and snare drum for marching.

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

Drum set students should expect to learn the basics of technique and drum set-up. From there, lessons are tailored to the individual student, specifically what genres they are interested in. For beginners, I use "The Best Beginner Drum Book" by Drumeo.

Marching percussion students learn a heavier emphasis on technique, constantly being implemented into lessons. Students learn a variety of musical pieces and see technical and musical growth through each piece.

About Kevin

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), an

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Jack
Amazing tenor teacher, he tought me many technical skills and techniques i’ll need for showband and marching down the line!
Sion
Very fun and cool dude. Learned a lot from him.
Brian
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.
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Evan W.

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Seattle, WA
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Brechemin Scholarship, UW's highest music award from University of Washington
  • Bachelor of Music, cum laude, Jazz Studies from University of Washington
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Matthew H.

121 Reviews
Lake Stevens, WA
Starting at $24
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Matthew H.

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Beginning to Intermediate Drum lessons and beats that are actually used in today's and yesteryear's "hit songs".

It's no secret, drums is the backbone or "foundation" to any hit song.

I break down drumming to its most basic rudiments so that you will grow by leaps and bounds instead of just crawling along.

You have to walk before you can run so getting it right initially is very important to moving forward and getting you playing your favorite songs quickly and accurately..

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Steven Jones
Learned piano, harmonica & guitar... Matthew is a wonderful teacher!
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Kevan
Matthew is a very good teacher. He has spent a lot of time to teach me the theory of music so I can understand how the harmonica fits in as a musical instrument.

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Alexa B.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Alexa B.

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I've been teaching drums to students of all ages since 2004. I'm available for lessons at my home studio or your house, and I'm great with kids, however I ask that your child is at least 6 years old. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play basic drum beats and play along to some of your favorite songs. At the same time, we'll work on good drumming technique, note reading, developing good timing, and more. I'm a very patient and positive teacher and would be excited to hear from you! I pride myself on having long-term student retention. :)

About Alexa

Hi, there! My name is Alexa and I would be excited to be your drum teacher. I've been teaching private lessons since 2004 and have helped 100+ students become better drummers. I strive to make my lessons fun yet productive. If you are a beginner, you'll learn all the foundations for good drumming s

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Erin
I had a lovely first lesson with Alexa! She was patient, encouraging, and fun. By the end of the lesson, I learned something new, knew what I needed to practice, and was excited to go back for another lesson.
Yasmin
WOW! My nephew was so inspired and excited after his first drum lesson with Alexa! She is so professional and knowledgeable ... and made the lesson so much fun! I wholeheartedly recommend her!
Fred
I was a beginner drummer looking to learn a new skill. Alexa was a patient and extremely talented teacher. I looked at many different individuals before choosing her. I was trying to find someone who was educated in music through formal schooling (To have a strong background in the fundamentals who could actually teach me as an absolute novice) as well as someone that is currently performing (who Rocks !). I have seen her perform a number of times and she is truly talented.
I felt so comfortable with her as a teacher (and a person) I also had her teach my youngest son (who was 11 at the time).
She never missed an appointment, and was always on time (very important for a drummer)

Lee M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Percussion from Brown University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lee M.

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My band NRG fortunate to land song "Instruments Of Destruction" on 1986 Transformer The Movie with 12M DvDs, 1M Soundtracks & our song I.O.D. has 4M YouTube .

I self produce a 4 disc Drum School Catalog featuring 6 world drummers with over 50 Million credits on records & dvds sold world wide and teach you their individual styles & experiences. Our Drum School is "Taking it to the Next Level" 2020

About Lee

My name is Lee Mangano drummer band NRG song "Instruments Of Destruction" appears on the original 1986 animated Transformers The Movie that featured Orson Welles, Leonard Nemoy, Judd Nelson etc,,,and on the soundtrack Vince DeCola, Stan Bush , Weird Al Yankavich and still today TF Live series is in

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Daniel R.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • B.M. Studio Music/Jazz Performance (Drum Set) from University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Teaching since 2012
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Daniel R.

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My lessons are both fun and educational, with flexibility to honor each student's needs and goals. During my time as a drummer, I have had the pleasure of studying music with Dr. Richard Ripani, Eddie Bell, and renowned big band drummer Duffy Jackson in Nashville, TN. I graduated in May 2017 with a degree in Studio Music/Jazz Performance at UT Knoxville, studying with Professor Keith Brown. I want to pass on all the knowledge I gained from them to you! See you soon!

About Daniel

Hey there! My name is Daniel and I am a local drummer and private teacher recently graduated from UT Knoxville, having studied with Prof. Keith Brown. In May 2017, I earned a BM in Studio Music/Jazz Performance (drum set) and a minor in music business. I started teaching kids ages 7-14 when I was a

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Travis N.
Daniel is a really good teacher my son loves his teaching! Highly recommend.
Shayla
Daniel was an awesome instructor. My son loved playing the drums wth Daniel and progressed significantly in his skill level. Unfortunately, we have to discontinue lessons because Daniel is relocating.
Damien
First lesson was tonight, with my 3yr old son. His attention span was 20 minutes max, but Daniel was very patient with him!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Kirkland, WA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Kirkland 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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"Passionate about teaching Drums!

My child was pretty new to drums and has advanced so far under the direction of Tom. He also has been a great support to bring him up to speed along with introducing him to new music and broaden his musical talents. I highly recommend Tom if you are looking for a teacher that's patient, offers fantastic lessons and is passionate about the instrument!"
Jeni
Took Drum lessons from Thomas A.
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"Rene is a fantastic teacher! Always patient and great with my 9 year old. He understands my child and always goes the extra mile. Rene is an excellent teacher."
Roxy
Took Drum lessons from Rene T.
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"Very very understanding and had a great way of teaching each lesson. Also, friendly and very supportive!"
Javen
Took Drum lessons from Mariano L.
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"Brent has been providing in-home drum and piano lessons to my son, age 13, over the last year. He is a skilled and patient music instructor. My son has really improved under Brent's guidance, particularly with respect to technique and timing. I also really appreciate his flexibility with scheduling lessons."
Leora
Took Drum lessons from Brent E.
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"We're really excited to be taking lessons from Rom. He is laid back yet knowledgeable and has a gift for being able to make the absolute beginner feel confident and inspired to learn."
Luke
Took Drum lessons from Rom G.
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"My son was very impressed, asked why we had been taking drum lessons from his local instructor for so long. He was reticent before the lesson saying that he wasn't sure that our internet connection would be good enough, saying that he wasn't sure we could really do a lesson online instead of face to face. He came out of his room after the lesson and said he loved it, and that it worked really well, that our connection was just fine, and that he could hear everything on both sides. He was very happy with the result. He is really happy to have a clear goal of playing snare on the drum line in marching band, and he's very happy about having an instructor who can really help him to get there. Great experience so far!"
Jules
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Excellent Teacher

Mike is a great Drum instructor. I am a beginner and felt he did a great job with my skill level. He has a lesson plan but is very flexible in learning the style of music you want to hear. He helps you achieve the goal you have with drums whether it is to be in a band or just for a hobby.

Lessons are fun and detailed without being boring."
Stefan
Took Drum lessons from Mike M.
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"Super prepared and ontime. Awesome!"
Colin
Took Drum lessons from Evan W.
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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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"overall, a very understanding and communicative intrustor.

The instructor is very kind and he will try to make the environment as comfortable as possible for you to practice. Also, he is very patient with his students and will make the student understand more about the music lesson taken."
Alexandra
Took Drum lessons from Xavier V.
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