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David L.

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Seattle, WA
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Spanish, B.A. 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.

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Seattle, WA
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Awarded Brechemin Scholarship, UW's highest music award from University of Washington
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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
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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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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Kevin C.

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Starting at $67
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kevin C.

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Was featured on the cover of Drums Etc Magazine, have written four technique articles in Modern Drummer Magazine, taught four clinics at Musicians Institute in LA, and Five master classes at Guitar Centers in Los Angeles Also I have a jazz record playing world wide on the radio featuring my drumming and compositions!

About Kevin

Have jazz record playing all over the world featuring my drumming and original compositions. Been featured on the cover of Drums Etc magazine, and have four articles in Modern Drummer magazine on the Spivack/Wilson Technique. Have performed multiple Master Class Clinics in both Guitar Centers in

Itamar S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Hebrew
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Itamar S.

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My name is Itamar and I would love to help you become a better drummer! I have been playing the drums for past 16 years in a variety of musical configurations. I have played in venues throughout the world, including Mezzrow Jazz Club (NYC), Internationales Jazzfestival Bern (Bern Switzerland, and Beit Hamudim (Israel) among many others. I also hold a BM in drum performance from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. I work with the student to develop a lesson plan tailored to their individual interests and ensure they get as much as possible out of each lesson.

About Itamar

My name is Itamar and I would love to help you become a better drummer! I have been playing the drums for past 16 years in a variety of musical configurations. I have played in venues throughout the world, including Mezzrow Jazz Club (NYC), Internationales Jazzfestival Bern (Bern Switzerland, and B

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Mike B.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 1997
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Mike B.

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Any genre, any song. Teaching for 20 years. I tailor each lesson to the needs/goals of every student.

For beginners, I can write easy versions of your favorite songs for you, while giving you a well balanced music education.

For more advanced players, I can show you how to play almost any drum part, and show you tips on how to figure out drum parts by ear and make your own.

Since I play other instruments, I can show you how to jam to anything and sound good while having a blast!

For children, I make lessons fun and varied with learning and musical games to keep them excited and engaged.

For everyone, I can teach you the most efficient ways to learn any musical skill based on experience and leading scientific books on learning, while keeping lessons fun!

About Mike

I've studied piano and other instruments for 30 years, have been teaching music for 20, and have been a full time professional musician and music teacher for 11 years. As a musician who was raised on classical piano but has also spent his life playing in bands, jamming, and composing in several ge

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Sarah P.
Hi, Mike! I like the songs you pick for me to learn.
Max F.
Mike was awesome in my first lesson. He knew exactly how to keep pace with my progression...looking forward to #2!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Renton, WA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Renton 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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"Thank you James! I was not that good with music growing up. Drums and guitar looks so complicated and I was interested. He is very patience. I don't have good rhythm with music! After getting 1 or 2 beats right i was excited! Practice and lessons make Perfect?? I hope so! ""
Layla
Took Drum lessons from James S.
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"I have taken lessons with Mike for over 7 years, and getting into drumming has been the best thing that has happened in my life. Mike is an excellent teacher, who truly loves to teach. You feel his joy, he is never condescending, and he is never more than a couple steps away from making a silly joke.
Drums have given me a hobby to keep improving as I get older. It has given me a passion for music, both performing, and listening. It has also allowed me to have experiences I never would been able to have without learning the drums, such as playing in the Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade, winning 1st place with my high school drumline, and making lifelong friends as part of my high school's music program.
I highly encourage to take lessons with Mike. He is the best."
Derek
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Excellent teacher--highly recommended

We are so glad we found Eric! After trying (and failing) with two other drum coaches who lacked a crucial requirement--in one case, depth of knowledge, and in another case, patience--my son has been taught by Eric for three years and has become an excellent drummer. Eric is highly knowledgeable, very patient, and a great communicator. He is the best music teacher we've found (and that includes three music teachers we used for another child, who took lessons for several instruments). Eric is also very knowledgeable about several other instruments. You cannot find a better music teacher than Eric!"
Benjamin
Took Drum lessons from Eric B.
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"Passionate, motivating teacher. Gave my son a new spark to grow in his drumming first lesson! He can't wait for next week."
Vincent
Took Drum lessons from David B.
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"Our son has been taking lessons from Jeremiah for about a year and he is great. He started in 5th grade and was able to earn a spot in percussion in 6th grade. And in the second semester, he earned First Chair on Snare in Beginner Band!"
Rob
Took Drum lessons from Jeremiah L.
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"I am a singer/songwriter and I took drum lessons to help me with my songwriting and to lay down drum tracks while recording, and also work on my timing issues. The drum lessons were tailored to what I wanted and what I needed to learn. If you are a musician and don’t know how to play drums it essential
to know the different type styles and feels to create. In my opinion these lessons are priceless!"
Lionel
Took Drum lessons from Khalil H.
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"Murray did a great job interacting with my 9 year old. He has never taken lessons before and had so much fun! I was a little nervous about the online format but it was perfect. He was able to watch and copy everything Murray did and was able to see mistakes and correct my son as needed. I am very impressed with both the instructor and the format."
Gabe
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"I've been playing music in bands for 22 years. I've played with a lot of amazing drummers, but THIS guy is the best rock drummer I have EVER played with!! If you want to learn how to play the drums, Joel is your guy.

Beyond his years of experience and musical talent, Joel is also a very compassionate and patient teacher. He is truly interested in seeing his students succeed! I highly recommend this teacher to anyone who wants to improve their skill on the drums, whether beginner or advanced."
Shane
Took Drum lessons from Joel D.
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"Josh has been teaching my son the drums for over a year now and I have witnessed an amazing transformation in my son's playing ability.

Josh is always very enthusiastic. He covers drum theory and history. His level of professionalism is top notch.

We are very grateful and lucky to have Josh work with our son on becoming a drummer.

Thanks Josh!"
Eddie
Took Drum lessons from Joshua T.
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"AMAZING!

This is it! Michael C. is it! I have taught music for years and I have watched my children take music lessons for years, but I have never been so impressed as when I watch Michael C.! My son has been taking lessons with Michael C. for a few months now and without fail he is always so sad whenever Michael's lessons comes to a close. Michael C. has developed his own - (that's right his own work sheets, his own methodology, his own songs) - style of teaching that is so incredibly fun for my son, and as a parent watching I cannot stop wanting to pull out my phone to take video of every moment! My son is learning and building a foundation based on the clear fundamentals of drumming, while at the same time learning how to really control the drum set at a very high level of musicianship. What my son has learned, and how much Michael is able to motivate my son to achieve is simply unbelievable. I have never witnessed a teacher who is this concise and thorough in teaching the core fundamentals and yet so creative and fun in teaching REAL MUSICALITY! Michael C. is a must for your child or students! This guy and his teaching methods are exactly what a parent dreams for their child to experience in a drum teacher."
John
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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