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David L.

7 Reviews
Seattle, WA
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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Brett R.

11 Reviews
Seattle, WA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Español
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • AAAS digital/analog audio engineering from Shoreline Comm. College
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Brett R.

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Wide variety of styles/genres:
e.g. Rock, Swing, Latin, etc.
Includes all snare rudiments, as well as full trap-kit exercises.
Familiarization of multiple time signatures.

About Brett

MUSIC INSTRUCTION AND ENJOYMENT OFFERED. Very enthusiastic and experienced musician available for instruction offering the following: # In-depth written music theory coupled with an equivalent of ear training and tone recognition # Introduction to performance skills with instruments

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Julie
I'm into my second month of weekly guitar lessons with Brett and can't believe how well I am playing already!! I've had some basic guitar lessons in the past but still very much a beginner. Brett knew precisely where to start and what I needed next to advance my playing, and broke it down into attainable steps. So far I've learned a good handful of strum patterns; I can finally play two songs pretty well and sing along; and I am in the rudimentary stage of learning to finger pick. Really love the fact that beautiful sounds are coming from my instrument! Highly recommend if you're ready to make the commitment to becoming a capable player.
Charlie E.
What a terrible experience. I signed up for lessons for my wife from Brett as a gift because he listed times that would work for my wife given that we have a young daughter, and have a hard time making time for lessons. Brett told us 3 days before the lesson that the time wouldn't work, then simply never showed for the rescheduled first lesson. Worse, he simply refused to do scheduling via email (he would leave voicemails and failed to return my wife's call when she called back as they were playing phone tag), and then told us he had another commitment during the slot we had supposedly reserved for him. Worse, he failed to update the site as he continually cancelled lessons and never showed up for scheduled times. I now have a huge hassle of getting a refund on the money I paid for lessons as opposed to a lovely gift for my wife. Life's too short and we're too busy for such an awful experience.
Scott P.
Great teacher for my young daughter

Brett has been a great teacher for my 5 year old daughter. She is just learning the basics of piano and Brett has been great at expanding her skill sets. She really enjoys practicing with him and actually looks forward to when he comes over every week!
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Evan W.

10 Reviews
Seattle, WA
Starting at $30
  • Bachelor of Music, cum laude, Jazz Studies from University of Washington
  • Awarded Brechemin Scholarship, UW's highest music award from University of Washington
  • Teaching since 2014
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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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Colin
Super prepared and ontime. Awesome!
Phoenix M.
Evan has knowledge, is friendly and my son has been enjoying his lessons.
Tino H.
I gave these lessons to my husband as a gift and he really enjoyed meeting Evan and is looking forward to learning more from him.

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Karen D.

28 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Karen D.

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One of my favorite instruments to teach , and definitely a fun instrument to learn, is the full Drum Set. You will love my method as it is very easy to follow. Starting with very basics of learning rhythms, within the first two lessons you will be able to play beats with a band! Study with me for over twenty years if you like and you will learn all styles of beats, polyrhythms and more.

About Karen

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

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Erika H.
Karen is an incredibly skillful teacher. She is very passionate about music and it easy to be comfortable with her. She shares her training and knowledge very clearly. The vocal exercises seem very unique and holistic for body and voice health. She is very encouraging, caring, and soul-uplifting. I feel like I have a new connection with my voice and all that is connected to using it... as an instrument and the journey is only just starting. 45 minutes went by so fast. I am looking forward to my next lessons.
Earl L.
Excellent teacher
Catherine
I thought I wanted to take viola lessons. Then I read her website and I realized that she might be able to help me get my voice back! I thought there was no hope ever. She has been extremely generous with her time, and I haven't seen her yet, but I'm not buying the viola I was planning on buying. I play cello, and piano still, but I am going to see if she can help me with my voice. She sounds incredible. I never dreamed that I could even have HOPE like this!
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Abel T.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Jazz Studies from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
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Abel T.

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Are you a complete beginner picking up sticks for the first time? Have you been playing for years but need something new to focus on? Or are you somewhere in the middle? Wherever you are on your journey I am here to help. With almost 10 years of teaching experience I have come across all levels of drummers. Whether you want to tackle a new song or learn how to play your favorite fill, I can help. Not only will you have fun in our lessons but I will help develop great technique while doing so. With my instruction my students have gone on to join their schools bands and compete for All State/Regional groups. You will learn something new every lesson, guaranteed!

About Abel

Hi! My name is Abel and I am a professional drummer. I graduated in 2013 from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University with a degree in Jazz Studies. I have taught all ages and levels for more than 9 years. Whether you are a complete beginner picking sticks up for the first time or

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Erik
I studied with Abel for 3 years as an adult student and had a great experience. He’s a very dedicated drummer and teacher, is patient and smart, and is also a cool guy to hang out with. He became a great mentor, and I wouldn’t be the drummer I am today without him!
Linda
Wonderful drum teacher! Works well with children of all ages and is incredibly patient with his students. I’ve known Abel for years and I highly recommend him for students looking to improve for their technique to compete in school bands.
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Mike B.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • Speaks English, French
  • B.Mus in Music Composition and Piano from University of British Columbia
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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 Seattle, WA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Seattle is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $134 per hour.
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$52 average
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$64 average

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"He has methodological teaching and is nice to the student."
Ian
Took Drum lessons from Jeremiah L.
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"Very patient with my daughter and excellent teacher we are so happy to have found her."
Alana
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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"Absolutely fantastic teacher - he was patient, knowledgeable, and very skilled at conveying the principles of drumming in an understandable manner for someone like me, a beginner. He also makes the lessons fun, which is the whole point of doing it!"
Doug
Took Drum lessons from Murray P.
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"Truly the most talented drummer I've ever had the pleasure to witness and work with. Brian continues to astonish me with his ability to take the complicated and make it practical and simple. Words cannot possibly describe the gift the gods have blessed this man with...not only have my drumming skills increased but my inner knowledge of life has been blessed. I would pay for your first lesson because I know you will not be let down, Brian is an ironclad guarantee!!"
Tim
Took Drum lessons from Brian R.
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"My son had his first drum lesson with Charles and he was very impressed. He thought Charles was very patient and did a great job of explaining everything. He is very much looking forward to his next lesson. Would definitely recommend Charles to anyone."
Anthony
Took Drum lessons from Charles S.
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"Michael has been teaching drums to my 6-year-old son for the past 5 months. He has been really great to work with. My son loves going to his lessons, where he always has fun. Michael's demeanor is perfect for my son, keeping the lesson light and breezy in tone, but making sure he is always learning proper technique and advancing his skills.

Michael is very flexible, always working with us to adjust the schedule when needed. We rented drums at first (which we were able to do through Michael - I asked, he provided; no pressure sales), but when we were ready to purchase, he helped us find the right set. Michael even helped us get a reduced price through a local music store.

I can't say enough good things about our experience with Michael. The best testimony that I can give is that my son loves to practice his drums every day, without having to be asked!"
Rich
Took Drum lessons from Michael J.
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"She learned so such and had fun"
Rosemary
Took Drum lessons from Joe M.
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"Fanstastic teacher for my 7-year-old little drummer!

We originally chose Jesse because we found out he could teach just about any instrument and my 7-year-old son wasn't sure about what he wanted to play. On the first class he tried the drums, and he never wanted to let it go. My son is a particularly challenging student because he is highly distractible, and Jesse was extremely patient and very organized/methodic with him, and therefore able to keep him on track. My husband plays in a band, and we both think Jesse is a super talented teacher who offers lessons with a great balance between fun and actual learning of good musical habits. In less that a month my son was feeling confident enough to play in front of the camera and send family members video samples of his new drummer self! We couldn't be happier."
Renata
Took Drum lessons from Jesse M.
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"He has taught me rudiments and how to play on a practice drum pad and it was a great experience."
Stephanie
Took Drum lessons from Jacarey J.
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"Josh has been an great instructor and motivational figure for our 11 year old. My son says "he is cool!". I highly recommend Josh for both his expertise and fantastic personality."
Eddie
Took Drum lessons from Joshua T.
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Drum Lessons in Seattle: Musical Inspiration in the Pacific Northwest

By Trent L. - Seattle Drum Teacher

Hello, thrill seekers! My name is Trent L., and I teach and play drums all over the greater Seattle area, and beyond! Seattle is a great place to be a musician. We have so many resources and opportunities to play around here; you will love taking drum lessons in Seattle.

One of my favorite places is the Donn Bennett Drum Studio (www.bennettdrums.com). First of all, Donn is a great guy and a fantastic drummer. He has built this incredible drum shop, and when you go there, it kind of feels like the pearly gates have blasted open and sucked you right in. Sure, it’s a drum shop with anything a drummer might need or want, but there are a few things that really make this place special.

If you visit the shop, you may even run into a famous drummer! This is where many professional drummers shop. Not to name drop, but I’ve seen Steve Smith, Michael Derosier, Alan White, and Michael Shrieve at the shop. I’m sure there have been many other famous drummers that I didn’t recognize.

Another fun thing about Donn’s Shop is that it’s also a drum museum. There are drums from some of the greatest drummers in history; you won’t believe your eyes! There are kits that were once owned by Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Ringo Starr (still a customer to this day), Dave Grohl, Alan White, and Keith Moon. Make sure you check out this one-of-a-kind place; everyone who works there is a drummer and—no matter your skill level—you will always feel right at home.

I mentioned Donn was a great guy, and one of the things that makes him so great is the annual event he puts on for drummers. It’s called Woodstick, and it’s an attempt to set the world record for the most drummers playing the same song at the same time. More than five hundred drummers participate in this awesome event, and it’s always a blast. There are celebrity drummers, clinics, and prizes. All of this fun and wackiness is an added bonus to the real purpose of the event; to raise money for charity.

Looking for even more drum fun in Seattle? There are also two major music festivals every year. The Northwest Folklife Festival is a three-day event on Memorial Day weekend. It’s a fun, unique celebration of the folk, cultural, and ethnic traditions of the Pacific Northwest. This is a hand drummer’s paradise. Drum circles break out everywhere, and you’re encouraged to join in. If you don’t know what you’re doing, someone will help you out.

Another event you don’t want to miss is Bumbershoot, Seattle’s largest music festival, on Labor Day weekend. There are performances from veteran musical acts, as well as young, up-and-coming bands who are trying to build their following.

I am really proud to be a musician from Seattle, not just because of the famous bands that everyone knows, but also for the lesser-known musicians who have come from the area like Bing Crosby, Jimi Hendrix, Quincy Jones, Kenny G., and Allen Stone. Then there are the people who have moved here like Dave Matthews, Steve Miller, and John Popper. As you can see, we live in a great place for aspiring musicians.

Thanks for letting me share a few of the things that make drumming in the greater Seattle area such a rewarding experience.

Best wishes to you, and practice with a purpose.

  • Trent L.

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