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Evan W.

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Seattle, WA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English
  • Awarded Brechemin Scholarship from University of Washington
  • Teaching since 2008
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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

Hello, my name is Evan, and I’d love to teach you to play some drums! As a graduate of the University of Washington's acclaimed jazz program as well the prestigious Roosevelt High School Jazz Band, I am a professional drummer and teacher with an extensive and varied set of experiences. I began

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Jerker O.
Evan took extra time to check out some of my recordings before the lesson. Much appreciated, and it led to focusing on relevant stuff. Great first lesson!
Mason S.
He is amazing!!! My shy kiddo is feeling very confident about drumming now!!!
Drayden F.
Evan was very nice. This was the first lesson. More to come!
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David L.

8 Reviews
Seattle, WA
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Spanish, B.A. from University of Washington
  • Teaching since 2004
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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, Dy

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Martin V.
very professional-knowledgable on time and easy to work with -excellent' couldn't have been better
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.
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Jake B.

3 Reviews
Olympia, WA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Songwriting from Western Washington University
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Jake B.

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Drummer of 15+ years available for eager students of all ages and experience levels! Focuses include good posture and stick technique, improvisation, and playing to music. I'll adapt to your needs and desires so that you learn what you want to be learning. I specialize in rock, funk, and pop drumming, and have the following tools at my disposal: Roland electronic drum kit with Aux-in cable for playing along to music, drum pad, metronome. I like to teach out of the following books: Alfred's Beginning Drumset Method, Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer, and Ultimate Realistic Rock. Let's rock!

About Jake

People often tell me that I'm approachable and friendly, so that makes our lessons extra enjoyable! I have experience teaching kids in the classroom and also online. You can expect to have some fun while gaining a solid foundation in the basics and making progress towards your goals. I was bor

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Jase
Jake was extremely friendly and enthusiastic during our lesson! He was very flexible and willing to teach depending on what I was interested in, and skilled enough to give immediate examples of how to apply those skills. I would highly recommend him for Ableton lessons!
fernando
I still plan on continuing learning from Jake. He's way of teaching is very helpful for my way of learning. Very patient and won't rush anything moment of the time you're learning from him.
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Ben H.

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Starting at $42
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
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Ben H.

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Students and parents can expect a percussion lesson that is best suitable for them. Each student learns differently so I do my absolute best to adapt to them so they can grow to the best of their abilities as a musician.

About Ben

I am an experienced teacher and drummer, living in Murfreesboro, TN. I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelors of Music. Percussion students can expect to improve in areas of fundamentals, rudimental techniques, and overall growth in their ability to read music with my tea

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Fabian D.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Awarded California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition from California State Assembly
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Fabian D.

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*Learning rhythms and technique
*Playing exciting grooves and fills
*Learning to read and write drum music
*Learning any song you would like

About Fabian

My goal as a teacher is to direct my students to a more extensive use of their instrument without losing that special quality that sets each individual apart. I will help you establish a solid foundation of technique so you can meet any musical challenge squarely and with confidence. I love working

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Travis W.
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Tom
Great teacher, very patient with my son.
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Andrew W.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Communication in Mass Media from Michigan State University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Andrew W.

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If you're looking to start a band with your friends, play drums for your church, land a gig with a rock, CCM, country or pop artist, or just play along with music as a hobby, I believe I can help equip you with the tools you need to get there. If you're looking to grow as a modern rock, pop or worship drummer, I definitely believe I can help get you to those goals. I'm a hired gun drummer in Nashville and have played with bands and artists in many genres like rock, country, pop and CCM.

About Andrew

Hey! I'm a hired gun based in Nashville with a 4-year degree from a private music school in Kansas City called the Forerunner Music Academy. I spent two of those years as a performance major on drums. I've been playing drums for 20 years and have been playing professionally for the past 3 years in N

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Jacob
Andrew is very knowledgeable and very patient. He explains everything throughly. He communicates very well even after the lesson is over and he has left the house.
Ben Sechler
Andrew is a true professional and easy to learn from. He helps you set goals and consistent ways to achieve them. Two words: HUMAN METRONOME.
Kandace
I seriously cannot thank Andrew enough for what he has taught me! He is so patient, knowledgeable, and kind. He is a natural drummer through and through and his skills are truly inspiring. He’s a great guy to learn from and just be around. I feel like a total rockstar now!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Tacoma, WA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Tacoma is $68. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $130 per hour.
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"If you have been looking for a great drum teacher, Michael is your last stop! He has the ability to communicate with the students and parents and make drumming fun. His students response to him very well and enjoy going to weekly lesson.
My son started with Michael when he entered 6th grade and is now a Junior playing for Marina HS Marching Band, Drum line, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Band.
If you have the time and sit in a lesson with your children, you will soon realize that your money is well spent...not a wasted minute in that 1/2 hour lesson."
Ha
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"Kevin is great! Super chill and great to work with. Can't wait for our next lesson."
Shayne
Took Drum lessons from Kevin C.
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"Mr. Mike is fun and full of energy. My 2 boys have been learning drum from him for over a year now and they have improved a lot, and most importantly they really enjoy each session. The virtual setup and sounds system is excellent. With his vast music knowledge, kids can learn varieties of songs and benefit greatly from it."
Gunawan Family
Took Drum lessons from Michael E.
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"Fantastic!!!

My son started taking trumpet lessons with Jesse last summer, but soon confessed that he really didn't like the instrument. He asked if he could try drums. I suggested that he do that and perhaps try some guitar or keyboards also. He has stuck with drums and loves it, but also asked Jesses to help him with a vocal song he'd like to perform for his school's talent show this spring. I LOVE the fact that Jesse can help him try out so many different aspects of musicianship in his fabulous in-house studio! The first "recital"/jam session was so amazing that my 9 year old daughter asked if she could also take lessons with Jesse. Now both of my kiddos are singing, Jamming and keyboarding together, and it is so much fun.
I hated piano lessons as a kid. I was always in trouble for not practicing enough, but everything the teacher gave me to work on was so unappealing. I wanted a different music experience for my kids. I have found it with Jesse. He is so talented and inspiring. He listens to his students and gently moves them to accomplish amazing results. With his back help, even beginning students can feel like they are part of a band and really making music.
I feel so fortunate to have found Jesse and for my kids to have such a positive and well rounded musical introduction. I have even decided to take guitar lessons for myself now!
My husband had similar negative music experience as I did as a child and was very negative about my efforts to have our kids take music lessons at all until he came to the first recital/jam session at Jesse's studio. He loved it and could completely appreciate how much fun the kids were having learning how to play music in a more modern and flexible environment."
Karen
Took Drum lessons from Jesse M.
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"Garrett is very energetic and engaging. He keeps my 9 year old wanting to practice new skills and try new sounds."
Amy
Took Drum lessons from Garrett S.
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"Great first lesson! I can see myself continuing lessons with Rachel."
Romnii
Took Drum lessons from Rachel H.
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"Terrific instructor!"
Zachary
Took Drum lessons from Ryan B.
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"Rufus is an amazing instructor! He connects and encourages, with high expectations and great results. Our daughter has shown significant progress and now has the confidence to join her high school band."
Cindy
Took Drum lessons from Rufus S.
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"Awesome teacher!

Since our son started drum lessons, his progress in the past six months with Steve blows away that of his previous four years under two other teachers. Steve stresses fundamental drum skills but also encourages implementation of those skills through songs that are enjoyable, engaging, and current.

Steve has also helped our son succeed outside of just the lesson room. He gave him invaluable tips to help him shine during his Rock School gig. He instilled him with insight and confidence as he prepared to audition for his school's advanced jazz band; when we told Steve that our son was one of only two seventh grade percussionists to make the mostly eighth-grade band, he exuded such genuine pride and joy in our son's accomplishment. As parents, Steve is exactly the kind of teacher we want for our child!"
Sue
Took Drum lessons from Steven B.
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"Really helpful and comfortable to be around with you. Feels like you would learn drumming in fast"
Amna
Took Drum lessons from Danny S.
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