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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
  • 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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Emerson W.

8 Reviews
Seattle, WA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Danielle Salyer Memorial Scholarship from Pierce College
  • Associates of Arts in Performance (Drums) from Musician's Institute
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Emerson W.

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I want to make sure my students have a good time learning drums but I also want to make sure they learn a lot..! I always make sure to ask my students what they want to learn and what their favorite music is... after that, I figure out what type of lessons to plan out.

About Emerson

Thanks so much for your interest in starting music lessons with me. I’m so excited to share my passion for music with you! As Lao Tzu said: “Music in the soul can be heard by the universe." Lesson details: My main goal as a teacher is to help my students reach their goals. If my student wa

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Rob S.
Emerson is awesome! The first lesson was great and I look forward to working with him on improving my guitar technique.
Eoghan
Emerson is super patient and a great teacher!
Marla Robbins
I enjoyed the learning process; I just hope my short fingers will stretch & curve in order to play the strings properly!
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David L.

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

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • 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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Jeremiah D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $48
  • Teaching since 2020
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 to 18
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Jeremiah D.

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Hi, I'm Jeremiah! I've been playing drums/percussion since I was 11 years old. I'm 23 now with a BM in Percussion Performance and I love playing all types of music! Currently I:
• gig with local artists that come from a range of genres: from jazz to pop to rock to folk
• also have experience playing percussion in symphony orchestras/concert bands
• have also held the drum/percussion seat for 14 different musicals
If any or all of those areas are of interest to you, I'd love to see if we'd make a good match! Lessons would be catered to the goals of each student. I'm super excited to share what I've learned (and am still learning) with beginning/intermediate students that love the thrill and challenge that comes from performing live music, no matter what form that takes.

About Jeremiah

Hi! I'm a freelance drummer/percussionist based in Chicagoland. In the spring of 2019, I graduated from Coe College with a Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance. These days, I'm very happy to have the opportunity to play drums with various artists that span a multitude of genres: D

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Lucas G.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $29
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lucas G.

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Looking for an experienced teacher to help you stay focused, motivated and improving in your drumming? I hope to be that teacher! I have multiple music degrees, a long performance resume, and 13 years of teaching experience. I’ve taught everyone from 4-year-olds to college music majors and adults, so I have the insight and background to help you succeed on drums no matter where you're starting from.

I take pride in offering carefully-planned, focused, and goal-oriented lessons and following them up with custom-made practice plans. In my lessons, I like to balance a focus on drumming fundamentals (technique, rhythm reading, time-keeping) with the flexibility to explore the student's own interests, whether that be learning a specific song, preparing a part for school band, or trying to figure out what the drummer's doing in an inspiring video you found online!

I consider myself a perpetual student, and am always searching for new resources and ideas to pass along to my students. ...

About Lucas

I'm Lucas, a professional drummer and educator in Chicago. I'm passionate about playing music and am so grateful that I get to make a living doing what I love. I play drum set with Blue Man Group, I regularly perform at the top jazz clubs in Chicago, and I've toured the country with indie bands. I'

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Candice
My high school son has taken lessons from Lucas Gillan for the past three years and has grown musically under his instruction. Lucas brings much expertise and motivation to each lesson, I highly recommend Lucas for percussion lessons!
Megan
Lucas rocks! He was my daughters teacher for an amazing 5 years. She learned so much from him. From rock, jazz, tenor drum in high school marching band, to snare drum in a famous Chicago bagpipe band. He’s very patient and very gifted. We miss having him in our home, felt like a family member.
Riley
I really appreciated having Lucas as a drum teacher. He is skilled in adapting to the needs of the student and setting specific goals to achieve those needs. He also teaches how to practice effectively and ways to vary practicing routines to approach different skills of drumming (ex. listening exercises, transcription, improving feel of a grove, etc.). Lastly, he is a great person to interact with and encourages you no matter where you are at in your drumming career. Highly recommend if you need a drum teacher!

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Average Cost of Drum Lessons in Tacoma, WA

The average cost of 60-minute drum lessons in Tacoma 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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$39 average
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$53 average
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$65 average

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"Great Experience

From the first lesson, Andrew has been a consummate professional. Each lesson he brings in something new, while making sure that everything we've covered in the past is still ingrained through repetition. Having Andrew as an instructor has opened my eyes to the many facets of drumming, and I have taken skills/techniques with me that will last forever. The feedback does not stop after each lesson, Andrew is available all the time for any questions I may have during the week if I am stumped while practicing. His schedule is flexible with mine, and he is willing to bring in music that I want to personally learn. The lessons are the right balance of fun and teaching, and his studio promotes a learning environment that is not intimidating to let loose if you're a beginner like me.

I'd recommend Andrew to anyone looking to expand their skill set, the lessons have been a great experience."
Matt
Took Drum lessons from Andrew T.
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"Carmen has been working with our son, Ryan, for about two years now. I feel you would be hard-pressed to find a better instructor. Carmen has an exceptional ability to read your child and form a caring and personal relationship with them. Our son looks forward to each lesson, is a happy drum student, and it shows in his progress!"
Eric
Took Drum lessons from Carmen C.
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"Tracy was wonderful! Very knowledgeable, warm, patient, and we’re looking forward to the next lesson!"
Lily
Took Drum lessons from Tracy D.
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"Very fun and cool dude. Learned a lot from him."
Sion
Took Drum lessons from Kevin W.
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"Thor really knows what he’s talking about! He has a solid footing in rock, jazz, Latin, and many other settings and his compositional skills and musicianship really back up his expertise as a drummer. I took lessons from Thor for three years while I was in high school and now I study jazz drums at Elmhurst College. Looking back, Thor was definitely my favorite teacher. He brings an enthusiasm and friendly demeanor to each and every lesson and I couldn’t think of a better teacher for a beginner/intermediate drummer."
Tommy
Took Drum lessons from Thor B.
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"I recently bought a drum set to starting how to play but coming from no experience I had no idea what I was doing. I felt sloppy and uncoordinated so I decided to try and find a teacher that can meet my schedule/expectations. That is when I stumbled upon Eric Ferrer’s profile. The lessons were soooooo Simplistic 😌 he really gave me peace of mind. Eric Broke the process into its barebones and revealed how simple it is to learn drums. I love my new teacher, he has the best patience, attitude, and commitment to you the student and the lesson."
John M.
Took Drum lessons from Eric F.
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"Kevin worked with me on drums for a few months and was incredibly patient with me as he helped breakdown songs bit by bit, was super encouraging along the way, and extremely fun to be around. I couldn't recommend him enough!!"
Eric
Took Drum lessons from Kevin C.
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"Really enjoying it. He's very enthusiastic"
Luis
Took Drum lessons from Michael C.
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"friendly ,clear, motivating instruction. Joe was exactly what we were looking for as a drum teacher for our daughter. She loved it."
Marna
Took Drum lessons from Joe M.
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"Francisco is such a great teacher. He tailors his lessons to your needs and challenges you just enough. I took lessons with him for about 8 months, which ended when he moved to the west coast. Otherwise I would still be with him. But he taught me so much and still checks in to make sure I'm sticking with it months after our sessions have ended. He genuinely cares about his students and their love of music and he enjoys teaching and motivating others to play. I highly recommend Francisco as a teacher as he will get you where you want to be."
Molly
Took Drum lessons from Francisco P.
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