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Drum Lessons for all levels -- from getting started to post-rudimental

Drum lessons with David offer both private and group drum experiences. After completing his studies with the famed Brian Kirk (drummer for the Pointer Sisters, and many others) in 2004 David continued to be an active performer and began to discover another passion in life: Teaching. David’s instructional style utilizes building a vocabulary of drum rudiments and applying them to the songs that interest students most.

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Bring a notebook, pencil, recording device (phone is great), and ear plugs!

Location

At teacher's location: SoDo, Seattle, WA, USA
At student's location: Around Seattle, WA, United States
Online via webcam

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Skills:
Drums:
Jazz, Metal, Orchestral music, Pop, Rock
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Spanish
With a degree from the University of Washington in Spanish, classes range from beginner-friendly to advanced grammar. Inquire within if seeking a Spanish tutor, are preparing for a stay in a Spanish-speaking country, or are wanting to not let your Spanish get rusty.

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