For a reference guide to my policies, download the PDF below.
Music is fun, so why should music lessons be any different? When I teach, we start with the basics and move our way up through a core program of skills, techniques, and songs. Mean while, we can learn songs that the students want to learn and work on goals that students themselves set, (such as getting in a band or playing a certain song). This keeps music lessons enjoyable and also keeps them from getting stagnant. Each lesson changes based on what the student wants (within reason of course).
I teach all-ages. I have taught from ages 4 to adults in their 80s. Anyone can learn to play an instrument! That being said, drums are very hard to teach before age 8, and most students that haven't been in kindergarten have a difficult time being able to focus for a whole half hour.
Many adults seem to think that learning a new instrument is only for the kids, however, it's never to late to learn a new instrument. I have adults who after some time in lessons now perform in rock bands or play beautiful classical music. Currently about a quarter of all my students are adults.
Lessons are taught at my home studio in Ballard.
Weekly 30 minute lessons (per month) - $140
Weekly 45 minute lessons (per month) - $200
Weekly 60 minute lessons (per month) - $250
Single Lessons - $50 per half hour
Drumset and Percussion
Rock and Funk
Orchestral and/or Marching Band
Jazz and Latin
Hand drums and World Rhythms
Theory and Composition