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I offer lessons in:

  • Conga
  • Djembe
  • Jazz Drums
  • Rock Drums
  • Marimba
  • Basic Music Theory
  • Percussion
  • Latin Percussion
  • Carnatic Percussion
     
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    Dallas MorrisOffering private lessons in
    Seattle, Washington
    About MeContact Me
    Introduction
    I am a percussionist and percussion instructor with a Master's degree in performance from one of the leading music schools in the world, the University of North Texas.

    My Teaching Background
    Qualifications include a B.M. in percussion performance, an M.M. in percussion performance, eleven years of teaching experience at levels ranging from elementary school to university level, and international performances (S. Korea, Hong Kong, China, Ghana (West Africa). Available lessons include but are not limited to the following: orchestral (snare drum, marimba, keyboard percussion instruments), drumset, world percussion instruments (djembe, doumbek, riq, beginning tabla, cajon, etc.). Also available are beginning South Indian (Karnatak) rhythm classes geared toward expanding the students concept of rhythm from a different angle.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    Contrary to the classical training norm of strict formalized instruction in one genre of music, I am an eclectic teacher offering lessons in many different styles from many different cultures. I believe that students best benefit from an instructor that makes music an enjoyable process rather than a forced obligation. Non-western, as well as western, percussion lessons are a great opportunity to get your children, or yourself, involved in music making while simultaneously furthering their conceptual notions and appreciation of cultural diversity in the globalizing world.***

    Rates And Availability
    My studio is available for lessons in Wallingford. Outcalls are available depending of mileage.
    Rates are $20 per 1/2 hour or $35 per hour. Group rates are available.