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    Scott WattsOffering private lessons in
    Bellingahm, Washington
    About MeContact Me
    I have been banging on things since I was about 5 years old. I started playing the snare drum in the 5th grade and throughout my High school years all the while playing drum kit in local bands with friends.
    After High School I continued playing the drums and traveling and touring with my band. Later I started a career in the health care field. Combining both my career and my love of music I studied music therapy at OUZ in Ohio.
    I moved to Bellingham Washington in 1997. I opened a drum shop (DSW Drums) in 2001-2007 I have been playing drums for about 30 some years and I have been teaching for about 17 yrs. Today I own a music store where I continue to teach and I play with my cover band on the weekends.

    My Teaching Background
    I have been teaching drums for the past 17 years. I have taught many many students. Many of my past students have graduated college and still play drums today. I studied music at OUZ in Ohio 1994-1996

    My Teaching Philosophy
    My approach to teaching is very relaxed and fun. I like to build a comfortable relationship with the student first and let the student get comfortable with the drums. The sounds, the feel etc..If the student is new to taking music lessons I don't jump into the fundamentals and reading music charts right away. This can scare a lot of people away from wanting to learn an instrument. I know it scared me when I had my first lesson. Until I found out how fun it can be...:-)
    I offer basic music theory. Reading and writing of charts. Ear training, learning to play along to music.

    Rates And Availability
    I teach out of my music store. I have a nice comfortable teaching studio with 2 drum sets for teacher, student. I offer printed sheet music. I also offer recorded material upon request. There is a waiting area for parents. WiFi a off street parking lot.
    Sometimes it is possible to come to a students home for extra fees and depending on scheduling. Lessons are 1 day a week for 30 min. for 4 weeks Cost is $100.00 per Month 45 min. and 1 HR. lessons also available for extra fees