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I offer lessons in:

  • Composition
  • Conga
  • Djembe
  • Jazz Drums
  • Rock Drums
  • Improvisation
  • Marimba
  • Basic Music Theory
  • Intermediate Music Theory
  • Advanced Music Theory
  • Percussion
  • Latin Percussion
  • Timpani
  • Vibraphone
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    Ed HartmanOffering private lessons in
    Edmonds, Washington
    About MeContact Me
    I teach all types of percussion including drumset, marimba, vibes, congas, hand percussion, and concert percussion. I have a great studio with live play-along (I plays keyboards), and video recording (you record your lessons!).
    My Teaching Background
    I have been teaching music for over 30 years in the Seattle area. Here's what I've been up to:
    Ed Hartman has recorded and performed with numerous bands, orchestras, dance and theatre cos including: Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel, Tickle Tune Typhoon, and Ellipsis. In the Northwest, he has become a top freelance percussionist and recording artist. As a soloist, Ed has performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in NYC. He performs as a soloist, and with his band The Olympic Marimba Band.
    Originally from Chicago, Ed received his degree in percussion from Indiana University. Ed Hartman has written articles, sheet music and books about music for Olympic Publications, and C. Alan Publications. His albums "The River", "Marimbells of "Christmas", "Wood and Metal Works", and "Northwest Passage", have received national critical acclaim. Ed's music has been heard in motion pictures including "The Blind Side" and "Scooby Doo, The Mystery Begins" (Warner Bros.), "The Cold Light of Day" (Summit Ent.), "Surviving Christmas" (Dreamworks), and "Mini's First Time" (Bold Films). His music has been heard on "Revenge" (ABC), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX), "Twas the Night", "Katie Morgan", Big Love (HBO) and "Passions" (NBC), "Let's Make a Deal" (CBS), "Doc-Block" (MSNBC), "Greek" (ABC Family) , "Emeril Green" (GREEN), "Nature", "Gourmet Adventures with Ruth" (PBS), "Channel 5 Takes Latin", "Relic Hunter" "Extreme Towns" (TRAVEL), "America Now" (Ind.), "Shalom In The Home", "Toddlers and Tiaras" , "High Stakes Sweepers"(TLC), "Amazing Wedding Cakes" (Womens Ent) and Current TV. He has scored music for T.V., radio, and even a planetarium. Ed is a YAMAHA performing artist and clinician, and endorses Mike Balter mallets.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    I have a comprehensive and universal approach to learning music. The techniques you learn on one instrument can easily be transferred to another. I have a logical approach to rhythm and coordination, and can teach anyone how to play and read any style of music.

    Rates And Availability
    I have a studio in Edmonds (all instruments), and in Wallingford/Seattle (drumset and vibes) at Creative Music Adventures. Lesson rates are $50 for 30 minutes, $60 for 45 minutes and $70 for 1 hour. I also teach through North Seattle College (at my studio, but you can get college credit).