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I offer lessons in:

  • Drums
  • Jazz Drums
  • Rock Drums
  • Funk Drums
  • R&B Drums
  • Rudimental Drums
  • Improvisation
  • Percussion

    I also have these skills:

    • Audio Engineering
    • Audio Production
    • Music History
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    Ed MaysOffering private lessons in
    Seattle, Washington
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    Drum Lessons with Ed Mays

    I began teaching drums in the mid 90s at Center Stage Music in Renton Washington and eventually expanded to Cedar Heights MS in the Kent School District and taught for 3 years at Lakota MS in Federal Way. I taught at the Kennelly Keys stores in Seattle and Bellevue for many years as well as the Donn Bennett Drum Shop.

    If you or your child are interested in studying drums with me and you live in the greater Seattle area. I now teach at the A Sharp Music Company in Renton, at my home in North Seattle, as well as Eckstein MS and Roosevelt HS in the Seattle School District.

    Emphasis is on rudimental development as applied to snare drum and drum set. Students can develop a basic understanding of all styles including rock, jazz & bebop, blues, funk, and Latin and learn reading skills, groove lock, and improvisation skills in the process. Advanced students will learn several approaches to 4-way independent coordination as well as linear coordination techniques. Us drummers love to play drums. Be prepared to practice every day and have a great time!

    The going rate is 120 a month, includes 4 half hour lessons. I'm available weekdays.
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