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    John AvingerOffering private lessons in
    Seattle, Washington
    About MeContact Me
    I was born in 1947 to a family of teachers. My 90 year old mother believes that everyone in our family are born teachers. I believe her.

    My Teaching Background
    I have a Master's Degree ( in English, but a Master's nevertheless). I have taught workshops for public school music teachers over the years, studied with many great players and teachers, directed the kids performing drumming group "Drums and Roses", produced the World Rhythm Festival for 12 years, performed at the World Rhythm Festival and many other drum events.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    I believe that everyone can do it, whether they think so or not. I use words and body percussion to help get the rhythm we are working on. I am a trained musician, so I understand how everything fits together and attempt to help everyone learn what to listen for. We want to find the feeling of the music as will as the organization.

    Rates And Availability
    I teach at Music Center of the Northwest, a non profit community music school. I teach primarily group classes which usually cost 160.00 for a ten week course. I also teach workshops (for example there will be a junk percussion workshop on 6/26.