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I offer lessons in:

  • Funk Drums
  • Jazz Drums
  • Rudimental Drums
  • R&B Drums
  • Rock Drums
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    Rick SpanoOffering private lessons in
    Seattle, Washington
    About MeContact Me
    Welcome to Spano Drum Studio and the Art of Drumming, where you will be taking one-on-one drum lessons with Rick Spano.

    My Teaching Background
    Rick has studied with Keith Purvis. After 8 years with Keith he played in the Highline Community College Jazz Band and the Fred Radke (former trumpeter with Harry James) Band. Rick continued his education in Edison, New Jersey with Charlie Tapp, former teacher for Buddy Rich. After that Rick returned to Seattle to study under Bill Cottic. Rick returned to active playing performing with jazz pianist Overton Berry, Larry Coryell, Diane Schuur, Bruce Phares, Art Foxall, and Lil Brown.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    You will be learning the German Grip, the French Grip and the Traditional Grip. You will also learn to apply different sticking techniques such as the Moeller Technique, the Push-Pull Technique, the Drop Bounce Technique, and the Finger Technique for both the German and French Grips. We will also work on endurance, power and speed which will help unlock the doors to different feels and styles of music such as Rock, Jazz, Latin, Funk and will help tap the creative mind in mastering the art of drumming.

    Rates And Availability

    4 ONE HOUR lessons, one lesson per week pre-paid $160

    4 HALF HOUR lessons, one lesson per week pre-paid $100

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