Seattle Drum School means family…  We have had our two kids (boy – guitar; girl – bass) take lessons and do the summer camps at their North Seattle location and they are absolutely fabulous. Their instructors are able to teach from beginner to semi-pro level and have taken our kids through it all. They can teach all instruments (or at least all that they have been interested in) and types of music from rock, punk, jazz and world. But the school is more than just teaching to music, they teach to the artistry, professionalism and creation of music.

All of the instructors are awesome (they have a who’s who list) and huge shout outs go to Ari Joshua, Ben Rud, Mike Stone and Byron Vannoy that we have personally worked with (but again, they are all good) and to Nemanja and Sonja (the glue that binds!) .

And there isn’t enough to be said for the heart and soul that Steve and Kristy Smith put into their own teaching and the running of the Seattle Drum School. Your kids become their kids AND nobody takes better care of their kids than Steve and Kristy. Thank you two for all that you do for the community and thanks for the great teaching you provide for our kids…it is appreciated!

Jon S.

“Andy is a fantastic drummer, a patient and enthusiastic teacher, and a generally great guy. He has a real knack for teaching kids, keeping it fun, upbeat and positive. We love Seattle Drum School!”

Thanks again, Andy! We’ll be back soon.

–Laird & Ilsa

“I am just getting back into music after many years and Lorrie from SDS and the whole crew of teachers have not only made me welcome, they have inspired me and taught me an incredible amount, about music and more – in just a few months.”

John Zagula

“In the time I took lessons under Brad I learned more per minute than with any other teacher. Brad really cared about my learning, with always lessons that went a bit too long, and general interest in the development of my drumming. Always with the extra patience to help me on my slow days, and with a bit of sting on the days that I needed to be pushed. He helped me develop positive habits that have stuck long after I stopped seeing him. I would recommend anyone to take lessons from him very highly, to not just step up their drumming level, but to learn and forge habits that will last.”

Micah K.