Join us for the Seattle Drum School’s Student Showcase on Sunday, May 19th, 3:00pm in the L.A.B. Bring your friends and family! All ages concert! Cost: $5.00
Are you interested in performing in the next Student Showcase? Talk to your instructor.
Weekly DPD Update
Thank you for sticking with us (pun intended) as our adventure continues.
We met with the DPD and they told us that we are now a “B” classification, which means no sprinklers - a big relief. We will however require an engineering assessment. That will give us the information we need to address one of the cities requirements to bring our building up to code. This may require seismic testing, earthquake retrofitting, and we’re working to learn the other projects that may be necessary. The engineering firm told us today, “Our fee for the DPD Director’s Rule 7-2009 Report will be $3,000. Any subsequent meetings with DPD to negotiate scope of work will be billed hourly.” So at a minimum, the Drum School will be spending $3,000 for the assessment to tell us how much more money this will cost.
Many of you have been asking how to help and we’re overwhelmed by the support. We don’t know what’s going to be required yet, but we do know that we will be fundraising. For those of you who would like to volunteer/donate/help, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will definitely need support from our wonderful community, so get in touch and start shouting out ideas!
The Mayor’s Arts Awards nominations are due today, May 15th. If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to nominate the Seattle Drum School for the “Future Focus” award (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013-Mayors-Arts-Awards).
Thank you so much,
The Seattle Drum School
Chris Johnson Drum Clinic
The Seattle Drum School is very excited to announce a drum clinic with Chris Johnson, on Sunday, May 12 @ 2pm. Chris is one of the most sought after session and touring drummers in LA. Currently touring with Rihanna, he has also worked with Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle and Darius Rucker (of Hootie and the Blowfish fame). Tickets for this clinic are available for $5 and can be purchased in advance or at the door.
In addition to the clinic, Chris is also offering private lessons on Sunday, May 11. These lessons will be $50 for half an hour, or $75 for a full hour. There are a limited number of lessons available, so make sure to act quickly. Don't miss your chance to study with one of today's most sought after players.
Please direct any inquiries to (206) 364-8815 or send an email to email@example.com. You can also visit our Facebook page to keep up to date on more events that are coming up.
Save Seattle Drum School
Check out this interesting story about the Seattle Drum School in the Stranger!
We are grateful for any support we can get from our network of friends and families. Big thanks to Trent Moorman and the Stranger for their support!
Check out the article at http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/sound-check/Content?oid=16638149.
SDS at the World Rhythm Festival
This Sunday, four time World Scottish Snare Champion, John Scullion of Northern Ireland, performs music of his own composition with local drummers from the National Drum Corps at the World Rhythm Festival. Last seen in Seattle in February, soloing at Benaroya Hall. John will be joined by long time Scottish snare teacher and composer, Steve Roy, with Joseph Young, along with Steve Smith and Kristy Smith, owners of the Seattle Drum School.
See them at this free event on the Main Stage in Center House at the Seattle Center at 1:30pm, Sunday, April 14th 2013.
Steve Roy will be hosting a Scottish Rhythm workshop for hand drums on Saturday, April 13th at 4pm at the Center House, 4th Floor, Room C. Admission is free for all performances and workshops at the World Rhythm Festival. Come both days if you can!
Benefit Concert for Richard's Rwanda
The Seattle Drum School and the Seattle Country Day School chapter of Richard's Rwanda IMPUHWE will host a benefit concert at the Seattle Drum School’s L.A.B. today, January 26, 2013, from 7:00-9:30pm. During the evening, there will be middle school performers, music, videos, a bake sale, a raffle, and Richard's Rwanda T-Shirts for sale. All proceeds go to supporting girls' education in Rwanda.
Feet First Benefit Concert
Treat yourself or a loved one to the holiday gift of music experience and community building, January 25th at the Seattle Drum School's L.A.B.
Tickets available at http://feetfirst.brownpapertickets.com/
Latin Rhythms Drum Clinic
Seattle Drum School presents:
Latin Rhythms Drum Clinic for drum set and percussion
by Stewart Vezquez
Play Cascaras, Songo, Montuno, Cumbia, Guapango, 6/8 Afro, and more in your own music style: Rock, Jazz, Funk etc.
When: Saturday, 1/12/13 at 3:00pm
Where: Seattle Drum School Georgetown
1010 South Bailey St, Seattle WA 98108, phone: (206) 763-9700
Cost: Your donations are gratefully accepted!
SDS Faculty Trio debut performance
SDS faculty trio (Danny Godinez Band) with Igor Abuladze on bass, Steve Smith on drums and Danny Godinez on guitar will be having their debut performance on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 at 9pm at theCrocodile. Also playing will be Steve Smith’s band the 350s with Bruce Hazen (guitar) and Alan Paisley (bass).
This is an all ages show (bar with ID). Hope to see you there!
Winter Shirt Special
Seattle Drum School's screen printing Winter Special:
$199 for 40 shirts!
One color, one side print, free set up fee, $315 value!
For more details contact Nick Auckland at (206) 697-4220, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choose Monday sessions 6:00pm-7:00pm or Saturday sessions 4:00pm-5:00pm.
Seattle Drum School Rock Band Class is an amazing experience for musicians of any age and skill level (adults too!). It's their chance to unlock their creative potential, acquire rehearsal skills, and learn cooperation and teamwork. The band members will work with a full time coach who will encourage them to build their own sound and even to compose their own songs if they're interested!
The bands will be organized by age, ability and experience. Beginners must be simultaneously enrolled in private lessons. There will be hour long weekly rehearsals (students participate during the entirety of each session) with quarterly concerts at our all-ages venue, The L.A.B. Choose Monday sessions at 6:00pm or Saturday sessions at 4:00pm.
The cost for classes is $90 per month for SDS students simultaneously enrolled in private lessons and $120 for students doing just the rehearsals. Tuition is to be paid monthly in advance and is due by the 25th of the preceding month. Students can enroll at any time with tuition prorated through the end of the month.
Are you or a friend interested in playing in a rock band at the Seattle Drum School of Music?
Call us at 206.364.8815
Email us at email@example.com
Music Together - the world's most loved early childhood music program - comes to Seattle Drum School!
When: Mondays 10-10:45 am at Seattle Drum School (Georgetown Location)
Who: For kids age newborn - 5 years & their grownups
Registration & More Info: www.littlewingsmusictogether.com
Newcomers may drop in to the first class free. For details about the free drop-in policy, please contact the instructor in advance.
Classes start October 1.
About the Class:
Music Together is an internationally recognized music education program for kids age 0-5 with their parents (or other caregivers). It is designed to teach a wide range of musical concepts, scales, rhythmic patterns and genres of music, incuding a diverse selection of music from other cultures. It's educational and really fun for the kids, too!
About the Instructor:
This class is taught by Charlotte Thistle, a local singer / songwriter, guitar teacher & Mom. Charlotte holds an Associates of Music degree from Shoreline Community College and has 10 years of experience teaching guitar to ages 6 through adult. She currently teaches guitar and music theory at Dusty Strings and from her home in South Seattle. She has also toured extensively and has released two independent CDs of her original music.
For more information or to register for the class, contact Charlotte directly:
Little Wings Music Together
206 522-5950 home
206 437-2354 cell
Show your support for the Seattle Drum School by wearing your SDS t-shirt this Monday! Take a picture and share it on SDS Facebook page. The photo with the most people wearing their SDS shirt wins a limited edition SDS colored t-shirt for everyone pictured!
This Sunday, September 9th, 6pm at Club Hollywood in Shoreline is a MUST SEE Benefit Concert for the Seattle Drum School's Scholarship Fund.
Featured bands/musicians are:
Michael Shrieve and Danny Godinez
The Third Law (Igor Abuladze, Drew Locke, Travis Metcals, Bob Williams)
Banderas Rojas (Nicholas Auckland and Danny Godinez)
Steve and Kristy Smith
All Ages and suggested cover/donation is $10 Adult/$5 Student.
All proceeds go to Seattle Drum School Scholarship Fund in honor and memory of Garrett Richardson, Benjamin Hills, and John Spencer.
Certificate Program for Drummers
Join us in celebrating the graduation of the 2012 One Year Certificate Program for Drummers on Sunday, 8/26/12, 6:00pm at the L.A.B.! Show will include a short graduation ceremony and performances by students and staff. You will leave inspired! Guaranteed! Free - All Ages - Refreshments Provided
Please also consider checking out the Delta Police Pipe Band, Boston Police Pipes and Drums, and Seattle Police Pipes and Drums (taught by SDS Drum Corps instructor Steve Roy) on July 22nd, 6pm at the Seattle University, Pigott Hall. Proceeds go to charity.
Join us for the Seattle Drum School’s Student Showcase on Sunday, July 15th, 3:00pm at the L.A.B. Bring your friends and family!
All ages concert! Cost: $5.00
The L.A.B. at Seattle Drum School 12510 15th AVE NE, Seattle WA 98125
Seattle Peace Concert
This summer marks the 32nd season of the Seattle Peace Concerts. Please join us at the Gas Works Park on Sunday, June 24th for our contribution featuring:
Seattle Drum School Drum Corps, Kieran and Aidan, Steve and Kristy Smith, and the 350s.
Admission is free!
Food Bank donations gratefully accepted.
SDS Student Showcase
Join us for the Seattle Drum School’s Student Showcase on Sunday, May 20th, 3:00pm at the L.A.B. Bring your friends and family!
All ages concert! Cost: $5.00
The L.A.B. at Seattle Drum School
12510 15th AVE NE Seattle WA 98125