Private Drum Lessons

I am currently accepting students in Washington's Island and Skagit Counties, as well as via Skype or Google Hangout for those students living further away or in another country.  If you're interested and have any questions, please contact me here.  I look forward to hearing from you soon! 

For Band and Orchestra Teachers

Could you use a hand with your percussion section?  I can cover a number of popular topics, such as:

  • Musicality, timing, and awareness of ensemble and individual sound
  • Rudimental playing
  • Ideas and concepts for Drumline
  • Individual and ensemble mallet repertoire and technique
  • Tasteful drumming on the kit - styles, genres, and feels
  • Composition and intelligent improvisation 
Or perhaps your entire band or orchestra could use a fresh perspective or some added encouragement, beginning with topics such as:
  • Developing smart practice habits
  • Performing with confidence and flair
  • The secret of setting and achieving great goals 

I've been privileged to conduct many clinics, masterclasses, and coaching sessions during the past decade, both before and since joining the Vic Firth National Education Team.  I would love to come work with you and your program!  I live in Washington and primarily serve the greater North Puget Sound area, but if you live and teach elsewhere I may still be able to come work with you.  If I can schedule enough clinics, coaching sessions, performances, even private lessons, at several of your local schools (and possibly stores, churches, or community centers), to more than offset my travel costs, I'll be there!

Contact Info

Please contact me at:

Phone: (360) 279-0809
E-mail: kit [at]

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 13 April 2017 21:28 )