Founded in 1986, the Seattle Drum School has established itself as the premier community music school for drumset, guitar, bass, voice, piano, horns, and musical studies in the Northwest. From beginners through professionals, we offer affordable private and group instruction for people of all ages and skill levels.

Now enrolling for Contemporary Band Camps in Georgetown!

From Instructor Chris CD Littlefield (click for profile): “There’s still space to sign your student up and have them come play some Funk, Jazz & whatever else we can think of. Last year was a blast and this year is shaping up to be even more fun. So sign up while there’s still time!” Engaging, encouraging, collaborative, rewarding and fun!We will be exploring various styles of music such as Pop, Hip-Hop, Funk, Jazz, World beat & Classical. In addition, the ensemble will have the opportunity to perform both original and learned material in a final performance. Contemporary Band Camp for…

May 20, 2023

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Ableton Production Summer Camp in Georgetown! Jul 31- Aug 4

Ever wanted to learn how to create and produce your own song? Well, we’ve got the answer! #SeattleDrumSchool Georgetown is now offering its 1st Music Production Summer Camp, July 31st- August 4th. Led by accomplished instructor & musician (+ Canadian Boss Loop Champion 2011) “Papa Josh” Surheinrich, students will be shown the fundamental ins and outs of using #Ableton Live, one of today’s top D.A.W. software [Digital Audio Workstation]. In this camp, students will explore: * Beat making & looping * Creating their own track/composition * Learn fundamental music production skills * Cultivate their own personal musical style * Live…

May 8, 2023

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Multi Grammy winning artist Brandi Carlile was at #seattledrumschool!

Multi Grammy winning artist Brandi Carlile was at #seattledrumschool!She was supporting her young family members and their SmallTown Strings band for their first Veeps livestream! From The Lab at 1010 – Seattle Drum School Georgetown. Turns out that both Steve Smith and Kristy Smith have connections to Brandi, so we were lucky to capture this moment of them together. The band was incredible, kicking off their first national tour. The Livestream is still available at veeps.com for the next couple of days, and we will be posting some clips as well. #allthecoolkids#grammywinner#brandicarlile#veeps#musicliveshere#seattle#pnw#livemusic#familyband#youngmusicians

March 28, 2023

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New Class! “Musical World for Littles”

New Class! “Musical World for Littles” 8 weeks of Group Instruction for 4-6 year olds Instructor Ava Chakravarti Songs and circle time to explore – percussions – guitar – bass – keyboards – drums – singing while playing with others. TUESDAYS 11am-12pm Starting April 4, 2023 Tuition: Seattle Drum School of Music 12729 Lake City Way NE, Seattle WA 98125 206-364-8815 seattledrumschool.com

March 13, 2023

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  • Now enrolling for Contemporary Band Camps in Georgetown!
    From Instructor Chris CD Littlefield (click for profile): “There’s still space to sign your student up and have them come play some Funk, Jazz & whatever else we can think of. Last year was a blast and this year is shaping up to be even more fun. So sign up while there’s still time!” Engaging, encouraging, collaborative, rewarding and fun!We will be exploring various styles of music such as Pop, Hip-Hop, Funk, Jazz, World beat & Classical. In addition, the ensemble will have the opportunity to perform both original and learned material in a final performance. Contemporary Band Camp for…
  • Ableton Production Summer Camp in Georgetown! Jul 31- Aug 4
    Ever wanted to learn how to create and produce your own song? Well, we’ve got the answer! #SeattleDrumSchool Georgetown is now offering its 1st Music Production Summer Camp, July 31st- August 4th. Led by accomplished instructor & musician (+ Canadian Boss Loop Champion 2011) “Papa Josh” Surheinrich, students will be shown the fundamental ins and outs of using #Ableton Live, one of today’s top D.A.W. software [Digital Audio Workstation]. In this camp, students will explore: * Beat making & looping * Creating their own track/composition * Learn fundamental music production skills * Cultivate their own personal musical style * Live…
  • Summer Music Camps 2023 at Seattle Drum School of Music, Lake City & Georgetown!
  • Acoustic Or Electric Drums? What Should I buy?
    In the day and age of modern city dwelling, it’s oftentimes a challenge to be able to get a set of drums and bang away til your heart’s content. Usually that “expression session” can be interrupted by a different sort of banging; that of an angry neighbor or even the local police department! We don’t want that in our lives and so the debacle rages as to “how to play drums and not anger the locals”. Hopefully I can shed some light on the situation. Drums, by nature are LOUD. That’s what they’re meant to be. There’s an allure that…
  • Multi Grammy winning artist Brandi Carlile was at #seattledrumschool!
    Multi Grammy winning artist Brandi Carlile was at #seattledrumschool!She was supporting her young family members and their SmallTown Strings band for their first Veeps livestream! From The Lab at 1010 – Seattle Drum School Georgetown. Turns out that both Steve Smith and Kristy Smith have connections to Brandi, so we were lucky to capture this moment of them together. The band was incredible, kicking off their first national tour. The Livestream is still available at veeps.com for the next couple of days, and we will be posting some clips as well. #allthecoolkids#grammywinner#brandicarlile#veeps#musicliveshere#seattle#pnw#livemusic#familyband#youngmusicians

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Seattle, WA. 98125
(206) 364-8815

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Georgetown/ The Lab @1010

1010 S. Bailey Street
Seattle, WA. 98108
(206) 763-9700

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