Steve Smith has loved performing since he took the stage as a kid in green-and-orange-striped bell-bottoms, a Nehru jacket, Apache scarf tie, and Beatle boots. “I was the rock star in my elementary school talent show,” recalls Smith, an accomplished drummer and founder of the Seattle Drum School.
Now, he and his singer/songwriter wife, Kristy, thrive on helping other aspiring musicians perfect their craft through their music school, one of the largest in the Northwest. Here, students of all ages (from age 3 through adults) and abilities can learn to play a wide range of instruments, including drums, guitar, bass and saxophone, as well take vocal lessons and learn to DJ. They even have “Rock Band” classes and camps where musicians are grouped into bands and learn rehearsal skills, teamwork, and how to compose original music. Every other month, students perform solos or in bands and ensembles in showcases at the school’s 60-seat Georgetown venue, the S.L.A.B.
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