TEACHERS

Online scheduling coming soon!

To book a lesson, call (425)-502-7029

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Chase Culp

Drums/Mallet Percussion/Piano

Bio coming soon!

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Chris Hankins

Drums

Bio coming soon!

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Cole Paramore

Drums

Cole has been teaching drums for over 12 years and has studied with some of the world's top professionals including Mike Johnston, Mark Guiliana, Robert "Sput" Searight, JP Bouvet, and more. 

Cole is happy to work all skill levels and all ages, and is comfortable teaching rock, pop, funk, hip-hop, R&B, fusion, jazz, and rudimental drumming.

Cole's book, The Sixteen Paradiddles, is also available in the shop!

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Conrad Ormsby

Drums

Conrad has been playing drums and hand percussion for over 40 years both professionally and recreationally. Conrad is a certified musical instructor and has been teaching music for over thirty years. 

 

Conrad is a strong believer that everyone should be able to have a life of music. That's why he became a teacher. Whether you're just a beginner or an advanced student needing guidance, let's explore music together! 

 

Conrad offers both in-person and online subscription-based private lessons, separated by skill level, for everything drums and percussion. If you're unsure about which level is appropriate for you, please feel free to reach out and we can discuss your goals with drums.

 

Conrad regularly studies with some of the world's top drummers.

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Ben Smith

Drums

Ben spent high school in Seattle, playing locally, then moved to NY and worked with Phoebe Snow, the musicians of the Conan O’Brien band, and with many of artists in a variety of styles.

Ben has performed and/or recorded with: Heart, Ann and Nancy Wilson, Taj Mahal, Cyndi Lauper, Lovemongers, Walt Wagner Trio, LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends, GE Smith, Pete Droge, Arlie Neskahi, Mike McCready, Don Gilmore, Tracy Nelson, Shawn Smith, Liv Warfield, Ryan Waters, BoyMeetsGirl, Deniece Williams, Peter Frampton, P.F. Sloan, Cornelius Bumpus, Danny O'Keefe, Sugar Pie de Santos, jazz artists Nancy Wilson, Ernestine Anderson and Glenn Alexander, Phoebe Snow, The Songcatchers featuring Charles Neville, Kenny G, banjo god Danny Barnes, as well as many other talented artists live and in the studio.

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Henry LaVelle

Drums

Instructor Henry La Vallee is a touring drummer, recording artist, and music educator from the greater Seattle area. He has been a gigging musician since the age of 13, and, in the last 3 years, has toured the world from Australia, to Europe, to Madison Square Garden. He started the band Naked Giants in his senior year of high school, and since then, has played in SoundOff! (2015), Bumbershoot (2016), South By Southwest (2016-18), and Primavera Sound (2018) with Car Seat Headrest. His experiences range from being taught a “paradiddle” in 5th grade, to talking to Questlove backstage at The Tonight Show. 

 

Henry is also a singer songwriter and brings that creative side to all his drum parts. You will learn how to work with other musicians, how to improve your technique, and how to create tasty grooves that are unique to you!