Ed Hartman Music

Lessons

Ed Hartman Percussion Studio

For decades, Ed has been teaching percussion in the Pacific Northwest

to hundreds of students of all ages.  

 

Drumset

Mallet instruments (Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Bells)

Hand Percussion:  Congas, Bongos, Djembe, Frame Drums.

Concert Percussion:  Bass drum, Snare Drum, Cymbals, Timpani, Traps

Music Licensing:  How to Get Your Music in TV and Film

Ed plays along on keyboards with students, to create a “live band” accompaniment for practical application.  Music styles include rock, jazz, classical, Latin, African, Caribbean and World Beat. Lessons incorporate a variety of methods dealing with technique, reading, improvisation, coordination and theory.  Ed teaches a unique curriculum that features a universal approach of technique, so that students can move around to different percussion instruments easily.  Ed accepts all levels of students from beginners to advanced, age 9 and up.  Lessons are available in Edmonds, WA.

For more information and availability please email Ed.  

Ed Hartman Channel on YouTube

 

The Drum Exchange Video Archive on YouTube

 

Educational videos by Ed Hartman, on Youtube about drums and percussion. 

NOTE about the video:  I am no longer teaching in Seattle.

         

Student/Parent Testimonials:

I'm am a beginner at playing the drums. Ed had been very patient...he doesn't overwhelm me and he gets me to relax. He makes it FUN! I'm learning a lot and making progress. I'd recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to play the drums.

Diane K.

I started taking lessons from Ed because my relationship with time was shaky at best even though I loved-will always love percussion. And I wanted to be a better hand drummer. Right away, Ed was teaching me music theory, syncopation, technique, independence and he wrapped it all together each week with great songs and stories. He made me laugh, too. One thing led to another and I got a drum kit and lessons expanded to beginning set drum instruction. I also appreciated Ed’s expert guidance regarding practice tools, including music books and the Amazing Slow Downer program to aid independent practice. Last but maybe most important, lessons with Ed always included being in total awe of music.

Brooke G.

I can't say enough good things about Ed. As my very first drum instructor, not only he put me on the right path by giving me the information and necessary tools to be a well-rounded player, he also showed me a glimpse of real life situations as a working musician by taking me to drum clinics and seminars that he was hosting. Looking back now, I feel Ed also had instilled me the importance of being able to teach and mentor the youth, something that I love doing for many years myself.  

Kenji Tajima (NYC session/The Rob Balducci Band) 

I studied Jazz drums with Ed for two years. He was just wonderful. Ed is patient and kind and he is so knowledgeable. I've played classic rock most of my life but I learned a lot about rock as well as Jazz. I recommend Ed for the beginner or the advanced drummer. He is terrific. 
Paul Herrick (Percussionist for Off the Rock and The Del Montes)

Thank you so much for being my teacher, even though I feel it was much too short of a time I was taking lessons with you, it has improved me as a drummer very much and I can't wait to see how I'll use these skills in my videos and other situations. 

Aidan O. 

Carl told us early on that he wanted to major in music at college. However, since neither my husband nor I have any music background we were completely useless in that stage of Carl’s life. You, on the other hand, gave Carl excellent advice and helped him navigate the process of applying and auditioning at colleges. It is not an exaggeration to say that Carl is where he is because of you. He is THRIVING at Eastern – he loves the program, the professors, the process and is excelling in all his classes. Later he told me that he was glad that we found you when we did because even a year earlier he wasn’t sure he would have had the maturity and focus it took to have lessons with you. You came along at the right time. 

Betsy Christensen

“I had many teachers in my teens, but Ed Hartman was the first who really believed in me. Before lessons with Ed I had no real understanding of music theory, but Ed explained things to me in a way that made sense and I was able to audition into multiple music schools, and receive scholarships."

Carl Christensen (EWU Graduate)