Seattle Drum School of Music

Seattle's premium music instruction hub - two locations, some of the best instructors around, no attitude, just learning and inspiration!

Founded in 1986 the Seattle Drum School is a music institution of 40+ teachers providing lessons for guitar, bass, piano, voice, flute, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, recording, DJ, and drums (duh). From beginning lessons to master classes SDS offers a variety of instruction for every level and every need.


[12/30/16]   Correction: Our sale is New Years Day (Sunday) from 3-6.

[12/30/16]   Don't forget our New Year's Day Sale 3-6pm at 12510 15th Ave NE (our soon-to-be old school).WE ARE SELLING DRUMS, HARDWARE, CYMBALS, AMPLIFIERS, ELECTRONICS, TOOLS, FURNITURE, APPLIANCES AND MORE! Everything is $5 unless marked otherwise.

Seattle Drum School of Music

It's happening, people! We are on the move this weekend and will be in the new space on Monday. OMG!

ATTENTION NORTH SEATTLE STUDENTS! LESSONS START THIS MONDAY, JANUARY 2ND, AT 12729 LAKE CITY WAY NE, 98125. We're excited for you to see the new place! <3

[12/30/16]   ATTENTION NORTH SEATTLE STUDENTS! LESSONS START THIS MONDAY, JANUARY 2ND, AT 12729 LAKE CITY WAY NE, 98125. We're excited for you to see the new place! <3

[12/22/16]   Hey friends! We have a $5 Sale (unless otherwise marked) New Years Day in the L.A.B. at 12510 15th Ave NE. $5 tools, furniture, hardware, etc. Also specially priced instruments and audio gear.

3-6PM New Years Day. Bring leftover holiday goodies and hang out!

Lookin' good, Lake City!! Who is excited to see the new school?! Lessons at the new location should be starting two weeks from's all happening! #ThirtyMoreYearsOfSDS #HelloLakeCity

Click here to support Support Seattle Drum School by Lyndsey Valentine

Hi everyone,

The response to our GoFundMe campaign has been so wonderful! We would like to take a moment to thank each and every one of you who have donated, shared, and spread the love.

With the cost of the renovation at 300% greater than the original estimate, we are asking with great hope for your continued support. Our GoFundMe campaign will run through the end of the month, so please continue to share and get it in front of anyone you know who supports the arts!

Donating is not the only way you can come to our aid - booking lessons with your favorite teacher is hugely helpful, especially this time of year with the holidays taking a chunk out of our regular income. Also, buying gift certificates for friends or family can help get new students in here. Word of mouth is the best advertising, as you know. Gift certificates are available in custom amounts, are valid at either location, and can be applied towards lessons on any instrument and with any teacher.

Thank you again for everything you have done for us. We would not be where we are today if it weren’t for our incredible community of students, friends, and family. With your support and generosity we will no doubt share 30 more years of SDS! For over 30 years, The Seattle Drum School of Music has been a force of good: nurturing creative energy and generating community spirit. Saying goodbye to the original North Seattle location brings an end to an amazing chapter of the history of this Seattle institution and invites a new chapter...

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