Four Private Lessons, Rock-Band Class, or $15 for $30 Worth of Gear at Donn Bennett Drum Studio (Up to 53% Off)

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William Shakespeare said, "If music be the food of love, play on," but nobody could understand him at first because his mouth was full of smashed up lutes. Find your aural love connection with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $59 for four 30-minute private lessons in drums, guitar, bass, or keyboard (a $125 value)
  • $150 for an eight-week Beginner Rock Band class for a guitar, bass, or keyboard student (a $300 value). Class is held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sundays from September 16 through November 4, culminating in a concert at a major Seattle rock venue on November 11. Guest artists will join instructors to show students with basic ability how to work as a group.
  • $15 for $30 worth of music gear and merchandise, such as a package of an Evans 6-inch mountable practice pad, Vic Firth wood-tip drumsticks, and tuning key ($30) or a package of a Kaces graphic stick bag, a Hudson Music Fills and Chops instructional DVD, and anti-slip Vic Firth Blue Grip drumsticks ($30)

Donn Bennett Drum Studio

Flung from the concert stage by the drummer of T-Rex, a single drumstick caught by eighth grader Donn Bennett began a lifelong passion for collecting rare and celebrity drum sets. He began selling and trading equipment from his home, and eventually his constantly expanding collection prompted him to open his own shop in 1977. Today, as recorded by King 5 Magazine, more than 50 signed snares hang from the store's ceiling above a show room circled by 15 sets previously used by drummers from bands such as Green Day, Aerosmith, Kansas, and Cheap Trick. Snares played by The Who's Keith Moon and Kiss' Peter Criss, a signed drumhead by The Beatles' Ringo Starr, and feline whiskers fashioned into drumsticks by Josie and the Pussycats round out Donn's extensive exhibit.

Along with the displayed celeb drums, Donn dispenses new and used drum gear to customers along with vintage snare parts and major-brand replacement parts for sets in need of repair. Stocked with two professional drum sets and a Roland electronic drum tutor, soundproof learning rooms shelter pupils and instructors during private 30- or 60-minute lessons for all skill levels. Along with annual rock camps and clinics, Donn's staff leads specialized classes in diverse drumming topics such as mastering the techniques of Led Zeppelin's John Bonham and the cymbal-smacking techniques of Animal from the Muppets.

Donn Bennett Drum Studio

Flung from the concert stage by the drummer of T-Rex, a single drumstick caught by eighth grader Donn Bennett began a lifelong passion for collecting rare and celebrity drum sets. He began selling and trading equipment from his home, and eventually his constantly expanding collection prompted him to open his own shop in 1977. Today, as recorded by King 5 Magazine, more than 50 signed snares hang from the store's ceiling above a show room circled by 15 sets previously used by drummers from bands such as Green Day, Aerosmith, Kansas, and Cheap Trick. Snares played by The Who's Keith Moon and Kiss' Peter Criss, a signed drumhead by The Beatles' Ringo Starr, and feline whiskers fashioned into drumsticks by Josie and the Pussycats round out Donn's extensive exhibit.

Along with the displayed celeb drums, Donn dispenses new and used drum gear to customers along with vintage snare parts and major-brand replacement parts for sets in need of repair. Stocked with two professional drum sets and a Roland electronic drum tutor, soundproof learning rooms shelter pupils and instructors during private 30- or 60-minute lessons for all skill levels. Along with annual rock camps and clinics, Donn's staff leads specialized classes in diverse drumming topics such as mastering the techniques of Led Zeppelin's John Bonham and the cymbal-smacking techniques of Animal from the Muppets.

Reviews

Their teachers are experienced and all the staff are helpful. All of the memorabilia on display is great and provides the perfect atmosphere.

Carolin T., Yelp, 7/15/12

The staff is helpful and the place is PACKED with all types of gear. I really like the vintage drums and signed memorabilia they have on display.

George C., Yelp. 8/1/11

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  • “We're continuing our guitar lessons at Donn Bennett throughout 2013. Erik is a great teacher.”


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    13212 NE 16th St.

    Bellevue, Washington 98005

    425-747-6145

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In a Nutshell

Private drum, bass, keyboard, or guitar lessons for any level; rock-band class culminates in a gig at a major Seattle rock club

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. New clients only. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required for lessons and camp option. 24hr cancellation notice required. Classes must be used by the same person. Beginner Rock Band class not valid for drum students. Cannot use merchandise Groupon for lessons or sale items. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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