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.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our instructors are all professional musicians who are dedicated to their craft and have years of teaching and performing experience.
We offer lessons that are tailored to the student's musical interest, goals and skill levels.
We don't require annual or quarterly contracts.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
We provide the students with all course materials, such as guitar method books and guitar tab notebooks.
Each registered student will receive a free tote bag. We have instruments, tuner and plectrum,
that students can use for their lessons.
We suggest students bring their own instrument to class.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Most people nowadays are too preoccupied with academics, sports or their jobs. We want to offer people of all ages the opportunity to take a break from the daily grind and stimulate their artistry and creativity through learning to play a musical instrument and create music of their own.
What do you love most about your job?
To see a student's continuing growth and progress in his/her skill at playing a musical instrument, and the pride and joy that it brings to the parent(s) when learning of their children's accomplishments.
Be it a house party, a wedding, or a prom, Ramundo Andrews, a.k.a. Deejay Mythikal, is ready to plug in his laptop, turn on the mixer, and crank up a variety of tunes to fit the scene. He soundtracks parties with new and old school tracks in a range of genres such as rap, soul, and disco. Though he's been playing records for five years, Deejay Mythikal's musical experience dates back to high school where he first began to play in local bands. Since then, he's delved into musical production, sound engineering, and song composition.
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Set amid Seattle’s Upper Fremont neighborhood, the Fremont Abbey Arts Center is a non-profit organization that sponsors instruction and performance opportunities focusing on local music, contemporary dance, interactive visual art, spoken word and even the occasional culinary activity. Located in the Fremont Abbey, a beautiful, century-old building that was once St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, the center is run by volunteers and strives to be accessible to people of all ages and income levels. The annual events calendar at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center is filled with various events, including creative classes and concerts, and the space itself has become a rental destination for weddings, receptions and all manner of large-scale celebrations.