What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Some of the Eastside's finest instrumental instructors have made their home at the new Metropolitan Music store in Kirkland. The environment is warm, family friendly, and conducive to learning.
Studios are spacious, and we have a quality instrument rental program to affordably meet students' needs.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Students should start with whatever band or orchestra or other music they have been working on.
Instructors may then recommend additional material.
It will vary by instrument, level, and what the student wishes to learn.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Paul and Jean McVicar opened the Seattle location in 2004 after having been involved with their own children's school music programs for years and seeing firsthand the need for quality affordable instruments for families.
Their mission has been to remove barriers to a quality music education.
What do you love most about your job?
I love seeing the joy in a child's eyes when they hold their first instrument in their hands and begin to make a sound.
I love being a part of their formative years as they go from being a kid to being a confident adult, and I love seeing the role of music in their lives--whatever that may be!
Stepping out in Kirkland in the same outfit from day to night? No problem! Shop the jewelry selection at Yuppie Pawn Shop Inc. and offset your evening look with a chunky necklace or big bangles.
Sit back and enjoy the store's live music, or take your table out on the dance floor.
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Shop for computer parts at store and go home with a brand new computer you can count on.
Quit making your brain do all of the work to remember all the fun you've had. Get a camera or camcorder to record all of those moments you hold so dearly.
With all of the parking options close by, you can keep an eye on your car during your visit.
No matter the need, Yuppie Pawn Shop Inc. will have you decked out in the most exquisite of jewelry from their store in Kirkland.
For the best of the best in all things electronic, Guitar Center in Kirkland is your one-stop shop.
A new computer makes all the difference in the world. Stop in at this store to see all that it has to offer including laptops and smartphones.
Luckily, Guitar Center is only a short walk away from available parking.
So whether you wish to watch the game on a bigger TV or just pick up an extra pair of headphones, the electronics at Guitar Center go above and beyond.
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.