“I love my teacher. He finds ways to help me “get it” and supports my efforts every week.” – Michelle Egan
Drum Lessons for your child to:
♦ Learn the grooves to their favorite songs
♦ Develop speed & accuracy
♦ Play with ease using correct technique
♦ Learn solid fundamental basics
♦ Build a strong internal musical pulse
♦ Learn a wide repertoire of beats
♦ Join other students to form a band at the Academy
If you want to get drum lessons that motivate, inspire, and enable your child to be able to play to their favorite songs, or even if they just want to play a variety of strumming patterns, then you are in the right place!
Here is why…
There are lots of “how-to” youtube videos available but having an organized curriculum specifically for your child makes a big difference.
Our teachers tailor the lessons exactly to your child’s learning and thinking style. Your child will get immediate feedback every week with tips that will improve their playing – speeding up the learning process.
Another important reason why…
Your child will be given the freedom to gain the knowledge and skills they need at their own pace, without feeling any guilt, shame, or awkwardness. They will feel comfortable, encouraged and inspired.
Our instructors are highly qualified, have teaching credentials, experience, and most importantly, they all have a passion for teaching. Being a musician doesn’t automatically make you a teacher – that’s why we search for those who are best qualified for mentoring our drum students!
We have helped lots of students reach their musical goals
“I love my teacher. He finds ways to help me “get it” and supports my efforts every week” – Michelle Egan
“I have a very nice teacher, she is very funny and I learned so much since I started my lessons. I like the way she teaches me.” – Emil Haroldsen
“I’m currently taking music lessons from Bartell Music Academy and am absolutely amazed at my progress and success in only a short amount of time. The teachers there truly care for their students and work hard to make them feel comfortable and have fun playing music. I highly recommend this place for anyone who wants to receive fun, simple, and rewarding music lessons.” – Maya Phipps
“My favorite part of my lessons is the speed in which I’m learning to play, I could play a song the very first week and add something every lesson.” – Kelly Corson
“Great experienced teachers. Fun lessons” – Holden Tubbs
Here's how and why Bartell Music Academy is different!
My name is Patricia Bartell and I’m the owner of Bartell Music Academy
Over the last 20+ years, I’ve helped hundreds of students learn to play and most importantly develop a passion for playing music. I now oversee and hire only the best teachers for our students here at Bartell Music Academy.
At Bartell Music Academy, our teachers are trained to use a learning system I created called “The Bartell Music System.” This system allows our instructors to tailor their teaching curriculum to how a student processes information.
Why Is this Important?
Left-brain dominant or analytical students need teachers to explain musical concepts using a language that makes sense to their analytical mind. Right-brain dominant students need a different approach to understand musical concepts.
The Bartell Music System is designed to deliver these musical concepts in either a right-brain “language” or a left-brain “language” making learning music a breeze.
Music and the Brain
Science has proven that music activates and engages all areas of the brain. Properly taught, music lessons develop both hemispheres of the brain increasing the student’s overall intellectual capacity.
Here's What Your Child Can Expect at Bartell Music Academy
♦ Learn to play the snare drum, the full drum set, mallet work and every other percussion element they want!
♦ Learn the rhythmic patterns that will form the backbone of their drumming. These rhythmic patterns morph into popular drum beats and before they know it – they’re rocking it!
♦ Taught by an accredited teacher with a B.A. degree who plays drums for a living and who loves teaching and inspiring their students. You know you’ll be getting the absolute best for your child.
♦ Tailored lessons to fit your child’s goals and interests.
♦ Develop good habits that will speed up the learning time.
♦ Know exactly what to work on each week to improve.
♦ They’ll have a great music learning experience that is fun and rewarding.
♦ Students with percussion experience will learn a variety of technical exercises designed to improve their speed and form to attain their personal music aspirations.
** You do not have to purchase a drum kit to take lessons. Beginning students can learn with a drum pad and sticks for only $25.00. Students use our drum set at their lessons and do not have to bring anything except their drumsticks.
Get it from parents who have enrolled their child with us.
“I watched my son go from having an interest in an instrument to being a musician who is passionate about music” – Beth Tubbs
“I appreciate Bartell Music Academy’s method of teaching for my son Emil. He loves to play and he always looks forward to his lessons. – Kasia Haroldsen
“I have found their program to be the perfect tool to teach my young granddaughters how to play and enjoy music in a relatively short period of time” – Deb Thrash
“Large-group school music programs left my girls feeling lost, and their enthusiasm for music faltered. Bartell Music Academy’s innovative approach jumped immediately into the joy of making beautiful music. This method created a foundation that has them feeling excited to practice, mastering increasingly challenging pieces with ease and performing with confidence. Though there are lessons available closer to our North Spokane home, we drive the extra miles every week to get there, because it’s worth it!” – Olivia Dugan
“My 16 year old daughter has loved taking lessons at Bartell Music Academy, and she has been a student here since the Academy first opened. I have seen her grow in all areas of musicianship and was so impressed by her enthusiasm and progress, that I am now taking lessons myself!” – Anne Cvancara
“I saw the results first in my granddaughter. She came out of her first lesson able to play a complete song! So did I!” – Pam McVay
Here's the Bottom Line with Drum Lessons at Bartell Music Academy
Your child will get a 30-minute lesson the same time every week with an accredited teacher who loves teaching. Your child will be able to play their favorite songs in a short time and get personalized steps needed to advance quickly.
You get all of this for only $40 per lesson…
Available Lesson Times
Monday through Friday.
Call (509) 998-5422 for currently available times.
PLUS! You'll Get These Other Special Benefits at Bartell Music Academy
Benefit #1: Student Music Journal
When your child becomes a student of Bartell Music Academy, they’ll get a Student Music Journal that has all their new music, goal trackers, and assignment sheets so they know exactly what to practice every week.
Benefit #2: Monthly Talent Shows
Talent shows are a great way for students to get the experience of performing in a low-pressure, encouraging setting!
Benefit #3: Comfortable Waiting Room for Parents
Enjoy a comfortable waiting room while you wait for your child. Complimentary wi-fi service and an array of drinks like hot chocolate, coffee, water, and tea are available.
Benefit #4: Open Door Policy
Observe your child’s lesson in the classroom, watch through the window or wait in the waiting room.
Benefit #5: Professional Office Staff
Experience professional, friendly customer service Monday-Friday from 10-7. We have several office team members who are available during teaching hours to assist our clients.
Benefit #6: Month-to-Month Lessons
You have nothing to lose because our lessons are only month-to-month. No long-term commitments. No long-term contracts. No hidden fees. If your child decides they don’t want to play drums after one month, talk to our front office staff and they will stop all future charges.
Monthly Tuition Rates
$40 per lesson – billed as a monthly flat rate of $160 for four lessons. (If a month has 5 weeks – that 5th lesson is considered a make up lesson for any lessons missed OR a bonus lesson!) 1st month is prorated if applicable.
There is a one-time registration fee of $40.00
Here's How To Get Started!
Enroll for a trial lesson in 3 easy steps!
1. Fill out the Online Enrollment Form below
2. Pay the $40 for the trial lesson
3. Wait for us to call you to schedule your child’s first trial lesson!
Click the button below now and you’ll be on your way to enjoying all the benefits we’ve talked about here and more! Let’s get started right now!
Call Us to Enroll Today
Lessons are on first come, first serve.
Act now before the lessons slots are full for 2022!
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT DO YOU LEARN IN YOUR MUSIC LESSONS?
That question is often asked by prospective students. Our teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals. We do not treat every student the same in terms of what and how we teach.
A seven-year-old having their first music lesson will have very different needs than a fifty-seven-year-old taking up lessons for the 2nd time after having had lessons as a child.
The main reason to choose Bartell Music Academy as your music lesson provider is that we are sensitive to the fact that every student is an individual.
If you enroll here for lessons, we will work with you to make a plan that will fit your needs and musical preferences. At the first lesson, your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child.
WHAT STYLES OF MUSIC DO YOU TEACH?
Our teachers teach a variety of styles including jazz, rock, blues, latin, concert band and other pop styles. We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson students are challenged with a new technical or theory concept, but always finish with something fun such as their favorite drum beats or song.
All our instructors help students reach their individual goals of what they want to play.
It’s Easy to Take the Next Step!
Lessons are first come, first served so
contact us today to arrange the first lesson!
418 E Pacific Ave
Spokane, WA 99202
Located 4 blocks east of Division. Sherman/Pacific Ave
Free Parking Lot and Free Street Parking Available
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