|Monday||12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m.|
Ed Mays Drum Instruction
About this pro
Steven H.Dec 30, 2017Verified
Patient, sharp-witted veteran who generously shares wisdom learned from drum masters.Oct 18, 2017
Ed is very patient and knowledgeable! My son enjoys his lessons and we highly recommend him.Nov 5, 2016Verified
Ed is the most patient and amazing drums instructor I have ever met, my 10 year old son has blossomed in his coaching. Ed never rushes the class and paces the lesson according my son's ability and learning potential. He is also very flexible when it comes to accommodating our schedule needs. He has also helped my son with learning to play his favorite songs and kept his interest levels high. He has truly inspired my son to discover his passion for drums and has helped him become much better than what he used to be. We are so glad we found Ed and I highly recommend him as an drums instructor for all ages and skill levels.Jun 2, 2015Verified
Ed listening to me and understood that I wanted to learn more about the percussion section and specifically the drums. I also had the chance to become comfortable with the "sticks" and so appreciated his patience.Nov 14, 2014Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Basically I don't raise the rates as long as the students stay with me. The music store is always upping the price so I have to charge the new students the going rate. So yes, it is complicated. If I do house calls, I have to charge more because it takes twice as much of my time to get there and back. On the other hand if I don't have to go anywhere and you come to my house, you get a super discount.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I try to find out what their goals are and what motivates them. I have to take an age appropriate approach, but learning drums all starts with learning the basics- correct technique, rudiments, coordination, etc.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I'm not sure there are any "latest" developments. I took drum lessons for many years and have some collage but most of my knowledge was from "the street" playing professionally in bands. The last time the drum set was reinvented was in the 70s with the linear fusion revolution, I learned that style from Mike Clark of the Headhunters back then. But I used to teach at the Donn Bennett Drum Shop in Bellevue. It's a great resource. I keep an eye on who is in town giving clinics and lessons there. So that's how I learn, these days- by studying with the masters and going to hear them when they are here.