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Eric Parchen
Eric Parchen

Eric Parchen

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Introduction: I believe in teaching a strong fundamental basis for percussionists. My teaching methods come from my experiences music students at the University or Idaho along with what I have picked up on my own playing professionally in the greater Seattle area. The student has the choice of steering the lessons towards exactly what they want or allowing me to guide them based on what they what to learn.

Serves Seattle, WA

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5 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

8 reviews


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Angela M.

Eric has been providing drum lessons to my son going on 2 yrs. His knowledge and technique goes without saying. What I truly appreciate is that he takes the time to meet the total needs of the student. His teaching is inclusive of the purpose, place, professionalism and appreciation of the instrument. He also outlines the expectation and the learning outcomes. His instruction and mentoring has made all the difference in my drummers ability, creativity, control and understanding of the "Art of the Drum" and because of that his performance quality has improved beyond expectation. He is also receiving more performance opportunities. I highly recommend Eric Parchen for all your drumming needs!
Mar 17, 2020
Kristie B.

Eric does a wonderful job working with my son. He takes great pride in teaching and creates weekly drum lessons that are individualized for success. He is a great guy and I totally recommend him for drum lessons.
Nov 28, 2019
Surya J.

We have been very lucky to find someone like Eric as the drum teacher for our 9 year old. Eric is very methodical in his approach and has been instrumental in having our son take deep interest in Drums. We will highly recommend Eric to any budding drummer.
Mar 15, 2020
Daniel R.

Eric is very knowledgeable about his craft. He takes great pride in the art of percussion performance. He inspires my students and expects great things from them.
Mar 15, 2020
Chris L.

Eric has extensive percussion performance and teaching experience. Eric maintains high expectations for all of his students, and his students demonstrate significant growth under his guidance.
Mar 9, 2020
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Eric Parchen


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Weekly 1/2 hour lesson - $35 Weekly hour lesson - $70

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    In 2016 I graduated with degrees in percussion performance and music education from the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho. After moving to Seattle later that year I started performing, teaching, and writing music professionally. Groups I have performed with include the Seahawks Blue Thunder drumline, Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra, Rainier Symphony, Seattle Musical Theater, Renton Civic Theater, and various large and small jazz ensembles.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    Having started teaching in 2010, I have taught students ranging from ages 5 to adults. Subjects have ranged from music theory to rock drumset to concert percussion. Many students I have taught were brand new to music or drumming but a number have had experience before starting lessons with me - some up to 10 years.

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