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Jeremy Nivison & Son
Aug 2, 2017http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
What an exceptional experience!
My son took a single hour lesson with Ned while we were in Seattle. He was very clear with his instruction and kept things fun. After our lesson we got to hear ned play a little bit. What an amazing drummer!!! If you want to take lessons from the real deal, this is it.
Jun 15, 2017http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
My daughter started her drum lessons with Ned 6 months ago. She made a beautiful progress and she enjoys a lot playing drums. Ned has a wonderful energy around kids and knows how to keep them engaged. It's an amazing experience!
Apr 26, 2017http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
My son has been a student for 5 years. How often does a student always want to go to lessons? My son does
Feb 16, 2017http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
Our daughter loves her drum lessons. Ned is patient, fun, and very good at tailoring lessons to each child.
Dec 10, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
I just had my first lesson with Ned and couldn't be happier. I walked away more excited about drums than when I came to the lesson and with some new techniques to practice.
Jake & Brett H
Nov 13, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
Ned's a great guy and a terrific teacher. He has infinite patience and exceptional understanding of the mechanics of drumming, the ergonomic effects on the body, and the technique necessary to bring it all together to bring your playing to the next level.
Nov 3, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
Great First Lesson
My 10 year old son had a wonderful experience. Ned made him comfortable and at ease within minutes, and got him to experiment and learn a few things in his very first lesson. He is all excited about going back for more lessons. Thank you Ned! Chaps Attota
Sep 14, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
super drum lessons!
Ned is the epitome of a rocker in his appearance... he is patient and supportive and encouraging. Highly recommend!
Darwin (Mande) Turner
Aug 12, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
Productive at all ages, and fun!
I was a little worried if 3 was too young to start drum lessons, but from the first lesson you could actually see changes in coordination and concentration in my son. Ned understands the psychology of motivation and develops age appropriate patterns, games, & activities that move the student towards becoming a drummer. I've seen the rapport he develops with older students as well & highly recommend you give Ned a try. He Rocks!
Eric & Halo P
Aug 1, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
Ned is an amazing teacher. He can teach all ages. My four year old started with him and has learned so much. However that is not even close to what he can do. If you are older and have always wanted to play an instrument but thought it was to late or if you are just looking for a hobby I suggest you just give it a try. You will be surprised at how fast you can learn songs and be playing to your favorite music in very little time. Also drum prices are cheap nowadays for a good starter kit.
Jul 16, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
Nice drum teacher
Ned is very nice and patience. My son likes his lesson better than any other music lessons. We wish to have more chance to learn from him.
Jun 1, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
We just had our first lesson with Ned and my 7-year-old daughter and I left really excited and impressed by his skills and way with her. Anyone considering having their child learn to play drums should consider Ned with my endorsement.
May 26, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
Nice trial lesson
Both of my kid and I like the trial lesson. My son is very interested in it. He likes the instructor and wishes to stay longer. Ned is very experienced and good at communicating with kids.
May 20, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
I'm taking drum lessons side by side with my seven year old. Ned is completely awesome with both of us, and 'gets' my kiddo's ADD brain. We love him, and I can't believe how hard Ned is able to get my fast-to-quit kid to work.
Apr 3, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
Amazing drum teacher for special needs kids
Ned has been teaching my 8 year old daughter to play drums for nearly 2 years. She has ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder which makes it difficult to find a teacher who will work with her and with whom she will agree to work. She absolutely loves her drum lessons with Ned. And I always have fun watching the lessons. Ned is flexible and patient in his teaching and he is sincere and kind. Even on her worse days, Ned is able to get through to her to improve her drumming, behavior, & confidence.
Mar 22, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
deep understanding of music and teaching
I have been a student for over 5 years. i have taken my lessons in many different directions to keep up with my interests. ned can to with each direction and work with any song and also go into theory if needed. i have recently asked about theory from my violin lessons and ned can have that talk as well as compose drum parts for my pop songs. the lessons are interesting and rewarding.
Feb 19, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
Awesome drum teacher!
I always have a blast at my drum lessons! I was shy contacting him at first because the drum lessons are for me, not a child, and I thought that might be weird. He reassured me that it's never too late to learn an instrument and lessons are for all ages. During lessons his focus is teaching me the skills and songs I want to learn and helping me obtain my own set goals. He is very attentive and adapts the lesson based on my needs. Classes are very customized. Highly recommended!
Dec 21, 2014http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
Excellent drum instructor!
My twin kids recently started learning drum lessons under Ned Smith. They really enjoy class. Me too got an opportunity to watch during the class. Ned's way of teaching is excellent. I would certainly recommend Ned Smith to anyone who is looking for Drum lessons.
Aug 28, 2014http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
Drum Lessons w/ Ned Smith
I really enjoy taking drum lessons with Ned! He is a great teacher and lessons are always fun. Recommended!
Eric & Halo Paschall
May 26, 2014http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
Young or older, Ned will teach you fast. Role model for kids.
Ned is a great role model as well as a great drum instructor. My 6 year old daughter has been taking lessons from him for 1.5 years and has really done well. He is honest and frank with us on her development. This is not just about being a rock star but about her having self confidence, self discipline along with self esteem. If you are older and have always wanted to play drums he can get you playing songs right away. His prices are doable. His passion for your success is unmeasurable.
Anand Subbaraj (student's dad)
May 25, 2014http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
Ned is awesome!
Karan is getting drum lessons from Ned since the past 2+ years. So far, the journey has been awesome. Ned is very good with kids, very patient, allows kids to be comfortable and playful yet learn the intricacies very well. I definitely recommend Ned. I think he is one of the best in the eastside and kids have great time with him
Cathi Porter-mother if student
Mar 5, 2014http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
Ned Smith Lessons Review
Ned us the ultimate teacher. He knows how to work with kids. He makes the lessons fun while getting the most out of his students. He is great with ADHD kids, patient but firm. His love of the drums us infectious. Nice guy, fantastic teacher!
Feb 23, 2014http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
Ned is so patient and understanding. As someone who has never played the drums, I was nervous! He slowed things down for me and figured out the best way to teach me. I cannot wait to go back!
Nov 20, 2013http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
Drum lessons with Ned
Ned is an excellent drum teacher! He is very positive and encouraging. I am happy with my progress and I feel as though we cover a lot of material in a very short time frame per week. I feel at ease learning from him and look forward to my lessons!
Aug 8, 2013http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
Drumming with Ned
Ned is a fabulous drum teacher who has a great rapport with kids. Our son can be somewhat anxious with new experiences but Ned knew how to put him at ease and engage him in different ways. Our son looks forward to his lessons every week, probably more so than any other activity.
Connor (Dad = Steve) K
Jul 5, 2013http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
Excellent teacher for kids
Ned has an amazing patience with kids and knows how to make it all make sense to them. On top of that he's a great drummer himself.
Ishan & Cameron Fielding
Nov 12, 2012http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
Ned is a great teacher for you or children. I take my 5 year old son every week and so far we are having a blast and both of us have learned a lot in a relatively short space of time. I've no doubt Ned can teach all levels of expertise, and help take your drumming to where you want it to be.
Wee Ling Yong
Jun 2, 2012http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
Ned just made drummings much more interesting & addictive!! :)
I had my first trial lesson with Ned & he thought me new stuff, we play with rudiments even when I am still learning the beat. But I love the challenge & the way the lesson is conducted. Totally enjoyed it, thanks & looking forward to play better with Ned!
Apr 28, 2012http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
Sixty & Playing Drums for the FIRST time
Yes you are reading that right I'm 60 & beginning Drums!! Ned is an amazing teacher, very helpful, non-judgemental and very encouraging. You absolutely can't go wrong taking lessons with him!
Nov 3, 2011http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30171687
Amazing & Funny Lesson!
I learned my first song at the first class, even I am a total beginner!! Ned is an amazing teacher. You can have a lot of fun in the class. And I have confidence in playing drum now!