Private Lessons over Skype or On line chat

Don’t like to deal with traffic or don’t live in the greater Seattle or Tacoma area?

Study drums and percussion with me from anywhere in the world – even from the comfort of your own home – with private lessons over Skype. Lessons can include foundation concepts and exercises to improve your speed, coordination, sense of timing, and mechanical independence. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a professional, as your specific needs can be targeted. Lessons are offered on a wide variety of hand drums and percussion including congas, timbales, bata, drum kit, bongo, cajon, and smaller percussion instructions such as shekere and guiro.

You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to set up Skype lessons. If you have a smart phone, computer, or tablet with an integrated camera, you can take a lesson via Skype or any other online video chat. You can PhoneEmail or Skype me to set up a Free consultation and get started today.





    I have been playing percussion for fifteen years and often perform at large concerts and events. When I first approached Arturo, I needed assistance for a specific concert that was fast approaching where I was required to perform on three bata drums. I had the opportunity to discuss my needs with Arturo prior to the lesson. It didn’t take long to get into the groove of the class. I found his teachings to be perfect for my style of learning. He is clear and concise in his teachings and can pick up any weaknesses and strengths at a drop of a hat.

Arturo is a devoted musician and teacher and I have recommended his classes and books to other percussionist.


Toby Bender - Victoria, Australia

Professional Percussionist

  I was a traditional West African djembe and dunun player for 12 years before I started taking Skype lessons with Arturo to learn how to play the congas. He taught me how to be a better percussionist overall by helping me to understand and play all the various subdivisions underlying the pulse which ultimately led to improving my timing and opened up lots of new ideas and possibilities for soloing. He also taught me how to refine my technique to bring out my best possible sound in the most efficient way which helped increase my speed as well. All the skills I have learned from Arturo have applied to all the percussion I play. I recommend Arturo to anyone wanting to take their percussion to the next level.

Michelle Lovrich - Corvalis, OR


   When I met Arturo, we had a brief chat and I agreed to a Skype lesson.
Arturo, you listened to me explain my needs and then you were able to very quickly assess my skill level and start my lessons at precisely the place I needed. This is very skillful of you as I’ve been studying percussion and drumming for over Twenty years. Kudo’s! You’re a real pro and I’m coming back for more! Thanks,
Robert in Paonia, CO.

Robert "Peace" Wright - Paonia, CO

Professional Drum Kit Player,

     I have taken online lessons from Arturo for about 1 1/2 years. He is an excellent teacher as he manages to project a very supportive and encouraging attitude while insisting on high standards. He is quick to point out mistakes but even quicker to applaud progress. What a great combination! My drumming has definitely improved in the time that I have studied with him. Because I live in Oregon, this would be impossible if I were not able to take lessons via Skype.

Kate - North Bend, OR

Djembe and Dun Dun Player, Bend All Women Drumming Group

Contact Arturo

Interested in taking private, group, or Skype drum and percussion lessons from Arturo? Would you like his Rhythm Ambassadors group to bring cultural awareness through music to your school assembly or artist-in-residence program? How about live music or DJ services for a party, wedding, or other special event? Use the convenient form below to contact Arturo with your needs. Or, if you prefer, you can call Arturo at (206) 276-6401 or email him at any of the addresses below.

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