Ed Hartman Music


Ed Hartman Percussion Studio

For over 35 years, Ed has been teaching percussion in the Pacific Northwest

to hundreds of students of all ages.  



Mallet instruments (Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Bells)

Hand Percussion:  Congas, Bongos, Djembe, Frame Drums.

Concert Percussion:  Bass drum, Snare Drum, Cymbals, Timpani, Traps

Ed plays along on keyboards with students, to create a “live band” accompaniment for practical application.  Music styles include rock, jazz, classical, Latin, African, Caribbean and World Beat. Lessons incorporate a variety of methods dealing with technique, reading, improvisation, coordination and theory.  Ed teaches a unique curriculum that features a universal approach of technique, so that students can move around to different percussion instruments easily.  Ed accepts all levels of students from beginners to advanced, age 9 and up.  Lessons are available in Edmonds, WA.

For more information and availability please email Ed.  

Ed Hartman Channel on YouTube


The Drum Exchange Video Archive on YouTube


Educational videos by Ed Hartman, on Youtube about drums and percussion. 

NOTE about the video:  I am no longer teaching in Seattle.


Student/Parent Testimonials

Thank you so much for being my teacher, even though I feel it was much too short of a time I was taking lessons with you, it has improved me as a drummer very much and I can't wait to see how I'll use these skills in my videos and other situations. 

~Aidan O. 

Carl told us early on that he wanted to major in music at college. However, since neither my husband nor I have any music background we were completely useless in that stage of Carl’s life. You, on the other hand, gave Carl excellent advice and helped him navigate the process of applying and auditioning at colleges. It is not an exaggeration to say that Carl is where he is because of you. He is THRIVING at Eastern – he loves the program, the professors, the process and is excelling in all his classes. Later he told me that he was glad that we found you when we did because even a year earlier he wasn’t sure he would have had the maturity and focus it took to have lessons with you. You came along at the right time. 

~Betsy C.