Student Quotes

"Mark is an amazing teacher and he really knows how to help you get all the basics down. He has helped me set up a foundation to continue playing for the future. He's just cool.".......Berkeley, age 14

"When I was taught by Mark I never once had a week where I felt overwhelmed with what was expected. I never had a week where I learned nothing and above all never had a week where I didn't have fun. Mark is truly a great teacher. He knows the right mixture of skills and other things that are important to drumming, also when to change something and when to encourage it. He allowed me to learn as I wished but we always learned."........Marshall, age 14


Welcome to Red Sparkle Drum Studio



Thank you for visiting the website of Seattle's finest drum set teaching studio. I'm happy to offer the highest quality of instruction for learning to play drum set, reading and writing music, and most importantly having fun while developing a skill that will bring a lifetime of enjoyment.

With over 25 years experience of working with children of all ages, I specialize in teaching young beginners (starting at age 6) and intermediate students.

Looking to jam with a rock or jazz band? Looking to be a solid musician in the school band? My lessons will support school and extracurricular musical activities as well as bring out the individual musical voice in each student. And while we're at it we'll have a great time.

Have a look around the site, be in touch and let the gift of learning music become yours.

Thanks...Mark DiFlorio