We provide private music lessons for all concert percussion instruments as well as drum set and beginning to intermediate piano. Music theory may also be included to build general musicianship on all instruments. Lessons can vary in length from 30 to 60 minutes and are tailored to a student's learning style and speed. We have experience with special needs individuals including those with autism, ADD, and developmental delay. Coaching specialties include college audition prep, solo competitions, school band/ orch tutorial, and music theory coaching.
Highlights, Specialties & Features
- Solo Marimba
- Rudimental Snare Drum
- Orchestral Percussion
Professional Associations & Certifications
- Percussive Arts Society
- Greater Tacoma, Issaquah, Sammamish, Puyallup, Maple Valley, North Bend
- PayPal, Personal Checks, Cash
MM The Juilliard School, BM in education and performance, Miami University of Ohio, and Superior Prize Diploma in percussion, the Conservatory of Music in Luxembourg. 12 years experience college teaching at the University of Puget Sound. Principal Percussion since 1998 to present with the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra. Owner and designer, A. Putnam Mallets company making professional percussion mallets.
Products & Services
Piano & Percussion
Lessons are available in the East Renton Highlands and also at the Broadway Center (Pantages Theatre) in Tacoma. Lessons lengths are from 30-60 minutes, depending on the student's needs.
Rewrap & Repair
We can bring new life to your old APM mallets or any other maker's products. Choose from a simple felt or yarn rewrap to a full restoration including core repairs and handle refinishing.
Complete professional quality wrapped in wonderful creativity. Fantastic!
Fine craftsmanship. Great sound. Just like that. Just that simple!
Craftsmanship, durability, and sound production: A. PUTNAM MALLETS are what I use and recommend to my students. Its simple, theyre the best.
Composition and arrangement by Jovino Santos Neto
Jovino Santos Neto, piano
Ben Thomas, vibraphone
Chuck Deardorf, bass
Mark Ivester, drums
Jeff Busch, percussion
Video footage by Sean MacLean
Edited by Kyle Richardson
Produced by Jovino Santos Neto
From Our Website
Since 1988, A. PUTNAM MALLETS, has been continually innovating fine orchestral mallets for discriminating percussionists of the modern era. 100% handcrafted in the USA, we use the finest materials available including North American hard rock maple and Southest Asian tonkin bamboo. Designed and produced by percussionists for percussionists, our workshop in the Cascade Mountains uniquely makes pairs in small batches with no compromises on quality. Ms. Amy Putnam, Master of Music '96, The Juilliard School, is Principal Percussion with the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra and founder of A. Putnam Mallets.