Songwriter's Den

Serving all of Whidbey Island, Coupeville, WA, US, 98239

Hi! My name is Roger Erickson, and I can teach you or your child how to play drums.

Why do I teach drums? 

 It's what I know best (plus some piano and music theory)  but mostly  Because I love to!

How much do I charge? $30 for 60 minutes, $20 for 30 minutes.

Why do I charge less than some other drum instructors?

I believe it's a fair price plus passing on the passion of playing drums to my students is a true part of the satisfaction 

How long have I played? over 40 years

I've played drums since the fall of 1971 when I started my first year of band.

What makes my teaching style different from other instructors?

I've been playing for so many years with a variety of age groups that I truly know how to interact and instruct on more than one level.

I've learned to incorporate my knowledge from Berklee College of Music by using MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) to assist in lessons and motivate students to practice.

Give me a call today to ask any additional questions or to schedule a lesson, or visit our website at

I know it will be a fun and rewarding experience.

Songwriter’s Den

Roger Erickson



  • Degree from Berklee College of Music and prior Navy Band Drummer
  • Affordable rates – I come to your place for your convenience!