The Drum Lab Music School

The Drum Lab Music School

5.0 (10)
Best of 2022
3 hires on
1 employee
12 years in business

About this pro

The Drum Lab Music School lessons in Seattle, WA ( are customized for individual learning styles and skill levels from beginners to advanced. I work with all ages and abilities, in fact I have experience as a developmental therapist for students with special needs. I am confident that anyone can thrive as a musician with patience and instruction tailored to their learning style and interests. Go to for more details.

The Drum Lab is based on the concept of a “jazz lab,” a respectful, synergistic teaching environment that is all about making music and pursuing skill.

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Seattle, WA 98155
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10 Reviews


  • Allen Colic

    My son started with Esteban at 10 years old. He incorporates the fundamentals while also working on songs/drum fills right away so you can see the potential right away. It makes the lesson fun and keeps you engaged and motivated to practice. I highly recommend.

  • Robert Clarke

    Esteban Roybal is a friendly and professional expert in his craft. He’s great at breaking difficult technique down with manageable exercises that are tailored to each student. I can’t recommend him enough as a teacher!

  • Lauren Graham

    Esteban has been teaching our kid since before the pandemic and he has done an amazing job despite all the difficulty. He is very understanding, accommodating, and individualizes his lessons to make them fun. Our kid says he is really kind and is great at explaining things even over virtual lessons.

  • Janell Martin

    Great Instruction! My 12 year old son enjoyed working with the Drum Lab. He grew tremendously in his skill and knowledge. Esteban is an incredible teacher. I highly recommend!

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What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I trained with Dan Bukvich at the Lionel Hampton School of Music. After a rigorous 12-year professional performance schedule, I travel less and teach more, combining my passions for music and teaching. My communications degree and work as a special needs therapist have informed my teaching style, customized learning for each student. 

I’ve travelled around the Northwest performing classic rock, top 40’s, 80’s glam rock, pop, country, big band, and combo jazz. I’ve enjoyed playing casinos, fairs, fundraisers, wineries, weddings, corporate gigs, community events, and quirky bars like Greenlake’s Little Red Hen. I also collaborate on original fusion compositions.

What types of students have you worked with?

I teach adults, children and teens. My youngest student is currently five and my oldest are in their mid-sixties, but it's never too late to take up a fulfilling hobby. One of my high-school-age students recently got accepted into an advanced jazz ensemble for the coming year, though of course, I'm not sure what the district will end up doing this fall.

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