Donn Bennett Drums has been serving the Northwest with premium quality drums and percussion for over 20 years. We provide lessons for the beginner to advanced student and the finest teaching staff in the greater Seattle area.
As the northwest’s largest independent drum retailer, Donn Bennett Drum Studio has been working with drummers, from the beginning student to the touring pro, since 1977. Buying, selling and trading, the shop specializes in new, used and vintage drums, and also offers specialty classes and private instruction. Featuring a celebrity drum museum you won’t find anywhere else, and boasting a staff of knowledgeable and courteous drum gurus, Donn Bennett Drum Studio puts the drummer first!
Our phone number is (425) 747-6145
Donn has been teaching in the area for over 30 years, and been buying and selling drums for over 20. Donn started the shop out of his house buying, selling and trading drums for his own personal collection. Donn found he had a knack for finding rare and unusual drums and his collection became so large he opened up a shop where he could teach drum lessons and sell drums. Over the years Donn has become well known not just in the area but in the world and with some of the most famous of drummers.
Rudy started taking lessons here when he was 13 years old and has since become an integral part of the Donn Bennett Drum Studio family. In October of 2012, Rudy became the official owner of Donn Bennett Drum Studio.
Much like Rudy, Brock started taking lessons here when he was 12. When he’s not working, you can catch Brock playing around Seattle in Cascabel, Ticktockman, Monarchs and others here and there.
IT / Web Sales Manager
A current business student at the University of Washington as well as a very active member of the drum/percussion community in Seattle for over four years, Aaron is our IT and Web Sales manager. He is an active recording and touring member of Seattle-based The Good Hurt, and can also be caught around town with one of his various side projects.
Andrew has been repairing and restoring drums of all types for over 10 years. As our Parts, Repair and Vintage Specialist, Andrew has a wide array of experiences and has worked with a lot of drums and drum hardware. Whether you need a pedal dialed in, drums tuned, or parts for your Radio King etc., we’ve got you covered.
Tony “T” Lewis
Midwest Drum Guru, Midwest DBDS Representative
Although Tony has never actually been to the shop, he continues to enlighten us with his extensive knowledge of vintage drums and his unyielding hipitude. He has helped us track down some of the most incredible vintage drums and cymbals all over the world, and has done many favors for us here at the shop. Tony can be seen drumming for his own original band called “Tony Lewis and Lawnmowers”. They are the only band around dedicated to writing songs about a grinding weekend of yard work.