The JazzED Drumline Project is directed by Tony Sodano (Garfield High School Drumline and Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline). You’ll be a part of building a groove-based, second line style, funky drumline on brand new Yamaha drums. FUN is the operative word. We’ll be making the crowd move!

Program Details

Tony Sodano, bio below

Open to students in grades 7-12 with 1-2 years of drumming experience. If you’re interested, please register for placement below.

Saturday, Nov 16, 11:30am-1:30pm (grades 7-12)
Students will be evaluated for placement based on their rudiments. Students should bring their sticks, there is no music to prepare ahead of time.

Participation at the JazzED Drumline Project placements is according to student grade based on the schedule below. Students will have their placement in a first come, first serve order in their time frame. The placement evaluation should take no more than 10 minutes once it's their turn. If you cannot make it to the placement day, please contact

Weekly on Tuesdays from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
January 7, 2020 - May 12, 2020

Improvisation Workshops with Steve Treseler
Saturdays, February 8 & 15, 2020
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM


  • Seattle JazzED Soundtrack for the Future 10th Anniversary Gala at Showbox SoDo
    Thursday March 10, 2020
    7:00pm-8:00pm | Doors at 6:30pm
    Call Time/Soundcheck: 4:30pm

  • BDX Drumline Festival, Details TBD

  • Final Concert ‘JazzED Jamboree’
    Sunday, May 17, 2020
    Venue: TBD
    Call Time/Soundcheck: TBD
    Performance: TBD

Click here for the JazzED Program Calendar >

Ensembles rehearse at the MLK FAME Community Center at 3201 E Republican St in the Madison Valley neighborhood. Click here for a map.

We are committed to this program being financially accessible for ALL families. You select the tuition amount that works for you. Please note, monthly amounts below apply to December 2019-April 2020 time frame.

Your tuition payment helps cover the cost of renting class space and paying our educators a fair wage, as well as classroom supplies, sheet music, etc.

  • $1,175, $235/month, do not enter any code

  • $925, $185/month, enter code NINETWENTYFIVE

  • $675, $135/month, enter code SIXSEVENTYFIVE

  • $425, $85/month, enter code FOURTWENTYFIVE

  • $250, $50/month, enter code TWOFIFTY

You will have the option of entering a sliding scale tuition code on the registration check-out page. Be sure to select the payment plan option if you want to break your payments up. Please note you will also have the option of paying your chosen amount in full if you prefer  

If you'd like to pay a different sliding scale amount than the options here, fill out our easy online form, and we'll send you a custom tuition code. 

Have questions about how this works? Contact us and we'll get right back to you!

You can also read our cancellation policy (recommended).

JazzED Drumline Project Director

Tony Sodano.jpg

Tony Sodano

Tony Sodano is an engaging, committed music instructor and performer acknowledged for success and positive impact in creation of top performing ensembles in secondary education in Seattle WA. Sodano is currently the assistant director the Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline, percussion coach at Seattle JazzED and former Band & Drumline Director at Garfield High School (2008 - 2018).