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I played drums for 20+ years and then got sidetracked with work and kids. Recently I decided it was time to get back to it and looked locally for a teacher to study with. Matthew surely knows his way around the kit, and more importantly knows how to teach. It was quickly clear to him what my weaknesses were/are and the exercises he brings for me to work on each lesson address those issues precisely. Additionally the rehearsal studio has great equipment. Thanks Matthew.Mar 4, 2015Verified
Matt is a great drum teacher! I came to him already in a band, but I had only been playing for a year or so, and I was torturing my band with my bad tempo and crummy fills. He has helped me improve so much. In our lessons we play with two kits and and sometimes headphones if we're playing to a song or a click. He plays along with me so I absorb the energy and confidence he has when I copy his badass moves... In general, I just feel like he really supports my playing and he is routing for me, and anything I bring to him that I want to learn, he will show me. I have a lot of respect for his academic background too, which I think makes him a better teacher than a rock drummer who maybe hasn't been taught formally. He is professional - he reminds me before a lesson and he's easy to schedule with. If you practice with Matt, you will improve quickly. That's what I have found. And I can't wait to take another lesson! :)Apr 2, 2014Verified
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Matt is such an awesome teacher. He is super patient and knows his drums! I would recommend him to anyone, any age that wants to learn. He has clear lesson plans prepared to teach you every time you come in and is dedicated to making you better. I enjoy every lesson. Thank you Matt!Mar 8, 2016Verified
Matt's an excellent drum teacher and I continue to take lessons from him after starting a year ago. It's one thing to have ability, but it takes special skills to teach effectively. Matt is great at listening to my playing and identifying exactly what the issues are. He also slows complicated patterns down, breaks them into more learnable parts, and gives helpful feedback. I'm a intermediate experienced player and I would recommend Matt to any drummer beginner to advanced.Apr 20, 2016
My daughter LOVES her lessons (it doesn't matter if it is on Skype or an in studio lesson) & LOVES to practice what Matt gives her. As a parent he is very easy to work with especially scheduling lessons around a busy family of 4 & we live 45 miles from his studio. THANKS to Matt he has brought back evening drumming into our house!!!Jun 23, 2015
- What types of customers have you worked with?I teach Drum Lessons out of my studio in the San Fernando Valley, but I also frequently travel to students homes. Whatever the students preference, I can make it work.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Don't settle for a mediocre music teacher! An instructor that puts passion into what they teach and makes your education, development, and most importantly enjoyment their top priority!