Matthews Piano & Drum Lessons
Matthews Piano & Drum Lessons

Matthews Piano & Drum Lessons

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Introduction: My lesson are online only. If you live in Michigan, I offer in person lessons at my home studio in Lake Orion, Michigan. Hello! I have a warm personality, and I'm great at working with students of all types, ages 4 to 60+. My students have fun and learn quickly, because I meet them where they are. They can expect to play music they enjoy while developing great technique and reading skills. I teach how to learn music by example, how to read sheet music, play solos, improvise, and how to play with a band. Whether it’s your first lesson or you’re preparing for an audition, I’m ready to help you achieve your goals. Former students have studied at University of Michigan, University of Southern California, Eastern Michigan University, Oakland University, Central Michigan University, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. One of my former students, Jeffrey Grant, is a Grammy award winning percussionist with the LA Philharmonic and President's Own Marine Band. First lesson is free! I offer flexible scheduling and payment options, please ask about my discounts. I offer thirty minute and sixty minute lessons. Here’s the process we’ll go through every weekly lesson. 1. Warm-up. Review how to use the right technique, posture, and hand position. Piano students will review the scales, chords, and arpeggios in the key of the song they're working on. Drummers will play eight on a hand, 3-2 clave, and other basic patterns along with great music at just the right speed. (slowly) 2. Review music from the previous lesson. 3. Learn new music, or keep working on the same. 4. Performance. Before your lesson is over, you’ll be playing today’s music with confidence on your own! 5. Take notes. 5. Practice every day. 6. Repeat!
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Serves Lake Orion, MI

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Amee R.
May 7, 2022
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My boys 6yo and 4yo have been taking a combination of online and in person lessons with Mr. Nick since Feb 2022 and amazing is an understatement. He is punctual, prompt in communication and flexible adapting his teaching to the needs of our children. Nick works with us when we need to make schedule changes without hesitation and over communicates to ensure no misunderstandings. I have 2 kids at very different levels. Nick shows patience and edits his lessons to make sure my 4yo is learning but not overwhelmed. He’s able to adequately gauge when my 4yo is done and don’t overwhelm him. At the same time, he goes above and beyond with my 6yo who excels in learning the piano. He challenges him, adjust his teaching schedule to keep my 6yo engaged, learning and interested. He pushes him to the perfect point without overdoing it. My kids get so excited for lessons. My 4yo says he loves Nick because he’s funny and my 6yo says because he teaches him cool songs to play. Highly highly recommend.

Details: Younger than 6 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a keyboard • 30 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

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Sharon S.
May 26, 2021
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At 31, I decided I wanted to pick up the piano again after 15 years of not playing. Nick was super supportive the whole way and made sure I knew that the lessons would go in the direction I wanted them to. I really enjoyed working with him. He had me working on my posture and my technique. He also taught me music theory and always listened to what I had to say. At one point, I hurt myself during practice and he insisted that we take some time off so I could heal (keep your wrists straight, kids!). He gave me some exercises I could do to keep my muscles limber and even consulted with another teacher to make sure he was doing everything he could. All in all, Nick is a great teacher and a lot of fun. 10/10, would take lessons again.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 4+ yrs of formal training • Pop • Yes, the student has a keyboard • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Kat F.
Jun 2, 2021
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I’ve only had one lesson and it was an absolute blast. I love his approach and patience. I’m looking forward to many more lessons.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a piano • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

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Julia E.
May 11, 2021
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Great experience so far. Very responsive, always get back to me, which is very important. Looking forward to more lessons.

Details: 6 - 9 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • Pop • Yes, the student has a keyboard • 30 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Franchesca B.
Nov 18, 2021
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We’re just starting lessons, but everything has been great so far.

Details: 10 - 13 years old • Yes, the student can read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Classical • Yes, the student has a piano • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Nicholas Matthews

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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    $30/half hour and $50/hour. Please ask about the discounts that I offer.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I offer my first lesson for free! We'll set up a time to talk schedule and goals over the phone.

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

    All of it! I have a degree in Music Education, and have been teaching and performing for twenty years. I play classical, rock. pop, hip hop, jazz, blues, gospel, marching percussion, latin, musical theatre, hand drums...

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