Matt Stover Drum/Percussion & Piano Lessons
I provide a wide variety of skills that encapsulate the musical ear. Some things to expect when taking lessons with Matt Stover is a high energy, focused environment with an open mined approach that accumulates the overall passion for musical vibrations.
Matt's Music offers in person and online music lessons for any and all interested on instruments such as drums/percussion and piano.
In 2019, Matt graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in music. Back in 2013, I began my performance career as a drummer for the Chicago Bulls Basketball team. Since then, I have achieved the following as a performer and teacher in music...
-Performed at Lollapalooza with electronic artist Ekoli
-Marched 3 years in Phantom Regiment Drum Corp. on snare and was drum captain in 2015
-Marched 1 year in Colts Drum Corp
-Performed 5 year in WGI group Cavaliers Indoor Percussion
-Performed at PASIC in 2018 with NIU percussion studio
-4 years accompanying NIU dance classes with world percussion improv techniques
-NIU marching band 1 year on Tenors/Quads
-Performed in jazz combo at NIU
-Taught Shadow Drum Corp. 2 years
-Private lesson instructor for 14 years now --Middle School Percussion Director for 2 years
-Battery Caption head and writer at Lincoln Way, Wheaton Warrenville South, Lake Park, and Plainfield North
-Instructor for Music Matters music shop ----Currently Percussion Director at Minooka High School
-Director of Minooka Indoor Percussion
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Every student is different and so this question is hard to sum up in a worded answer, however, I'll try to touch the different learning styles I've come across.
Kinesthetic- learning material by feeling or touch with the sticks or mallets
Visual- likes to see music as a reference of understanding/memory
Auditory- tends to listen more actively to the sounds being produced and does a good job playing sounds or copying them back
There are more and of course all three branch off into other subcategories of learning styles. I like to be present with my students and to be open to what they are feeling on that particular day while trying my best to keep a foundation/structure to the learning development.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
10 years of private lessons
Taught 2 years of a middle school percussion ensemble that consisted of 30 or more members
Instructor for 6 marching bands in Illinois as snare technician and main battery caption head
Performs with the Chicago Bulls drumline actively
Graduated with a Percussion Business degree with emphasis on performance from NIU
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I am very lenient with the price. I never feel like teaching lessons is a job as I enjoy every second of it. That said, I normally charge 20$ a half hour, however, I'm open to exceptions and situations that might alter that one way or the other.
What types of students have you worked with?
Every type! I loving learning more about people through the process of music :)