Matt Stover Drum & Percussion Lessons

Matt Stover Drum & Percussion Lessons

5.0 (2)
5 hires on
1 employee
6 years in business

About this pro

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. 

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New Lenox, IL 60451
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  • James G.

  • Michelle Silkaitis

    Matt has been teaching my twins over the summer. He is punctual, professional and easy to communicate with. He is very talented and knowledgeable and most importantly fun and inspiring with my kids! They look forward to lessons with him each week. We are very impressed with the results in just a few months. I highly recommend Matt as a drum teacher.

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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 :)