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.
Matt is so good with kids and has an enthusiasm that is contagious! My kids look forward to their lesson with him each week! I highly recommend him!
My daughter really enjoyed her first lesson with Matt. Previous instructors did not take the time to ask about her interests, goals, and music preferences. She really appreciated that Matt took the time to teach "with" her instead of teaching "at" her.
He is personable and makes the lessons fun. He is encouraging to my daughter and does a great job teaching the material.
Matt is very friendly and very good at explaining drum basic to my soon to be 4th grader. He’s never had any music lessons and Matt makes the lesson fun and positive.
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.
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
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.
Every type! I loving learning more about people through the process of music :)
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