Matt Stover Drum/Percussion & Piano Lessons

Matt Stover Drum/Percussion & Piano Lessons

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Offers online services
Offers online services


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

Contact info:

[email protected]




Hired 21 times
1 employee
10 years in business
Serves Rochester , MN
Offers online services

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Able to read music

Student can read sheet music, Student can read percussion notation, Student understands note durations and rests, Student can't read music

Musical styles

I can make recommendations, Classical, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Folk, Country

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Types of drums

I can provide recommendations, Traditional drum kit, Snare drum, Bass drum, Hand drums (bongo, conga, etc.)

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Student have drums

Student already has drums, Student is planning to purchase drums and would advice

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  • Reviews

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    Amberlee S.

    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!
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    October 03, 2020
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    Heather S.

    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.
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    September 07, 2020
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    Heather V.

    He is personable and makes the lessons fun. He is encouraging to my daughter and does a great job teaching the material.
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    August 27, 2020
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    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.
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    July 13, 2020


    Mike G.

    Matt is an excellent drum teacher snd great with my 10 year old son. Matt is very patient and makes learning the drums fun!
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    July 12, 2020


    James G.

    November 27, 2019
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    Frequently asked questions

    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 :) 

    Services offered

    Music Theory
    Audio Production