Group Lessons

Held at Robert M. Sides Family Music Center | State College, PA.

Are you interested in learning the art of drumming in a fun and supportive group setting?

Why Group Lessons?

Since the dawn of civilization humans have been using rhythm to create powerful experiences of community, wholeness and belonging. One way we do this is through group drumming. There is something amazing about getting people together and feeling the power rhythm can give us. The primal element of drumming brings up something special in humans that we can all tap into. 

Group lessons are a great way to introduce yourself to drums because everyone can help each other. When playing with a group you have the ability to imitate the teacher, or your neighbor, and if you get lost you can just stop and listen until you find your place. 

Class Offerings | Fall 2017 Schedule TBA

  • Classes at Robert M. Sides 1801 N. Atherton Street | Ages 6 – 12

    • Four 45 minute group classes
    • 30 minute private lesson
    • Classes will be held in the fall of 2017

     

     

  • Classes at Robert M. Sides 1801 N. Atherton Street | Ages 13 – 18

    • Four one-hour group classes
    • 30 minute private lesson
    • Classes will be held in the fall of 2017
  • Classes at Robert M. Sides 1801 N. Atherton Street | Ages 18+

    • Four  one-hour group classes
    • 60 minute private lesson
    • Classes will be held in the fall of 2017

About Classes

In this five week session you will learn important drumming and rhythmic concepts such as:

  • Vocalizing Rhythms
  • Rhythmic Vocabulary
  • Learning to Read Music for Drum Set
  • Playing With a Group
  • Drum Set Coordination
  • Using a Metronome
  • Drum Tuning Tips

In addition to the four group classes you will also get a private lesson with Matt. Private lessons will be scheduled on a first come first serve basis. (dates and times TBA)

Private lessons will give Matt a chance to help you individually with technique, reading, coordination or any other topics you would like. 

 

And of course each class ends with an open drum jam!

Background Checks and Clearances 

Matt has all required clearances to teach professionally in Pennsylvania

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Clearance
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Check
  • Mandated Reporter Training

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