Private Lessons

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

Matt has been teaching private drum lessons since 2009 and has experience with students of all ages and skill levels. 

ALL AGES

Drumming is a great way to introduce young students to music. The inherent nature of rhythm makes it easy for beginning musicians to understand. Matt accepts students as young as 6. 

You can pick up the sticks and starting making music at anytime. Matt has experience with elementary, middle and high school students. Any age is the right age to learn the art of drumming. 

Its never to late to start the journey. Whether you are just out of college, starting a career or need a retirement hobby learning rhythm can be a great way to release the stresses of the day.

ALL STYLES

Through studying at Berklee and years of professional playing experience Matt can teach confidently on a wide range of styles and topics related to drumming, music theory, playing in a band and dealing with business. 

Styles

  • Snare drum
  • Rudiments
  • Site Reading
  • Chart Reading
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Funk
  • Rock 
  • Metal
  • Double Bass

Theory

  • Scales
  • Chords
  • Ear Training
  • Harmonic Analysis
  • Writing Exercises

Bands

  • Working As A Team
  • Band Dynamics
  • Relationships
  • Time Management
  • Learning Songs
  • Writing Music
  • Non-Musical Roles

Business

  • Building Your Brand
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Budgeting
  • Finance Ideas (*Matt is not a CPA)
  • Tax Tips (*Matt is not an accountant)
  • Networking

Background Check & 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

Rates & Details

  • $92 monthly
  • 30 minute weekly lessons
  • one-on-one
  • Clean and organized lesson facility
  • YAMAHA DTX drums with Zildjian L80 cymbals in lesson room

All private drum lessons are held at Robert M. Sides Family Music Center in State College. Contact Michele, the lesson coordinator at 814-861-6882 or mlacorte@rmsides.com to set up your lesson time today.