Matthew - BAH Teacher #3070

About Matthew
Matthew, with formal training from band classes in the United States, including participation in marching bands and jazz ensembles, Matthew honed his craft from an early age. He furthered his expertise through extensive experience in WGI competitions and concert performances, showcasing his proficiency across various percussion instruments. Additionally, Matthew completed a comprehensive Jazz Certificate Program at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul, where he delved into jazz theory, ensemble performance, and music analysis. Book an interview now.


As a percussionist/drummer beat and rhythm is a key fundamental in my music philosophy. Without a proper beat or rhythm , music just seems less interesting . Being a drummer you rely on feeling and intuition, along with skill and stamina to obtain a great performance. Music isnt just different notes and sounds , it's the feeling you get when you play a song you absolutely love , it's the feeling of reward that you get from learning something new , it's the joy you get from being around other musicians that also share the same logic you have about music . Music is a great exercise for the brain and is great for your memory , that being said , music is imbedded into our DNA and we are all capable of achieving whatever we set our minds to.

Name: Matthew (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 30's

Gender: male

I have attended band classes in the states , from middle to high school , I was in the marching band , jazz band and concert band every year . We would do multiple competitions and most of which our drumline would place 1st or 2nd in our division. After High School , I joined up with MCM (Music City Mystique) and Legend Independent to begin my new journey in WGI ( Winter Guard International ). Through the years , I have learned every percussion instrument ( including Drumset ) and have done my best to perfect my craft. Proficient in reading and writing music as well as playing it . Able to do anything from beginner to advanced.

Multiple 1st and 2nd place rewards in my Middle/High School Marching Drumlines. Multiple 1's ( Highest rating out of 5) in solo fests , and one duo with a 1 rating. WGI awards marching with Indoor Drumlines. Played concert performances across Tennessee colleges and had various markings. Band Camp performance awards.

Marching Snare Drummer 10+ Years. Marching Bass Drummer 10+ Years. Marching Quads/Tenors 10+ Years. Drumset , Single and Double Bass Pedal 10+ Years. Marimba ( Beginner Levels ). Front ensemble instruments ( Timpani , bells , crash cymbals , anything that can be taught in school ). Reading and Writing . Sight Reading. Traditional and Matched Grip. Rudimental Training ( Beginner to Advanced ). Stick Height Training ( Accents and proper stick height ). Improv Training. Electronic Drums and VST and VSTi Plugins for them. Setting up live drum sets with mics for stage performances.


Rates and Studio Policies
Registration Fee: $25.00 (One-time lifetime registration fee may be used by all family members)

Rates for instruction:
30 minute private lesson: $39.00
45 minute private lesson: $49.00
60 minute private lesson: $59.00

Travel charge: additional $15.00 per visit (for lessons in a client's home as opposed to my studio)

1. Cancellation Policy
Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy
A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy
Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy
Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period
There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).

Lessons in your home

Matthew is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Matthew can provide online instruction. While other platforms are possible BAH strongly recommends the use of the Zoom video conferencing platform as it is optimized for music lessons and audio quality.