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My teaching team consists of myself, plus 2 outstanding teachers, Lee Press and Brian Del Guercio. All 3 of us offer drum lessons with the unique curriculum that I personally created and have been refining since 1996. We are the only team of drum teachers in NY who actually follow a specific curriculum…and it is a curriculum with a proven history of turning out excellent drummers!

 

Private Lesson Starter Program

Drum Lessons NY - Carda QuoteIf you would like to get a thorough sense of our teaching approach while learning a lot in the process, then the Private Lesson Starter Program is the perfect way to go. You will receive 3 private lessons with the teacher of your choice at a reduced hourly price. Together, you and your teacher will custom-tailor the scheduling of your 3 lessons. This introductory offer is open to any student who has not already done the Private Lesson Starter Program, a Single Lesson, or any other type of lesson or class with us.

Total beginners are welcome! The curriculum that we offer has an unparalleled track record of successfully teaching the drums to people with no previous experience. Sometimes beginners will attempt to “save money” by starting lessons somewhere else…but then after a couple of years, they realize that they haven’t effectively learned how to drum. So, in reality, their money was completely wasted! We have numerous students right now who have transferred from other local teachers and drumming schools. Together, we are working to undo the damage and get them back to square one. Don’t put yourself in that situation! If at all possible, start with us from the
beginning so that your money and time are truly well spent. Since 1996, hundreds of total beginners have worked
through my curriculum and ended up playing the drums impressively well. Many of them currently perform in bands
around New York and the rest of the country. Some of their drumming has been featured in commercials and major movies.

Advanced and professional drummers seeking specific assistance are also welcome! One such student has been
nominated multiple times for a Latin Grammy Award. Another was recently voted in Modern Drummer magazine as
the world’s #1 rock drummer.

Drum Lessons NY - Tricia QuoteThe Private Lesson Starter Program can be used as a short-term crash course, or as a way to get a reduced price on your first 3 lessons when beginning long-term drum studies. Either way, you can’t go wrong!

Location: The Private Lesson Starter Program is offered exclusively at my Queens drum studio, which is located a total of only 2 or 5 subway stops from midtown Manhattan, depending on which train you take.

Includes: 3 private lessons with the teacher of your choice (one hour each)

Price With Matt: $285 (comes out to $95 per lesson)
Price With Lee: $195 (comes out to $65 per lesson)
Price With Brian: $195 (comes out to $65 per lesson)

***You can read more about me, or about Lee and Brian, by clicking “The Team” in the main menu!
***Under “The Team” in the main menu, you can also access a page of guidelines to help you Choose Your Teacher.
***The regular prices, plus schedule and other info, are conveniently listed on the FAQ page.
***To hear a full interview with me, copy and paste the following line into your address bar:
http://theparadiddler.com/2013/06/25/interview-matt-ritter/


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Important Notes

*  The PayPal page and your credit card statement will say “UnBurying The Beater Productions,” which is my educational drum DVD company.

*  Once your payment is confirmed, you will receive a personal email from your teacher within 24 hours to say “hello” and to schedule the exact dates and times of your 3 lessons.

*  A Private Lesson Starter Program expires 90 days after the date of purchase, so please plan to use all 3 lessons within that time.

*  All lesson sales are final, and there are no refunds offered for unused lessons.

*  To reschedule any of the 3 lessons of your program, simply notify your teacher at least 24 hours before the scheduled lesson time. Canceling or missing a lesson with less than 24 hours notice will result in one of the 3 lessons being forfeited.

 

Matt is the most dedicated and passionate teacher I have ever known. He has guided my journey from a beginner drummer to an advanced student, assisted me to purchase my first Tama drum kit, to play live shows in a rock band in NYC, and record my first album with the band.

Having spoken with many of his other students, it is clear he is able to work with drummers of every skill level, assess and analyse strengths and weaknesses, and devise an appropriate well-thought-out curriculum to meet both short term and long term drumming needs for drummers of all levels.

Matt’s talent for drumming and drum teaching, gained from years of experience and knowledge, encompasses technique, reading, improvisation, all genres of music including rock’n’roll, heavy metal, jazz and funk, and extends beyond that with his generosity of heart and the constant encouragement he provides, which is an essential element for any competent and caring teacher.”

– Wilma K. (drummer for The Toxic Femmes)

 

Single Lesson

Drum Lessons NY - Anthony QuoteIf you would prefer just a small taste of our teaching style without committing to multiple meetings, then perhaps a Single Lesson would be the ideal solution. You will meet with the teacher of your choice for one hour and be “up-n-drumming” by the time you leave. In the process, you will get to see firsthand if this is the appropriate teacher for you.

A Note Of Caution: Most people find that they absolutely LOVE their first drumming lesson! If you think there’s a good chance you’ll end up being one of those people, then you might want to consider choosing the Private Lesson Starter Program instead of a Single Lesson. The Private Lesson Starter Program includes 3 intro lessons at a reduced price, and it is offered only to students who have never previously done any sort of lesson with us. You will no longer be eligible for that if you choose to do a Single Lesson. Be sure to give it some thought before making this choice!

Location: A Single Lesson with me is offered at my Manhattan studio as well as my Queens studio.
Single Lesson with Lee or Brian is offered only at my Queens Studio.
My Manhattan studio is located on West 30th Street, near 8th Avenue.
My Queens studio is located just 2 or 5 subway stops from midtown Manhattan, depending on which train you take.

Includes:  1 private lesson with the teacher of your choice (one hour long)

Manhattan Price with Matt:  $130
Queens Price with Matt:  $110
Queens Price with Lee:  $80
Queens Price with Brian:  $80

***You can read more about me, or about Lee and Brian, by clicking “The Team” in the main menu!
***Under “The Team” in the main menu, you can also access a page of guidelines to help you Choose Your Teacher.
***The regular prices, plus schedule and other info, are conveniently listed on the FAQ page.
***To hear a full interview with me, copy and paste the following line into your address bar:
http://theparadiddler.com/2013/06/25/interview-matt-ritter/


Select Teacher




Important Notes

*  The PayPal page and your credit card statement will say “UnBurying The Beater Productions,” which is my educational drum DVD company.

*  Once your payment is confirmed, you will receive a personal email from your teacher within 24 hours to say “hello” and to schedule the exact date and time of your Single Lesson.

*  A Single Lesson expires one year from the date of purchase, so please plan to use your lesson within that time.

*  All lesson sales are final, and there are no refunds offered for unused lessons.

*  To reschedule your Single Lesson, simply notify the teacher at least 24 hours before the scheduled lesson time. Canceling or missing the lesson with less than 24 hours notice will result in the lesson being forfeited.

 

Still have some questions about getting started with drumming? No problem! Send me a message, and I’ll get back to you promptly!

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