Teaching People To Drum Since 1996

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No matter how much you analyze someone’s website, or how many reviews you read, the only way to really know if a drum teacher is a good match for you is to try them out for yourself. That’s why I offer every new student an opportunity to begin drum lessons at a reduced price while getting to know me as a teacher!

 

Private Lesson Starter Program

Drum Lessons NY - Carda QuoteIf you would like to get a thorough sense of my teaching style 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 me at a reduced hourly price. Together, we will custom-tailor the scheduling of our 3 lessons as well as the course of study itself. 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 me.

Total beginners are welcome! I have an unparalleled track record of successfully teaching the drums to people with no previous experience. Sometimes beginners will attempt to “save money” by starting with a different teacher…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! I have numerous students right now who have transferred to me 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 me from the beginning so that
your money and time are truly well spent. Since 1996, hundreds of total beginners have started with me 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 of mine
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 me (one hour each)

Reduced Price:  $285

***My normal prices, plus my schedule and other info, are all conveniently listed on my FAQ page.
***Be sure to also visit the Compatibility Quiz page to found out if we would be a good match.
***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/





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 me within 24 hours to say “hello” and to schedule the exact dates and times of our 3 lessons together.

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

*  To cancel your Private Lesson Starter Program and receive a refund of your payment, you must notify me at least 24 hours before our first scheduled lesson.

*  To reschedule any of the 3 lessons of your program, simply notify me 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 my teaching style without committing to multiple meetings, then perhaps a Single Lesson would be the ideal solution. We will meet for one hour and get you “up-n-drumming” by the time you leave. In the process, you will get to see firsthand if I am 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 me. 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: The Single Lesson is offered at both my Queens studio and my Manhattan studio.
My Queens studio is located just 2 or 5 subway stops from midtown Manhattan, depending on which train you take.
My Manhattan studio is located on West 30th Street, near 8th Avenue.

Includes:  1 private lesson with me (one hour long)

Queens Price:  $110
Manhattan Price:  $130

***My normal prices, plus my schedule and other info, are all conveniently listed on my FAQ page.
***Be sure to also visit the Compatibility Quiz page to found out if we would be a good match.
***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 me 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.

*  To cancel your Single Lesson and receive a refund of your payment, you must notify me at least 24 hours before our scheduled lesson.

*  To reschedule your Single Lesson, simply notify me 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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