Hi! My name is Matthew Thompson and I would love to help you with your drumming goals! Whether you're just starting out for the first time, an experienced player looking to take it to the next level, or simply looking for a fresh set of ideas to be inspired by, drum lessons can be a great way to open up your playing. I have lived and breathed drums my entire life and spend my days teaching, playing, and recording.
I have had the honor of working performing with people such as John Waite, Michael Anthony (formerly of Van Halen), producer Mike Clink (Guns n Roses, Heart), and JR Richards (lead vocalist of Dishwalla). Having attended both Berklee School of Music in Boston and Musicians Institute in Hollywood, I have earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance. Studying with renown drummers such as Gregg Bissonette and Jeff Bowders has left me with an education and passion for music that I look forward to sharing with you.
I have years of experience teaching kids and adults of all ages. Currently, my youngest is 7 and oldest is 69.
I have a studio set up with 2 drums sets and plenty of speaker power (incase things get loud!) OR I would be happy to come to you!