I was lucky enough to start teaching at the age of 14. One of my mentors, Jo Sallins, brought me all across New England teaching workshops in public schools. Meanwhile, my father Greg Garstka gave me the opportunity to teach privately at his music store Performance Music (in Westfield, MA). I soon fell in love with sharing my knowledge of the craft and this further inspired me to refine my skills and go beyond. I remain passionate about teaching, which is why I created this site to begin with. I wanted to give aspiring drummers an advanced education at a very affordable price. My focus with these lessons is as much about how to practice most effectively as it is about the materials.
Transcriptions are crucial for looking into how a player builds their parts and performances. Matt gives us a variety of transcriptions from his musical works over the years. Dive in and learn it all!