SLMA & Tama Present Matt Garstka Drum Clinic

May is going to be an amazing and heart-racing month as we’ve some exciting events taking place!

Hot in the heels of the recent announcement of Jeff Berlin’s bass clinic, we now have Matt Garstka of Animals As Leaders gracing our shores!

Profiled by DRUM! magazine as a “prog-metal wunderkind”, Berklee-graduate Garstka has had an impressive music history. His father is a guitarist and a music store owner; he got involved in drums at a young age of 8. After graduating from Berklee, Garstka joined Tosin Abasi’s instrumental progressive metal band Animals As Leaders. The 26-year-old is that impressive that he was featured in Modern Drummer’s March 2015 issue and is described by the magazine as thriving “in that place where technique and feel coexist.”

Garstka’s YouTube channel ( features several videos of him doing clinics and short lesson videos and further cements his talents not just as a drummer but also a passionate educator.

“Most times, it’s not that others don’t believe in you, it’s that they don’t believe in themselves and they project that fear of failure onto you. You have to be able to stay true to your visions. With passion and discipline, the world will conspire to bring your dreams to fruition.” – Matt Garstka

We look forward to have you join us in this exciting clinic brought to you by SLMA and Tama. Follow this link to secure your spot now! (UPDATE: Registration for the clinic is now closed as we are full!)


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