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441 Main Street
Keene, NH

Founded in 2010 by Jason Koerber, Elm City Music is committed to providing the greater Mondadnock Region with quality private music instruction.  Our location is convenient, clean, and relaxing.  Private instruction is available in Piano, Voice, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Recorder, Trombone, Trumpet,  French Horn, Guitar, Drum Set & Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, Upright and Electric Bass, Music Theory and Improvisation.  All of our instructors are well versed in all styles/genres of music and are adept at tailoring the lessons to fit the student's level & learning style.  We welcome students of all ages and abilities.  From beginners to advanced, our faculty will help you achieve your musical goals.  All our instructors perform professionally & incorporate performance into their curriculum.

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Drums & Percussion


Michael Day is Elm City Music's Percussion Teacher.  Michael has been teaching music in the North Middlesex (MA) School District since 2002 working with students in grades five through twelve. He also coaches the award winning percussion section of the NM Marching Band, and founded a middle school percussion ensemble. Prior to this appointment, he taught percussion for the wind ensemble at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute under the direction of Frank Battisti, conducting the percussion ensemble at Tanglewood's Seiji Ozawa Hall. Mr. Day is a graduate of Boston University, having studied timpani with Tim Genis, and percussion with Richard Flannigan. Mr. Day plays regularly with the Keene Chamber Orchestra, Monadnock Chorus, and the Windham Symphony, and has played in numerous other ensembles throughout the northest. While he specializes in timpani and classical percussion, his work with student includes drumset and world drumming.  Michael has been a resident of East Swanzey, New Hampshire since 2004. To schedule a lesson with Michael please call 603-762-0133 or



Matthew Marzola is pursuing a double Major in Music Performance and Music Technology at Keene State College. As a student of UFIP cymbal artist John Medeiros Jr. and world renown performer and Berklee College of Music professor Dave DiCenso, Matthew has performed in countless music venues across the east coast with some of the finest musicians in the area including two time Grammy Award winning and three time nominee blues singer and guitarist Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson in New York City. Matthew is a versatile musician experienced and versed in limitless musical styles including blues, jazz, classical, funk, rock/pop, RnB, hip hop, alternative, and hard rock. Matthew has appeared on stage performing in varying musical situations such as orchestras, concert bands, percussion ensembles, musical theatre pit bands, small jazz combos and big bands, dance and wedding bands, DCI marching bands, and WGI indoor percussion groups. Outside of percussion, Matthew is a multi-instrumentalist with performing and educational experience on the electric bass, guitar, and piano and is also a college tutor of musical theory. As an educator, Matthew currently resides as the instructor of percussion at Manchester West High school, and teaches private lessons at Elm City Music & out of his home studio in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Matthew’s instruction ranges from basic pedagogy and technique to audition preparation and to advanced musical vocabulary and concepts in multiple percussion idioms including mallet percussion, marching percussion, classical percussion, and jazz and contemporary music on the drum set. As a firm believer in versatility, Matthew instils musical freedom and creativity in his students to assure career success and artistic expression. To schedule a lesson with Matthew please call 603-762-0133 or

Michael Day's online Percussion Lessons

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