Lessons are available in the New York/New Jersey area or via Skype. They are geared towards accomplishing the student's musical goals as well as developing a personal vocabulary, sound, and touch on the instrument and strengthening creative timekeeping abilities. Focus is placed on rudiments, reading music, snare solos and etudes, 4-way coordination studies, brushwork, mastery of various styles and feels, transcriptions, and playing along with recordings. It can be helpful to come with a list of questions.

In addition to teaching individual and ensemble lessons, Matt Slocum has also worked with students through teaching masterclasses and clinics at programs such as Berklee College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Brubeck Institute, San Francisco State University, University of Southern California, University of Minnesota, Los Angeles High School For the Arts, Cuesta College, Saddleback College, McNally-Smith College, Sonoma State University, Jazzreach, and the University of the Arts. He has a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Southern California.