Drum, Singing, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Songwriting, Speaking Voice
Heralded as “a smart, tasteful, and genuine singer” and “a consummate multi-instrumentalist,” Matthew continues to perform and broaden his range of musical experiences through diverse engagement in both the classical and non-conventional realms. Matthew has had the great privilege of performing around the world and working with some of today’s brightest and most acclaimed singers, ensembles, and conductors such as Leon Botstein, Dale Duesing, Karen Brunssen, James Hall, Warren Jones, Phyllis Hoffman, Pro Arte and VOCES8.
As an educator, Matthew's 10+ years of teaching experience in voice and drums has brought him to work with young musicians of all ages and skill types. Matthew's approach is technique driven, while at the same time, expressive, musically sensitive, and fun! Matthew's voice students will learn English and foreign language diction, ear training and sight-singing, proper posture, stage presence, confidence, and healthy vocal production suitable for all styles of singing. Drum students will learn the importance of snare drum rudiments, how to read drum charts, the nuances of various styles, as well as, develop dexterity and increase muscular function and independence.
Matthew holds a BM in vocal performance from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin, an Honors Certificate from the IES European Society & Culture Program in Vienna, Austria, and is a two-time 1st Place winner of the Wisconsin National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition.
BM Vocal Performance - Lawrence Conservatory of Music
Voice Teaching and Performing - 10 years
Drum Teaching, Performing and Recording - 15 years
Music Theory & Composition Professor and Private Tutor - 7 years
Owner and operator of Mother Brother Studios - Full production & recording facility servicing all genres and styles.
Drum, Music Theory, Percussion
I hold a Bachelors degree in Music Performance, and am currently in classes towards my Masters of Music Education. With over 10 years of private teaching under my belt, I'm prepared to teach students of all kinds and ages.
At my studio I have 2 drum sets set up for teacher and student, headphones for playalong, a library of books and music, and recording capabilities. I have an electric bass that I like to use to playalong with students to give them the feel of playing with another non-drummer musician.
Students can learn their favorite music, or get help with music for school or other ensembles they're a part of.
I absolutely do NOT favor one style over the other. I simply teach music and approach it all with the same level of passion. Rock, jazz, Funk, afro-cuban, rudimental snare, metal... it's all good with me.
Some previous students have gone on to pass college auditions and study music. ALL previous students have had a great time learning music in a fun environment with a caring, passionate, and knowledgeable teacher.
Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Piano, Classical Guitar, Flute, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Speaking Voice
Hi! My name is Barry and I have been teaching for over 10 years in the Fairfield County, CT area. I have had success teaching all ages, styles and abilities, from the most gifted to the physically impaired. I grew up listening to a tremendously wide range of music, and have studied classical flute, rock, jazz and classical guitar, and even the japanese shakuhachi, with some of the great minds of the instruments. I graduated high honors from Queens College with a Masters' in composition, and have had works performed by major acts in the contemporary classical scene. In jazz, I have shared the stage and recording studio with the likes of Marc Ribot and William Parker; I have quite a bit of experience as a performer that I bring to my teaching. My passion for music is addictive; I have turned the least motivated students into consummate music lovers. My goal is to find a student's personal musical voice so they have the opportunity to discover where THEIR musical passion lies. Whether it be country, rock and roll, or classical, the long term goal is to both teach the student what they love, as well as expand their musical horizons to discover things they may never have thought they would love.
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