- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Matthew has studied piano for over 20 years and has taught for over 10 years. Covering all styles you can expect a well rounded lesson with focus on theory and technique. Students will learn major and minor scales and keys and be able to identify chord types and shapes while reading music.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- March 2000
Matthew N. has been an educator and performer in the Chicago area and suburbs for over 15 years. Currently holding a studio of nearly 50 students he has become one of the area's many successful private instructors. Teaching piano, drums, and guitar Matthew can accommodate any student's needs and musical ambitions in those areas.
Matthew has studied at the collegiate level at the University of Iowa and holds a Bachelors in Percussion Performance. He has also been performing professionally at many of Chicago's finest venues for many years. Matthew is an audio engineer certified in Pro Tools and Logic Pro, which are industry standard programs. Students are able to record and learn the art of production as they learn their instrument if they so choose. This allows students to hear themselves and learn from their performance as well as share their passion with family and friends as they create music.
BM in Percussion Performance
University of Iowa
Dr. Dan Moore, Vern Spevak, Chic Evans, Ron Spaeth, Jim Dreier
Received Music Scholarship to attend U of Iowa
Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences
-Received Many Certifications and Degree
-Certified in Pro Tools Recording Software and others
*** Lesson Details ***
I encourage my students to pursue all types of music. I like to use “method books” to help with reading and music theory no matter which instrument they choose. I always use supplemental materials that follow the student’s interests and level. I often use technology in lessons to motivate and help students grow. For example, I use many apps for theory, note reading, and rhythm training.
A cancellation 24hrs in advance is always appreciated.
Teaching piano, drums, guitar in private and group classes.
Teaching piano, drums, guitar, songwriting, production, audio mixing, editing in private and group classes.
Mixing Techniques, signal flow, recording techniques, audio editing, live sound equipment, analog and digital recording techniques etc.
Matt taught me for a 3 month period and helped me drastically with learning how to improvise guitar solos. I can't thank Matt enough for his help in helping me with a rather unorthodox time to start getting lessons. Each week he told me to bring 3 songs with a guitar solo I would like to learn in different genres and each week we broke down the solos for me to practice and gather their techniques. Thank you so much Matt!Show More
My 9 year old son had his first session yesterday, and he loved it. Matthew is great, responsive and especially patient! My son is looking forward to having more sessions!
Matt is an amazing instructor. I highly recommend him.
Great instructor! My kids really enjoyed the session and now have direction for practice this week.
We had a great first lesson and we can't wait to keep learning. I am so grateful that he could come to my home so the kids can do homework while someone else is taking their lesson.
Matt brings his experience, knowledge & passion for teaching. He is patient and teaches with care.
Student: Kevin L.
Our first meet went very well. Jake likes working with Matthew and it is easy to follow his instructions.
Matthew is awesome, I have tried taking lesson twice before and he is by far the best instructor I’ve ever had. It’s nice to know he cares about his student as much as he cares about the music and instrument he is teaching. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for lessons!!!Show More
Matt is great. He is very patient and customizes his lessons to the students needs and interests. We have been using him for over two years and my teenage son has developed a passion for the piano and enjoys exploring and learning new concepts. He has learned the gambit of songs from classical to rock to pop and more. It is a pleasure to see my son take an interest in the piano and great to have a teacher that encourages him. Also,I get the benefit of enjoying beautiful music.Show More
Piece of work. Needs a mentor himself.
Matt was just awasome.I was excited! He was extremely careful and brief in his instructing and clarifications. I am exceptionally eager to proceed and figure out how to be a decent piano player. Extremely cheerful we discovered Matt and am energized by more lessons.
Great first lesson Thanks!
Matt was very knowledgeable and gave me a good starting point. I have never played before so this was a whole new experience. He arrived on time and was very efficient.
He knows his stuff. He is giving me instructions that will take me to the next level.
We really enjoyed the first lesson!!! Thank you!!!
We really enjoyed the first lesson!!! Thank you!!!
Matt is great we are very happy with him
Can't wait to start up again!
Cole is 10 and has already progressed. Matt is great with him, I would highly recommend him
Was great! Looking forward to the next one.
Matt was excellent! I was thrilled! He was very thorough and concise in his teaching and explanations. I am very excited to continue and learn to be a good piano player. Very happy we found Matt and am excited for more lessons.
Modern way of teaching kids.
Great lesson.! Very patient and knowledgeable.
Matt is very thorough boys love him very satisfied
My 6 year old is an active and social child, and has gone through 3 piano teachers. Matthew was friendly, patient, and engaging. My daughter was extremely excited about continuing lessons - which has never been the case.
Great lesson, thanks! Can't wait till the next one.
Wonderful lesson! I have been playing for many years, and feel totally confident he can teach me what I want to learn now. Could not be more excited!
Great lesson - very knowledgeable
He is a perfect match for us! He is very knowledgeable and has a very warm and open personality.