Greg Matteson

Greg M.

Astoria, NY

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About

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Greg delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 2008

I am an experienced pianist, accompanist, director, and arranger. I have played for wedding ceremonies and cocktail hours, galas, parties, recitals, recordings, musicals, competitions, and private lessons. Directing experience includes musicals and shows, professional and student choirs, and high-caliber collegiate a cappella. As an instructor I specialize in group and private lessons in piano, voice, trumpet, and theory, as well as chorus and band.

In all of these settings I have made and used original transcriptions and arrangements for various instrumentations, including brass ensemble, marching band, solo piano, 4-hand piano, solo instrument and piano, voice and piano, and a cappella voices.

I am based in NYC, but I can provide many services via the internet, such as transcriptions, engravings and copyist work, arrangements and orchestrations, and in some cases private lessons via video call.

Please contact me with any questions you have! Thank you.

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Experience

Adjunct Faculty
Aug 2015 - May 2017
New York University

As an adjunct faculty member, I taught group and private piano to undergraduate and graduate students. Many had never played before or had only limited experience, but some were quite advanced. For group piano, required for all music majors to complete, I taught from a detailed and carefully laid out curriculum. I also tutored students in Music Theory, Ear Training, Music History, and other related subjects.

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Music Teacher
May 2015 - Aug 2015
Music & Arts

At Music & Arts, a chain music store and lessons facility with locations all across the country, I taught piano, voice, trumpet, and music theory.

Piano Teacher
Jan 2013 - May 2015
Atlanta Music Academy

Atlanta Music Academy is one of the top music institutions in the Greater Atlanta area, providing rigorous music lessons for students both in their facility and in students' homes. In my own studio, with students ranging in age and experience, I taught from my own detailed curricula catered to each student and prepared kids for recitals, competitions, and festivals, where they consistently received highest marks.

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Education

M.M. in Piano Performance, concentration in Collaborative Piano
Aug 2015 - May 2017
NYU Steinhardt
B.A. in Music (Piano Performance)
Aug 2010 - May 2013
Emory University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

A video from my graduate recital. Here I'm playing Francis Poulenc's  Sonata for Flute and Piano with a fantastic flautist I met at NYU.
Conducting the a cappella vocal group Cloud 9, which I founded while living in Atlanta.

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Here I am playing for a wedding - of two of my best friends! I had such a blast.

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Playing some Chopin Etudes!

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Performing with Dooley Noted at Emory University circa 2013. So lucky to sing and work with these talented people!

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I wrote this arrangement for my girlfriend and got some of my closest and most talented friends to perform it with me!
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2 Reviews

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Susan Jun 5, 2017
Piano · In home

I feel I've learned a lot studying with Greg Matteson. My lessons were very enjoyable and always interesting. They were also productive, because my practicing was productive - I always knew exactly how I was supposed to practice. This seems so obvious, but sometimes teachers don't give enough specific instructions, and you don't make as much progress. I mainly wanted classical, but we also did a little jazz and chords/theory. I appreciated that he offered this. Highly recommend!

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Gillian Jun 4, 2017
Piano · In home

Greg is an amazing teacher! He tailors his lessons to what I want to learn and is accommodating with scheduling. I highly recommend taking lessons with him!

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