Mathew Burri

Mathew B.

Homewood, IL
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Lesson Details

Upright Bass

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I start with developing a musical voice via the George Vance Methods before moving on to repertoire and technique building. Once basic skills are acquired, etudes, orchestral excerpts, and solo literature can be introduced based on student interest.

For Jazz students, I still like to start with bowing to develop the ear and basic skills. After this, walking lines, jazz theory, and soloing is introduced.
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Mathew delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+ and special needs

Teaching since:
March 2008

Currently residing in Homewood, IL to play downtown with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, I am looking to continue my passion of teaching in this exciting new city. My wife and I have relocated from Bloomington Indiana, where I was an Associate Instructor for the Jacobs School of Music. I have always enjoyed learning new instruments to get new musical perspectives; I have studied String Bass, Electric Bass, Guitar, Piano, Voice, Drums/Percussion,
and even the Viol de Gamba (Google it!).


Bass Player
Jul 2017 - Present
Civic Orchestra of Chicago

Play in the Chicago Symphony Center as a member of the string bass section.

Bass Player
Aug 2015 - Jul 2017
Muncie Symphony/Columbus Indiana Philharmonic

I was lucky enough to get two contracts with great local orchestras while studying at IU!

Associate Instructor
Dec 2014 - Jun 2017
Indiana University

Teach elective string bass lessons for Jacobs School of Music

Guitar Teacher
Mar 2013 - Aug 2014
Legato Music School

Guitar lessons for students age 8-13


MM-Double Bass Performance
Aug 2014 - May 2016
Indiana University Jacob's School of Music
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2008 - Dec 2012
San Jose State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

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Solo Bass
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1 Review

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Sally W. Jun 19, 2013
Guitar ·

Matt is an excellent guitar teacher. I highly recommend him.

Matt has been teaching guitar to my 12 year old son for several months now. My sons' guitar playing has improved greatly since his lessons with Matt. He's playing with a lot more confidence, thanks to Matt's influence.

Matt is always on time and has a wonderful way with people. My son feels very comfortable with him. They collaborate on songs together and it is important to Matt that Jude be engaged in his guitar practice.

We're thrilled with Matt and I highly recommend him as a teacher.
Any aspiring guitar player would be lucky to have Matt as a teacher!

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