- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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.
- 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!).
Play in the Chicago Symphony Center as a member of the string bass section.
I was lucky enough to get two contracts with great local orchestras while studying at IU!
Teach elective string bass lessons for Jacobs School of Music
Guitar lessons for students age 8-13
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!