Matt Couzens

Matt C.

Oakland, CA

About Matt C.

Matt teaches: Ages 18 and up
Teaching since: January 1998
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

I play and teach all saxophones, clarinet, and piano (jazz and classical). I also teach composition, arranging, song writing, theory musicianship, ear training, improvisation, audition preparation, and performance.

I have many years of playing and teaching experience and degrees in music. I love teaching and do my best to use the music that the students love to keep them interested an engaged.

References and letters of recommendation available upon request.

Education

BA
Sep 1998 - Jun 2000
Sonoma State University
AA
Sep 1994 - Jun 1998
Santa Rosa Junior COllege

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

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Misha Mar 14, 2017
· Saxophone · In studio Super knowledgeable and really fun to practice with. I feel like I really learned the music I wanted to learn and not what "the teacher wanted to teach me"-- yet at the same time I learned way more about music and reading notes, something I always dreaded before, than I ever thought possible. He really has an incredible way of teaching you deeply about music through the songs and styles YOU love!! Thank you for such a memorable experience Matt!!!
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Janet-Lee Mar 13, 2017
· Piano · In home Matt is an incredible musician and teacher. Not only have I had the privilege of watching him play live and witness how captivated the audience is by how he commands the saxophone, I've also taken piano lessons from Matt. He is a grounding force. His patience and ability to understand my learning desires makes me feel both safe and excited to continue to learn and play under his guidance. I highly recommend anyone desiring to try out the saxophone, clarinet, or piano for the first time, come back after not taking lessons for 10 years, or been playing for a lifetime but yearning to glean new wisdom, whether it be theory or style, that you take a lesson from Matt. His experience, wisdom, patience, kind spirit, and ability to make learning fun is a unique combination that I am grateful to have found all in one teacher.
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