Matt Hatty

Matt H.

Brooklyn, NY
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About

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

Teaching since:
2010

Hello and welcome!

My name is Matt and my goal is to create an enjoyable, safe environment for you to learn as effectively as possible. Music is hard work but it is the most fun when you are improving and doing what you want! Having been through years of many types of music lessons, a master's program and worked in music publishing, I know that what is most important it is to have a mentor who is thoughtful and open to honest conversations about goals, needs, and interests--- someone who invests and goes the extra mile to help you succeed--- someone who inspires and challenges you. This focused, collaborative approach to education is rare but of utmost importance to my style.

I'm first and foremost a composer with interest in using these skills to encourage you to discover and achieve your goals in composition, theory, or beginning piano: additionally I'm in the very beginning stages of developing these ideas into a mobile/web application to further encourage consistent learning habits outside of lessons.

I look forward to meeting with you!

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Experience

Private Music Instructor
Jun 2010 - Present
Studio

Band Camp Instructor
Aug 2010 - Aug 2012
Trenton High School

Orchestration Teaching Assistant
Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
Bowling Green State University

Education

Composition
Sep 2018 - Present
The Juilliard School
Ear Training
Sep 2018 - Present
The Juilliard School
Harmony / Creative Strategies
Jul 2018 - Sep 2018
Berklee Online
Music Theatre
Sep 2015 - Jun 2017
BMI Lehman Engle Workshop
Composition
Sep 2010 - May 2012
Bowling Green State University
Music
Sep 2006 - May 2010
Hillsdale College

Awards

BMI Student Composer Award
Jun 2010
Broadcast Music Incorporated

Photos & Videos

Bach Chorale Reduction

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3 Reviews

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Jon Sep 19, 2018
Composition · Online

Awesome teacher. Very knowledgeable and fun

Brandon Sep 10, 2018
Piano · In home

Matthew is an excellent teacher with a ton of patience, as well. Coming into our first lesson, I had some beginner experience, but it had been a while since I actively played the piano. His lessons focus on assuring that the fundamentals are understood, then progressively building into more difficult pieces and even some theory. I would definitely recommend, as I am still taking lessons weekly!

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Chris Sep 5, 2018
Composition · In home

Matt has a better understanding of how to analyze and explain compositional theory and techniques for me as his student than any other source I’ve found. He’s patient, intuitive of your level of understanding, and extremely knowledgeable not just about theory but the meaning and artistic expression that composition on this level has to offer. Thanks Matt!

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