Matt Hatty

Matt H.

Brooklyn, NY
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Lesson Details

Music Theory

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I know what it's like to need a mentor, and not just a teacher. Having been through music school and developing my own approaches to problems, I'm devoted to creating custom content and exercises, and research for your growth- the curriculum is based on your goals. Additionally, I'm continuing my education through Berklee online and Juilliard evening division to distill the best available information for you.
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Matt delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

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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Private Music Instructor
Jun 2010 - Present

Band Camp Instructor
Aug 2010 - Aug 2012
Trenton High School

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


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
Sep 2010 - May 2012
Bowling Green State University
Sep 2006 - May 2010
Hillsdale College


BMI Student Composer Award
Jun 2010
Broadcast Music Incorporated

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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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