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

Teaching since:
1998

I am a professional jazz guitarist, singer-songwriter and teacher. I've been teaching music to students of all ages privately and in groups since 1998. After graduating from William Paterson University with a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance I spent 10 years in New York City working as a freelance musician and operating my own guitar studio. Since that time I have also been affiliated with several teaching studios, private schools, public schools and international schools. With a comprehensive background in Jazz, Classical and Rock guitar as well as electric bass, piano, music theory and voice; I am uniquely qualified to teach students of all ages and levels. I pride myself on being an organized and patient teacher who puts the needs of his students first.

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Experience

Volunteer Music Program Coordinator
Jul 2016 - Aug 2016
Jasmine School Athens Greece

Created and taught a music curriculum including guitar and hand drums. This was a volunteer program for refugee children in Athens. I raised money to purchase instruments for the school and am still involved in keeping the program running.

Guitar/Bass Teacher
Sep 2013 - Aug 2016
Franklin Public Schools

Taught Guitar and Bass lessons as part of the after school music program at Franklin High School.

Guitar Teacher
Jun 2004 - Jun 2006
Cari Cole Voice Studio New York City

Taught "Guitar Accompaniment for Singers" classes and private lessons.

Guitar Teacher
Apr 2004 - Jun 2005
Lyceum Kennedy International School New York City

Taught guitar classes to students ages 6-13

Guitar/Bass Teacher
Jun 2001 - Feb 2003
Chepachet Music

Taught Rock, Jazz and Classical Guitar as well as Electric Bass.

Music Teacher
Sep 2001 - Dec 2002
Center For Individualized Training and Education

Taught Music to special needs students. Included guitar, piano, percussion and music appreciation.

Education

Bachelors Degree of Music-Jazz Performance
Sep 1999 - May 2001
William Paterson University
Associates Degree of Music-Jazz Performance and Classical Performance
Sep 1997 - May 1999
Community College of RI

Awards

Presidential Scholarship
Sep 1999
William Paterson University
Bobby Hacket Award
May 1999
CCRI

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Rebecca Nov 5, 2016
Guitar · In home

Matt Macaulay has taught me guitar in his studio and at my home over the course of the last two years. He is a wonderful teacher, caring, thoughtful and thorough. I've had a lot of music teachers over the years but Matt stood out in his ability to provide organized and interesting teaching sessions which are well prepared for in advance and always entertaining. Matt is an amazing motivator and swiftly got me through the burdens of an early learning curve and into the fascinating world of music. I would warmly recommend him to anyone who is interested in learning - at any age - and is looking for a highly skilled and caring teacher!

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