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With most of my music students, we focus on several key areas to ensure success of overall technique and knowledge: WARM-UPs, SCALES, MUSIC THEORY, SIGHT-READING, and PREPARED SONGS. I tailor my approach and style to each student. Although I'm very detail-oriented with lessons and followup, I'm constantly in search of finding FUN ways to make sure the student is enjoying the journey. I also prefer to work on a song that the STUDENT wants to learn. It's music, and it should be fun!
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I've been a lifelong musician, and love finding unique and fun ways to motivate my students. I've worked with most styles of music before, and arranged music for many as well, so I'm very comfortable helping students with a variety of disciplines and interests. My professional experience in both the civilian and military music communities has given me an open-minded yet direct approach to WHAT you should learn, and HOW to develop each student's individual skills. I'm able to teach most students to an advanced level.
Music Director for Calvary Chapel. Also serves as a pianist, drummer, vocalist, and audio engineer for services and special events.
Responsible for managing, scheduling, and rehearsing multiple music groups: jazz ensemble, big band, dixieland band, rock band, brass quintet, and other impromptu ensembles that were utilised for unique events.
In addition to serving as a music director, I also performed as a pianist, percussionist, and vocalist for a variety of events and venues throughout the United States and internationally.
Completed the coursework and successful completion to become a Unit Leader (music director) in the Marine Corps Music Program.
Successful completion of various Marine auditions and military training, with entrance into the Marine Corps Band field as a Pianist and auxiliary percussionist.
The National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) is the most widely used coach training program in the nation, having trained more than 3 million coaches since its inception in 1981. The NYSCA training is available online for coaches to complete at their convenience; and it&rsquo;s also offered on site in more than 3,000 communities nationwide.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.
· Drum · In home Matt is a wonderful instructor! My son loves him & has improved so much In just 3 lessons! I highly recommend him!
· Saxophone · In studio Matt is an intuitive teacher who is able to read the student and meet him at his level. He is clearly highly proficient as a musician himself and has a clear talent in sharing his expertise in a clear and practical way to the student.
· Piano · In home My 7-year old daughter Kelsey has been receiving piano and vocal instruction from Matt for several months now. This is her first time taking music lessons, and already she is perfecting her first piano song, as well as a couple of songs she has learned to sing. In her own words, Kelsey describes Matt as a "kind and responsible teacher who always makes sure his students do the right thing, and is a great teacher." We are very thankful to have found Matt, and he is well qualified to teach a music student of any age.
· Piano · Online Matt is an excellent teacher, very knowledgeable and talented. He is also very patient and is available to help. I hadn't played piano for 20 years and since we started a couple years ago I have learned a lot and am very encouraged.
· Guitar · In home Matt is an excellent music teacher. His techniques and methods provide a strong foundation on which to build on. I had never learned how to strum properly, and in just a few weeks, I was able to markedly improve my abilities on the guitar. His weekly notes have been incredibly helpful, and he is consistently kind, professional, and reliable. I would recommend Matt to anyone seeking a quality music teacher!
· Drum · In home I have made significant progress with Matt. He tailors lessons to fit your goals.
· Guitar · In home Matt is a great teacher! We switched to him from another instructor and it was the best decision we could have made. I've noticed an amazing improvement in my child's progress. Matt is very knowledgeable and professional, and also flexible with scheduling which I greatly appreciate.
· Vocal Training · In home Matt is professional, talented and a terrific teacher. My kids do drums, keyboard and vocals with him. He's a gem!
· Christian Gospel · In studio Matt is an excellent music teacher. I would recommend him for anyone!!
· Piano · In studio Matt is an amazing teacher! He loves what he does and will impart that love with anyone he comes in contact with! A blessing to know him!