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Matthew A.
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Trumpet Lessons with an expert teacher with 20+ years experience
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lessons with Matthew are personalized, organized, and fun! With a proven track record of success (many former students have gone on to study at major universities or conservatories and enjoy professional careers in music), Matthew will help guide you on your path, no matter your experience level. From the first notes to preparing for a life-changing audition, Matthew has the experience, both as a professional player and as an educator, to help you achieve your goals.
About Matthew A.

Matthew, based in Los Angeles and Cincinnati, has performed and recorded with many of the biggest names in the music industry. A short list of his credits includes The Who, Aretha Franklin, The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Disney, Marvel Universe, Bootsy Collins, and many more. Matthew's compositions and collaborations have been heard on every major TV network and have topped the pop music charts. This wide variety of experience informs Matthew as a teacher, allowing him to help prepare students to successfully perform in any genre. Matthew has studied with many teachers, with many different ideas on how to play the trumpet. The concept which is common to all of them is, “What can I do to make you sound fantastic?” Matthew was fortunate to have studied with William Adam and many of his students. As each student presents unique challenges, goals, and experience, Matthew has multiple ways of addressing the needs of any trumpet player. Every student will be introduced to a few concepts that are at the core of Matthew's playing and teaching philosophy. Key points to my teaching philosophy: Sound: If you cannot produce a beautiful sound, nothing else matters. Having all the technique in the world, a superior high range, or lightning quick articulation cannot cover a poor, thin sound. Give the listener a full, rich sound to listen to and enjoy! Fundamentals: The faster we try to hurry our playing the more we get in our own way. A daily reminder of simple fundamentals will keep your playing rooted and set you up for success. This includes scales, arpeggios, lip slurs, flow studies, and pronunciation exercises all done with a fantastic sound. Music: This is the reason why we do fundamentals to make the music making easier. Every student will constantly be working on a solo, etude, or transcription to develop their musical instincts. Never forget this is fun! Make a statement with your playing! Listening: Each student will be responsible for listening to great musicians, trumpeters, vocalists, violinists, cellists, anyone. The point is to get the sound and musical conviction in your mind. With resources like Youtube, Spotify, and iTunes, there is so much music available right at your fingertips. Matthew is a Powell Trumpets Endorsing Artist.

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Matthew A.
Teaches Online
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Trumpet Lessons with an expert teacher with 20+ years experience
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lessons with Matthew are personalized, organized, and fun! With a proven track record of success (many former students have gone on to study at major universities or conservatories and enjoy professional careers in music), Matthew will help guide you on your path, no matter your experience level. From the first notes to preparing for a life-changing audition, Matthew has the experience, both as a professional player and as an educator, to help you achieve your goals.
About Matthew A.

Matthew, based in Los Angeles and Cincinnati, has performed and recorded with many of the biggest names in the music industry. A short list of his credits includes The Who, Aretha Franklin, The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Disney, Marvel Universe, Bootsy Collins, and many more. Matthew's compositions and collaborations have been heard on every major TV network and have topped the pop music charts. This wide variety of experience informs Matthew as a teacher, allowing him to help prepare students to successfully perform in any genre. Matthew has studied with many teachers, with many different ideas on how to play the trumpet. The concept which is common to all of them is, “What can I do to make you sound fantastic?” Matthew was fortunate to have studied with William Adam and many of his students. As each student presents unique challenges, goals, and experience, Matthew has multiple ways of addressing the needs of any trumpet player. Every student will be introduced to a few concepts that are at the core of Matthew's playing and teaching philosophy. Key points to my teaching philosophy: Sound: If you cannot produce a beautiful sound, nothing else matters. Having all the technique in the world, a superior high range, or lightning quick articulation cannot cover a poor, thin sound. Give the listener a full, rich sound to listen to and enjoy! Fundamentals: The faster we try to hurry our playing the more we get in our own way. A daily reminder of simple fundamentals will keep your playing rooted and set you up for success. This includes scales, arpeggios, lip slurs, flow studies, and pronunciation exercises all done with a fantastic sound. Music: This is the reason why we do fundamentals to make the music making easier. Every student will constantly be working on a solo, etude, or transcription to develop their musical instincts. Never forget this is fun! Make a statement with your playing! Listening: Each student will be responsible for listening to great musicians, trumpeters, vocalists, violinists, cellists, anyone. The point is to get the sound and musical conviction in your mind. With resources like Youtube, Spotify, and iTunes, there is so much music available right at your fingertips. Matthew is a Powell Trumpets Endorsing Artist.

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I have been taking lessons with Matt for several years, and I definitely recommend him as a teacher for students that are willing to practice often and are excited about becoming good trumpet players! He always has a variety of material for teaching every skill, whether it's range, jazz improvisation, or orchestral playing.

Posted Dec 29, 2021
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Matt is as good as it gets. He cares and invests in every student. He is a versatile, world class performer in many styles and practices what he teaches. I highly recommend him to any aspiring player!

Posted Dec 28, 2021
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Matthew is a diligent teacher, fully invested in our student’s success! We cannot recommend his highly enough. On top of being a great teacher, he’s a great performer and a wonderful person. If you want a first rate teacher, look no further!!

Posted Dec 27, 2021
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