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Matthew A.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Learn to play violin from a professional jazz violinist living in New Orleans
Hello! My is Matt, and I am a professional jazz violinist living in New Orleans. I have experience teaching a wide range of skill levels and ages - I am happy to work with beginner kids and adults, as well as intermediate and advanced players of all ages. As I kid learned to read music and play violin classically, but as I grew up I moved on to playing violin in all sorts of genres (rock, blues, hip-hop, reggae, jazz), so I can comfortably teach on or off the page in whatever genre/style fits the your preferences. Do you want to go the classical route and learn to read music? I can help with that. Are you interested in branching out into non-classical genres and learning music by ear? I can teach you to do that, too. I know that everybody learns differently, and I enjoy figuring out what teaching style fits every individual student best.
About Matthew A.

Hello there fiddle players and violinists! My name is Matt, and I play the violin (or the fiddle, depending on the gig!). I currently reside and perform regularly in New Orleans, one of the most musical cities in the United States. I grew up playing classically and reading music, but it was not long before I moved into playing with rock, blues, and hip-hop bands. When I discovered jazz as a teenager I delved in deeply into the genre, becoming fully committed to learning how to perform it on the violin. I have since studied with many of the most accomplished jazz violinists in the US and Europe, and toured and performed around the country in a number of different bands. I most often perform in gypsy jazz, swing, and traditional New Orleans jazz bands, but I am also comfortable playing country, western swing, and bluegrass - and I continue to play classically as well. I have years of experience teaching violin in a flexible way that takes the students unique interests and needs into account. Traditional violin teaching methods can yield great results for some students (and I am happy to go that route when desired) but I am also in favor of a balanced approach that not only focuses on reading music, but also spends time on ear training, improvising, and playing music from a variety of non-classical genres tailored to the students interests.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2013

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Teaches ages 5+

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Matthew A.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Learn to play violin from a professional jazz violinist living in New Orleans
Hello! My is Matt, and I am a professional jazz violinist living in New Orleans. I have experience teaching a wide range of skill levels and ages - I am happy to work with beginner kids and adults, as well as intermediate and advanced players of all ages. As I kid learned to read music and play violin classically, but as I grew up I moved on to playing violin in all sorts of genres (rock, blues, hip-hop, reggae, jazz), so I can comfortably teach on or off the page in whatever genre/style fits the your preferences. Do you want to go the classical route and learn to read music? I can help with that. Are you interested in branching out into non-classical genres and learning music by ear? I can teach you to do that, too. I know that everybody learns differently, and I enjoy figuring out what teaching style fits every individual student best.
About Matthew A.

Hello there fiddle players and violinists! My name is Matt, and I play the violin (or the fiddle, depending on the gig!). I currently reside and perform regularly in New Orleans, one of the most musical cities in the United States. I grew up playing classically and reading music, but it was not long before I moved into playing with rock, blues, and hip-hop bands. When I discovered jazz as a teenager I delved in deeply into the genre, becoming fully committed to learning how to perform it on the violin. I have since studied with many of the most accomplished jazz violinists in the US and Europe, and toured and performed around the country in a number of different bands. I most often perform in gypsy jazz, swing, and traditional New Orleans jazz bands, but I am also comfortable playing country, western swing, and bluegrass - and I continue to play classically as well. I have years of experience teaching violin in a flexible way that takes the students unique interests and needs into account. Traditional violin teaching methods can yield great results for some students (and I am happy to go that route when desired) but I am also in favor of a balanced approach that not only focuses on reading music, but also spends time on ear training, improvising, and playing music from a variety of non-classical genres tailored to the students interests.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2013

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

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Has background check

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