Matthew Brady
Alexandria, VA
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Matthew Brady

Matthew B.

Alexandria, VA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Lessons are flexible to student interest. Expectations for practice and technique are consistent and clear. Practice materials and curriculum are catered to individual needs, focusing on the minimization of practice time through objective and effective strategies. Lessons can be recorded.

About Matthew B.

Originally from the Jersey Shore, Matthew is an educator and active freelance musician in the tri-state area. He received his bachelors degree in music education from the Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University) before completing his masters degree in music performance from the Steinhardt School (New York University).

Matt has studied piano since the age of seven, covering a variety of genres including classical, jazz, musical theater, and pop. While attending Rutgers, he regularly performed and was a featured soloist with the graduate-level Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Opera Orchestra; performance highlights and venues include Avery Fischer Hall, Symphony Space, NJPAC, and the Kimmel Center (Philadelphia). He has studied with contemporary leaders in oboe performance (Matthew Sullivan, Jonathan Blumenfeld, Nathan Hughes, Geoffrey Burgess) as well as a variety of classical and jazz pianists (Karina Bruk, Andy Milne).

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Cahara P.
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My daughter said she really enjoyed herself and can't wait to see you again

Posted Jun 14, 2016
Vivi
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Very knowledgeable, patient, kind , fun, energetic instructor. I will refer him to anyone.

Posted Jun 10, 2016
Sophia
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Sophia, my six year old, had her first lesson this evening with Matthew. He was extremely attentive and understood very quickly where she was level-wise and was able to tailor a lesson without hesitation. She really enjoyed her time and I think she got a lot out of it. She can't wait for next week.

Posted May 5, 2016
Daniel M.
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Just a very knowledgeable, very patient instructor who loves teaching.

Posted Apr 29, 2016
Kennedy T.
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He has higher expectations than her previous teacher and communicated them in a fun yet firm manner to my daughter. She left her first lesson with him with renewed spark for piano. He's a great fit for us.

Posted Mar 9, 2016
Lena C.
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the very first class goes very well. My daughter like Matthew. although the location in DC, it is in a school, so parking is easy.

Posted Feb 22, 2016
terri Z.
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I've had three lessons with Matthew and I'm really enjoying them. He is extremely knowledgeable and very supportive. I highly recommend him!

Posted Mar 2, 2015
ChartellB

A Great Learning Experience

Learning with Matt has given me much confidence in my singing. His excellent teaching skills gives me more confidence to perform, audition, and has indeed improved my vocal chords. Aside from just learning how to improve my singing, Matt has really been a great help on providing me information that I needed to know about Musical Theater, which I really appreciate his complete advice. With such a positive attitude, he thoroughly explains how to warm up the voice and pronounce every consonant/vowel. I, myself, can hear the difference when I perform songs as well as my family and friends. He is a tremendous teacher and I recommend him to anyone who wants to learn how to improve their singing and confidence.

Posted Feb 13, 2012
NataliaA

Encouraging. Challenging. Exciting. Improvement.

Matt is a great teacher. He has the ability to pinpoint mistakes and correct them with tips and tricks he uses in his own practice. He creates a comfortable and understanding environment, yet still challenging. I look forward to our lessons and I see myself improving every week. Highly recommended!

Posted Feb 11, 2012
ManuelR

Working with Matthew B.

Mr. Matthew B. is a very helpful and knowledgeable instructor. He goes through the passages of each lesson with me, points at the most complex areas and asks me to focus the practice on those when doing exercises. I am pleased to have Mr. Mathew B. as my piano instructor.

Posted Feb 11, 2012
DaynaA

Alex Arnold

Lessons going great. Alex really likes Matthew's style and is learning a lot.Thanks,Dayna (Alex's mom)

Posted Feb 9, 2012
CamilleT

Always Encouraging and Discernng

Matt is able to quickly assess where you are in your abilities as a student, and tailor lessons accordingly. I came to him as a note-reading musician for clarinet, yet a beginner at piano. Half-way through my first round of lessons with him, he is giving me exactly what I need--he is hitting me hard with the advanced theory he knows I understand, yet is giving me beginner exercises to play as he patiently waits for my playing skills to match my musical understanding. Matt is able to diagnose why a certain passage is difficult for you, and can give you an exercise to isolate the problem that needs ironing out. He knows when to scoot you over to just play something correctly so you can see it correctly and when to let you struggle until your "Aha!" moment. Did I mention he's gentle and patient?! Will def be renewing my lessons with Matt.

Posted Mar 1, 2011

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Experience

Music Teacher (K-3 General/4-8 Instrumental)
Aug 2018 - Present

Burgundy Farm Country Day School

Music Teacher (K-8 General/Vocal)
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018

Perry Street Prep PCS

Music Teacher (K-5 General/Vocal)
Aug 2013 - Aug 2015

Brick Township Public Schools

Middle School Orchestra Conductor
Oct 2014 - Jun 2015

Garden State Youth Philharmonic Orchestras

Music Teacher (K-4 General/Vocal)
Aug 2012 - Aug 2013

PS 76: The Bennington School

Education

Masters in Woodwind Performance
Sep 2010 - May 2012

New York University

Bachelors of Music Education
Sep 2006 - May 2010

The Mason Gross School of the Arts

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

K-12 Music Teaching License
Jun 2010

Praxis I/II

Active Member
May 2010

National Association for Music Educators

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education
Jan 2013
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