Matthew Cosola

Matthew C.

New Hyde Park, NY
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a young saxophonist, just 18 years old. I play at a very high level, despite my age. I am currently in Hofstra University's Jazz Ensemble, studying with a jazz great, Dave Lalama. In highs school, I wasa given All-State recognition for classical and jazz music. I also won the most prestigious award at a jazz festival in Boston during my senior year of high school. I can give insight to new, modern jazz nuances that not many people would know. Also, I can teach the basics of jazz to anybody that is interested in learning how to play this wonderful style of music. Although jazz is my main area of interest, I am more than able to teach classical music as well. I have a very strong background in classical music. I am a versatile teacher, and I am ready to help any student that decides to work with me.

About Matthew C.

Hello! I am an 18 year old college freshman who loves music, most specifically jazz. I started playing music in 3rd grade, many many years ago! Now, I am a freshman at Hofstra University, and I play for the Hofstra University Jazz Ensemble. I am able to teach either classical or jazz saxophone, even though jazz is my go to. I have a passion for music, and, as a result, love to teach music. I hope to hear from you soon so that I can help you learn and understand the beauty of the saxophone!


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Music Mentor
Jun 2019 - Jul 2019

Herricks High School Summer Music Camp

I worked with children of elementary school and middle school ages to help them with the basics of their instruments. In addition, I taught them how to play some simple music, so that they could feel more comfortable playing their instruments.


Dual Degree Master's Program in Physician Assistant Studies
Aug 2019 - Present

Hofstra University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Master Musician
Jun 2019

Herricks High School Chapter of the National Music Honor Society

Louis Armstrong Jazz Award
Jun 2019

Herricks High School

All-State Recognition
Mar 2019

New York State

Superior Musicianship Award
Feb 2019

Berklee Jazz Festival

All-County Recognition
Jan 2017

Nassau County


National Association for Music Education
Jan 2019
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