Matthew Dean

Matthew D.

Alameda, CA

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Matthew delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+

Teaching since:
June 1993

I've been a composer/musician for 40yrs. I've academic background in theory, composition, guitar, and musicology. In addition I have professional and academic background in audio engineering, including level 1 ProTools certification. I have scored movies, games, and have released several albums on various labels.

I am a very patient, I do remember what it's like to start out! I like to tailor the lessons to meet the individual's needs, rather than a one size fits all solution. There are some standard text that might be used, but if we find during the lessons that a particular curriculum isn't working , I am happy to adjust to fit the students needs. In 3 to 6 months of diligent study and practice, a student should be able to perform with a certain degree of confidence and competence at his/her level.

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Jan 2008 - Present

Album releases under various names for the following labels:


Film Scoring
Jan 1994 - Present
Film scores for film maker and artist Colin Manning

Film scores for several avant-garde animated films.

Jan 2009 - Jul 2009
Ji Yun Yoo

Composed score and sound design for animated children's film.

Sound Designer
Jul 2008 - Jan 2009
Sony Playstation

Sound design for three games as a private contractor for Sony Playstation Home (Socom, Far Cry 2, Nike Environment).

Audio engineer and sound design.
Jan 2008 - Sep 2008
4th Avanue Tamale Parlour

Audio engineer and sound designer. Principal live audio and assistant final edit and sound design. (unfortunately my credit is not on IMDB, but it is on the movie credits).

Aug 1986 - Jun 1989
Antioch College Chorus

Tenor Vocalist for the Antioch University Chorus. Focusing on works of medieval Europe and 21st century modernist composers like Webern, Dallapiccola, and Berg,


Private studies
Jan 1976 - Present
Audio Engineering & Sound Design
Sep 2006 - Jul 2008
City College San Francisco
Music Composition & Theory
Sep 1989 - Jan 1992
Longy School of Music
Electronic Music
Jan 1990 - Mar 1990
Harvard University
Music Composition & Ethnomusicology
Aug 1986 - Dec 1989
Antioch College


Level 1 Protools
May 2008
City College of San Francisco

Level one certification approved and certified by Avid Technologies taught by Dana Jae at CCSF.

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