Matthew Jeans

Matthew J.

Austin, TX
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Clarinet

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Everything comes full circle at some point. I was mostly self-taught up until I began college. However, I had one teacher who took the time for me in middle school because she saw I had something special. And I will always give her the credit for pushing me to become the player I am now. For me, I would love the opportunity to be that person in someone else's musical journey.

I have a more holistic approach to my teaching, focusing not only on musical concepts, but also emphasizing performance and theoretical concepts. Having a deeper understanding of the structure and history of the music further enhances your performance as a musician as well as the experience of the audience - whether they are musically versed or not.

I primarily have experience teaching elementary and high school children. However, I am open to teaching adults and would love the experience to do so! If you would be interested in doing dual-instrument lessons, please let me know as I teach both clarinet and saxophone!
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Matthew delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2013

I was first introduced to music at the age of six, when I began playing piano. However, once I began clarinet at the age of ten, I could not put it down. After playing both clarinet and piano for a year, I decided to focus on clarinet alone, and I have been refining myself as a clarinetist since.

In 2015, I graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance, studying under Dr. Osiris Molina. In 2018, I graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Master of Music, studying under Professor Keith Lemmons, while holding a woodwind quintet assistantship.

Being my primary instrument, I have performed countless concerts and taught lessons on B-flat and A clarinets. During my time at the University of Alabama, I taught lessons at a local high school. Coupled with this, I taught clarinet and woodwind sectionals at band camps at the high school level and collegiate level in Tennessee and Alabama. In addition to teaching high school and undergraduate students, I also have experience teaching beginning level clarinetists and saxophonists in methods classes - even students who are beginning to read music. My experiences with playing soprano B-flat clarinet include the UA Wind Ensemble, UA Symphonic Band, UA Contemporary Ensemble, Huxford Symphony Orchestra, UNM Wind Symphony, UNM Symphony Orchestra, and New Mexico Philharmonic.

I was first introduced to playing E-flat clarinet in high school. Having an affinity for the instrument, I continued playing it at the University of Alabama in the Wind Ensemble and Huxford Symphony Orchestra and in my graduate studies in both the University of New Mexico Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra. My various experiences on E-flat clarinet have me well-versed and able to teach any who have access to an E-flat clarinet.

I began playing bass clarinet during my graduate studies at the University of New Mexico and debuted with the UNM Wind Symphony, from which I came to love and enjoy playing the instrument. Playing bass clarinet has several added benefits that can be applied to playing soprano B-flat clarinet, and I am happy to teach any student who has a bass clarinet and is eager to learn.

Lastly, my credentials also include coaching chamber ensembles and woodwind sectionals. I have participated in several chamber groups including woodwind trios, string trios, woodwind quartets, woodwind quintets, and chamber orchestras - to name a few.

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Experience

Clarinet and Saxophone Instructor
Sep 2018 - Present
Greater Austin Music Academy


Education

Master of Music, Clarinet Performance
Aug 2016 - May 2018
The University of New Mexico
Bachelor of Music, Clarinet Performance
Aug 2011 - Dec 2015
The University of Alabama

Affiliations

Kappa Kappa Psi
Nov 2015

Founded on the campus of Oklahoma State University on November 27, 1919, Kappa Kappa Psi is a guiding light with which band students can grow, learn, and develop themselves and their band programs. Kappa Kappa Psi is an organization of opportunity and quality, brimming with historic, well-developed leadership and membership programming that students use to become great leaders, better band members and better adapted young adults prepared for what lies ahead of them.

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National Society of Collegiate Scholars
May 2015

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high achievers. NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities and gives out a million dollars in scholarships annually. NSCS members are deeply committed to scholarship, leadership and service and as a result, are impacting their campus and local communities every day.

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Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Nov 2011

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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National Society of High School Scholars
May 2010

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

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