Matthew Joy

Matthew J.

Wellington, FL

About Matthew J.

Matthew teaches: Ages 18 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: May 2001
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

Matthew holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music and a Master of Arts degree, with specialization in Jazz Studies, from Middle Tennessee State University. He has twenty years experience teaching guitar, theory and composition to students of all levels, ages and various playing styles. Matthew has been an active guitarist and composer for over a decade working as a freelance composer and guitarist in Boston, MA; New York City, Nashville, TN; Delray, West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He currently teaches at Florida Atlantic University as adjunct professor for guitar and commercial music ensembles.

Photos and Videos

A straight ahead original piece and arrangement performed at my MTSU graduate recital in 2012.

Experience

Professor of Guitar and Commercial Music Ensembles

Aug 2015 - Present
Florida Atlantic University

Guitar/Music instructor

Sep 2014 - Present
SoFlo Music School

• Provide individual guitar instruction for students of all levels and styles that include music theory, ear training, sight-reading, style, repertoire and improvisation.
• Develop customized lesson plans for students’ individual needs.
• Teach Ukulele lessons at the Milagro Center through SoFLo for at-risk children, youth, and families living at or below the federal poverty level in South Florida.

Guitar/Music instructor

Aug 2009 - Sep 2014
WORLD MUSIC NASHVILLE

• Provide individual guitar instruction for students of all levels and styles that include music theory, ear training, sight-reading, style, repertoire and improvisation.
• Assemble student bands at World Music Nashville for bi-annual concerts; arrange and transcribe material to be performed, and guide students through weekly group rehearsals.
• Teach summer workshops at World Music, Improve and Styles: A Look at the 12 Bar Blues.

Professor of Music

Aug 2013 - May 2014
TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY

• Responsible for offerings in Arranging, Commercial Music Ensemble, Private Guitar instruction, Group Guitar Classes and Music Appreciation.
• Created curriculum for Guitar Class for Music Educators and Guitar Class for Non-Music Majors.
• Expanded repertoire of arrangements for commercial music ensembles.

Guitar/Music instructor

Sep 2010 - Apr 2013
ROSE MUSIC GROUP

• Provide individual guitar instruction for students of all levels and styles that include music theory, ear training, sight-reading, style, repertoire and improvisation.
• Work with special needs students at Rose Music Group using music to help students achieve self confidence, cope with stress, further memory development and music comprehension.

Guitar/Music instructor

Aug 2002 - Aug 2009
THE MINOR CHORD

• Provide individual guitar instruction for students of all levels and styles that include music theory, ear training, sight-reading, style, repertoire and improvisation.
• Develop customized lesson plans for students’ individual needs.

Education

M.A. in Music cum laude with specialization in Jazz Studies

Sep 2010 - May 2012
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

B.M. in Jazz Composition cum laude

Sep 1997 - May 2002
Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association

Mar 2011
MTNA

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

Broadcast Music Inc.

Mar 2008
BMI

One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.

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Asia Apr 29, 2015
Guitar · In home
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understands the type of music you like to play so can enjoy the experience
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