Matthew Payne

Matthew P.

Miami, FL

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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:
August 2001

My start in music began with trips from a young age to my mom's rehearsals. As a young child my first instrument of interest was the drums and noticing that I wasn't that good (sister playing better) I quickly moved on to other instruments. During my tenth grade year I joined my high school's marching band playing the trombone. I decided to continue the trombone as my primary instrument while in college at Grambling State University. There I was also able to study other instruments such as bass guitar, piano and organ. Going to college in Louisiana, which has such a musically rich environment, allowed me the opportunity to play venues such as casinos, clubs, appear in commercials and even a halftime show for super bowl 32 as well as other NFL games. My goal for teaching music is to give students the discipline to achieve all of their life's goals.

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Bachelor in Music concentration in Jazz
Aug 2010 - May 2011
Florida Memorial University


Conrad Hutchinson Award
May 2001
Gambling State University


Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Mar 2001

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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Kappa Kappa Psi
Mar 1998

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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Photos & Videos

three note pattern moving cromatically
Photo by Matthew P.

Photo by Matthew P.

Photo by Matthew P.

Photo by Matthew P.

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2 Reviews

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LamaontF May 11, 2012

Matthew works very well with me on my level of knowledge of the piano. He is patient, he takes his time, and good teacher over all. He listens and he helps me perfect the music that I already play.

JuanO Oct 28, 2011

Very unprofessional

HI i would like to say, that I reorganized ny schedule around , so Sofia could rcecieve her classes. unfortunately there were cancellations at last moment. .

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