Matthew Sims

Matthew S.

Fairfax, VA
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Lesson Details

Trumpet

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Beginner - Learn how to read music and have a good technical grasp of tonguing and phrasing.
Intermediate - Prepare to learn pieces of music and play in ensembles.
Advanced - learn orchestral performance and solo performance techniques on a high level.
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About

Matthew passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Matthew delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
June 1999

Hello! I am originally from the United Kingdom and have lived in the USA for 10 years. I am married and have 2 huskies! I have been a music teacher for over 20 years and have taught various instruments which are listed. I gained my masters degree in music from trinity in London. I also have been involved in theater and film for over 30 years and have studied theater at studio theater in Washington DC and have been a principal speaking actor on various shows on cable TV including, History Channel, Nat Geo, Smithsonian, AMC and Fox News. I have also been involved in local theater for over 4 years as well as theater companies in other areas in the USA and in England. I have also directed and works in kids theater for 3 years and run fun summer camps that have an emphasis on music and arts. I love to teach and you will have a enjoyable time and learn some amazing things. I also teach video editing and production and have filmed and edited many videos that are used today in HR training

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Experience

Camp Program Director
Jan 2013 - Oct 2016
TSA - Camp Happyland

Plans and implemented summer camp and regular camp classes for music and arts classes. teaches music lessons individually and with ensembles. Teaches theater studies and writes and directs theater performances.

School of Performing Arts Director
Jan 2007 - Jan 2013
Richmond Salvation Army

Plans and schedules all music lessons for students. Teaches various lessons such as piano, guitar, drums and brass. Teaches all band and ensemble lessons and promotes the school of arts including fund raising.

Music Teacher
Mar 2003 - Dec 2006
Clifton High School

Music teacher teaching brass, piano, guitar and drums.

Music Teacher
Feb 2003 - Dec 2006
The Downs School

Music teacher teaching brass, piano, guitar and drums.

Music Teacher
Aug 2002 - Dec 2006
Clifton College

Music teacher teaching brass, piano, guitar and drums. Ensemble teacher and resident musician.

Music Teacher
Jan 2001 - Dec 2006
CEB Public School London

Music teacher teaching brass, piano, guitar and drums.

Education

MMusTCM
Aug 1998 - Aug 2002
Trinity College of Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

MMusTCM
Aug 2002
Trinity College of Music

Performance degree in music, including advanced theory, oral skills, scales, historical and harmonic analysis, music therapy, music communication, recording production, orchestral studies, solo performance, ensemble performance and teaching skills.

Awards

Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Award
May 1999
TCM

1 Review

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Anu Feb 23, 2017
Piano · In home

Great in-home first lesson... Thanks!

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