Matthew Shewmaker

Matthew S.

Fort Smith, AR
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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:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2011

Hi, I am Matt Shewmaker. I have been a band director in the Fort Smith AR area for 5 years now and have recently decided to return to teaching private lessons. I have a strong music theory and ear training background, so if you need some extra tutoring trying to pass the AP music theory exam, or just want some extra help on your all-region auditions - I am here and happy to help. My instrument through college is euphonium, but I am comfortable giving lessons on all wind instruments and guitar.

Experience

Director of Bands
Jun 2015 - Present
Trinity Junior High

I teach band instruments at a private Junior High school. I am a certified teacher in Arkansas, going through all required background checks to teach students in all schools. My bands have won numerous awards, and many of my students make all-region and go on to win scholarships at colleges.

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Education

Music Education - Instrumental Music
Aug 2006 - Dec 2010
U of Arkansas - Fort Smith
High School Diploma
Aug 2002 - May 2006
Bryant High School

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Teaching License
Jan 2011
Arkansas Department of Education

Teaching license that allows me to teach at any public school in Arkansas.

Awards

Sweepstakes Award
May 2013
Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association

Affiliations

Kappa Kappa Psi
Aug 2008

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

Some students taking a selfie with me before our concert.

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My wife and son on the Christmas train in one of our local parks.

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