Matthew Simms

Matthew S.

Arlington, TX
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We know that starting lessons is a big step and we want you to feel confident booking with us. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll help you find a new teacher or you can receive a refund for any unused lessons within the first year from the date of purchase.

Lesson Details

Trumpet

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Problem's with range, sight-reading, tone, or you just don't know how to get better at trumpet? I have my master's in trumpet performance from UTA and am starting to build a healthy studio at the middle/high school level and I'm looking to branch out, all ages welcome though. I have 3 years experience and am classically focused. Lessons are catered to the needs/goals of the student. My biggest strength is pedagogy. If you have a serious issue in your playing or don't know how to improve, you've come to the right man.
See all subjects

Matthew teaches

Loading-circle

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+

Teaching since:
2015

I am a classically trained trumpet player that has build his studio of students at the middle/high school level in Arlington and Mansfield ISD, and I am the brass marching tech at Lamar high school. I received my bachelor's in music education from The University of North Texas and my master's in trumpet performance from The University of Texas at Arlington. I currently play in the Crossroads Christian Church band, have played in concerts with the Arlington Community Band, and am looking to play professionally in orchestras around the metroplex.

The biggest plus I give my students is fixing the technical issues in their playing so that it is possible for them to pursue the playing goals of their choice. Many players who are passionate about music simply cannot pursue their dream because they are hindered by severe problems in range, tone, sight-reading, endurance, finger technique, musicality, etc. I myself was not the most naturally gifted player out there and I had to really consider how the instrument worked in order to progress. Today, those issues are not problem to me now. There are many fine trumpet players out there who are great musicians but ineffective teachers of fundamentals as they simply never experienced the kinds of problems in their playing that many students unfortunately have. As a student, I too had many teachers like this. They were wonderful people, but not very helpful.

To sum it up, I can show you how to fix the problems in your playing so that you can make the music you want to make.

+ Read More

Experience

Private trumpet instructor
Nov 2015 - Present
self-employed

Currently teaching around the metroplex but mainly in Arlington ISD. Also a marching tech at Lamar High School.

Education

Masters in trumpet performance
Aug 2016 - May 2018
University of Texas at Arlington
Bachelors in music education
Aug 2010 - May 2015
University of North Texas

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Texas Educator Certificate
Jun 2015
University of North Texas

Classroom Teacher Music grades early childhood - 12 grade

Affiliations

Golden Key International Honor Society
Feb 2017

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity

+ Read More

Photos & Videos

intro video about what my studio is about
5 key elements for a productive routine
The Breathing Conundrum
+ 1 more

1 Review

Write a Review
Simon May 29, 2018
·

Very nice and connects with students verry well and under him my range increased a half step in both directions

You may want to revisit

Previously viewed teachers: