Matthew Sieberg

Matthew S.

Saint Paul, MN

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About

Matthew delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7 to 80 and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2008

M.M. in Piano Performance, B.A. in Performance and Pedagogy. Offering an accelerated course of all styles tailored specifically to each individual. No extra costs of materials, everything provided by Mr. S. His focus is to make music fun for any level student and encourage students to be creative, no matter their goals.

As important as performing is to Matthew, teaching is also an essential part of his mission. His wide knowledge of the instrument's power and his ability to adapt to your goals and learning needs makes him one of the best in the field. Current students range from young to wise.

Biography

Pianist Matthew S. is a Mankato, Minnesota native and began performing for the public as a choir accompanist and church musician at age 11. Participation in piano competitions and master classes also helped fuel his passion for the instrument early in life. Still today he is an active chamber musician and also thrives as a soloist.

With the little free time that remains on his schedule, he shares his music with schools, churches, hospitals and friends. He looks forward to continuing his education and to a career of teaching and concertizing.

Mr. S. owes his success to the support of his family and the patience of his mentors.

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Experience

Pianist and Instructor
Nov 2014 - Present
Freelance

For years Mr. S. maintained flourishing studios at the Headwaters School of Music in MN and the Columbia Arts Academy in SC. He directs the University sponsored summer annual “Piano Week” with Dr. Carlson, the Music Department Chair and Professor of Piano in Bemidji. Other positions have included rehearsal pianist of many opera productions, orchestral pianist with multiple orchestras and music director for theatre productions and liturgical music director.

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Education

Masters in Piano
Aug 2012 - May 2014
University of South Carolina
Piano Performance and Pedagogy
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Bemidji State University

Certifications

St. Paul Public School System
Sep 2014
SPPS

Currently employed at North High, Tartan High and Skyview Middle School.

Awards

Awards
Nov 2014
Varied

Affiliations

College Music Society, The
Jan 2015

The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

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Music Teachers National Association
Jan 2012

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.

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Photos & Videos

Matthew plays Scriabin Op. 8 No. 12:
Rachmaninoff Prelude
Photo by Matthew S.

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Mr. S in his home studio

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Photo by Matthew S.

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Matthew S at the University of South Carolina

15 Reviews

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AJ Jul 21, 2017
Piano · In studio

Matt was fantastic and flexible!

Matias Dec 4, 2016
Classical Piano · In studio

Very fun & awesome piano tutor!

Gail G. Aug 11, 2016
Singing · In studio

Matt is great! Learned a few things at my first lesson. Looking forward to my next lesson.

Helen H. May 11, 2016
Piano · In studio

I'm don't know nothing about piano but I think he ok .....

Gracen S. Apr 28, 2016
Piano · In home

My kids are so excited for Thursday's! They love Mr. Matt.

Evelyn S. Apr 7, 2016
Piano · In studio

It was my 6 year old sons first lesson and he really enjoyed it, he can't wait till the next one!

Elliot S. Apr 7, 2016
Piano · In studio

My kids said he was amazing and very funny!

Christopher Feb 7, 2016
Piano · In studio

Its only my first lesson with this teacher, but it went really well. It was fun. We worked on new and different things such as scales and circle of 5ths. He listened to me when I had questions and comments, very supportive. Listened to my whole song before critiquing. Very energetic teacher, did a good job of assessing my current ablity. He seems very enthusiastic and happy to be a teacher.

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Taylor Jan 24, 2016
Singing · In studio

My daughter loved her first singing lesson!! Matthew was nice, outgoing, and sensitive to my child's feelings. Not a minute was wasted, he dived right into the lesson. My daughter cannot wait until her next singing lesson.

Betty Rodengen Oct 25, 2015
Piano · In home

Matthew listened to me play and understood what my needs were. He gave me good help and things to practice at home. He is patient and knowledgable

Michael D. Oct 10, 2015
Singing · In home

I was really nervous when I arrived. Matthew made my first lesson experience fun! He is a great instructor.

Samantha N. Sep 26, 2015
Opera Voice · In studio

Great first lesson.

Josephine L. Sep 17, 2015
Piano · In home

Mr. Matt was amazing! He made both my girls so comfortable and they are excited to practice. You can tell he has a way with kids.

Yer Y. Jul 11, 2015
Piano · In studio

Matthew is a very passionate and excellent teacher.

Brooklyn L. Mar 24, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio

He was a great teacher. Very friendly and knowledgable. Even we learned just from listening to his teaching.

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