Matthew Vera

Matthew V.

Cambridge, MA

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hi there! My name is Matthew, and I'm super excited that you want to improve your skills on the violin. I graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music with a degree in Violin Performance where I discovered a true passion for teaching! I am a member of the Boston Philharmonic and have been living, teaching, and performing in Boston for the past 7 years. I teach students of all ages, skill levels, and experience levels! I offer services from both my studio in my home, and can certainly travel to you. I look forward to getting to know you!
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Matthew delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 11+

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Violinist​ ​Matthew​ ​Vera​, is known for his versatility as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral leader. Matthew holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree from the New England Conservatory of Music. His primary teachers include: James Buswell, Lucy Chapman, Mark Rush, Stephen Moeckel, Dennis Bourret, and David Rife.

Matthew has been a member of the Boston Philharmonic’s first violin section
since 2010. A native of Tucson AZ, Matthew made his solo debut on the viola with the Tucson Philharmonia at age 14. His early training came from a unique program called TucsonJunior Strings, an advanced training program serving southern arizona. Matthew has appeared as soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic, The Tucson Philharmonia, The Tucson Symphony, The World Youth Symphony Orchestra and The New England Conservatory Symphony. Matthew was featured on the PBS radio show “From the Top” in 2008 where he played Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with the Buffalo Philharmonic. He has performed in many prestigious concert venues including The Royal Concertgebouw, Boston’s Symphony Hall, NEC’s Jordan Hall, and Carnegie’s
Weill Hall.

Matthew enjoys orchestral leadership, and is an avid chamber musician. While at NEC his chamber music groups worked with most of NEC’s string faculty including advanced training seminars with the Borromeo String Quartet. Matthew has participated in many festivals including The Tanglewood Music Center, Yellow Barn, The Heifetz Institute,The Brevard Music Center, and Green Mountain Music Festival.

Off the stage, Matthew is a devoted teacher. A participant in New England
Conservatory’s Community Partnerships Program, he discovered a true love for
teaching. In addition to teaching at community school’s, Matthew has a private studio.

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Bachelors of Violin Performance
Aug 2010 - May 2014
New England Conservatory of Music


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Kristyn Jan 10, 2018
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I worked with Matthew when I was a high school student. There is nobody better to learn from! He is a fantastic teacher and he is gifted at explaining and teaching both technique and musicality! He really
helped me take my playing to a new, much higher level.

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