Matthew Witmer
Los Angeles, CA
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Matthew Witmer

Matthew W.

Los Angeles, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a working professional in Hollywood.
I've studied and performed with the greatest players on earth.
Humor is a big part of having lessons with me so get ready to laugh!
Also- get ready to practice!!
You should be planning on practicing at least 5 hours per week.

About Matthew W.

Matthew, violin/viola, attended Boston Conservatory and New England Conservatory, then relocated to Los Angeles in 2001, studying at Henry Mancini Institute with members of the LA Philharmonic. He has performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Bobby McFerrin, Sir James Galway, Jennifer Hudson, Peter Frampton, Babyface, Tony Danza, Jared Leto, Deadmau5, Macy Gray, Tim Robbins, Harrison Ford, Isaac Stern, Quincy Jones, DJ Quik, John Williams, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Newton Howard,.
Matthew relocated to Los Angeles in 2001 where he studied film scoring at the Henry Mancini Institute while studying viola with members of the LA Philharmonic.
Since settling in the Los Angeles area, Matthew founded the Mercury String Quartet and was a prominent member of the Dakah Hip Hop Orchestra, which has performed at the New Orleans Jazz Festival and the Playboy Jazz Festival as well as Elvis Schoenberg’s Orchestre Surreal. Other orchestras Matthew has worked with include the Chamber Orchestra of St Matthew’s in Pacific Palisades, the Long Beach Symphony, Mozart Classical Orchestra, the Riverside Philharmonic, the Desert Symphony, the Dream Orchestra, the Dosan Orchestra, Opera A La Carte, Pacific Pops, Golden State Pops, Fresno Philharmonic, Bakersfield Symphony, Redlands Symphony, San Bernadino Symphony, Debut, American Youth Symphony, Brentwood Symphony, Santa Cecilia Symphony, New Valley Symphony, La Mirada Symphony, Burbank Philharmonic, Downey Symphony, Glendale Philharmonic, Westchester Symphony, Carson Symphony, Corona Symphony, Torrance Symphony, Santa Monica Symphony, Santa Clarita Philharmonic, Marina Del Rey Summer Symphony, Dana Point Symphony, Peninsula Symphony, and many others.
Some of the artists/celebrities Matthew has performed with include Bobby McFerrin, Sir James Galway, Jennifer Hudson, Peter Frampton, Babyface, Karyn White, Tony Danza, Jared Leto, Deadmau5, Anthony Mackie, Scott Bakula, Skylar Gray, Jason Alexander, Frank Stallone, Macy Gray, Tim Robbins, Harrison Ford, Isaac Stern, Quincy Jones, DJ Quik, Yefim Bronfman, Gil Shaham, John Novacek, Holly Palmer, Guru, Lorna Luft, The Fifth Dimension, Tommy Tune, Michael Bolton, John Tesh and more.

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Deborah
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Our family loves Matthew. He's brought music back into our home and even my 3-year-old enjoys being a part of my lessons. I've had my great-grandfather's violin since I was 10, but it wasn't until I started taking lessons with Matthew 3 years ago, that I really started to play and understand foundational scales, key signatures and positions. It's opened up a whole world for me, and now I love playing the violin. For the legacy, the beautiful music and the joy it brings into my life and our home.

Posted Jun 23, 2020
Eliza James
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Matthew is a fantastic teacher. I’ve known him for 20 yrs and have had many lessons. I recommend him for any level and students of any age. If you want to rekindle your love for music Matthew is your perfect teacher.

Posted Apr 23, 2020

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Violin/Viola and Piano Teacher
Jun 2001 - Present

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I'll help you to have a solid foundation on your instrument and great practice skills. I'm a working professional performing in Hollywood and I also like to have a studio of students at all times. I like to use humor in the lesson so get ready to laugh! I've studied and performed with the best people on the planet, so you know your instruction is coming from the best!

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