Matt Patrick Walsh

Matt Patrick W.

Brooklyn, NY

About Matt Patrick W.

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Matt Patrick teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2007
Last sign in: 4 days ago


I am a music teacher with a very eclectic background. I am a musical theatre composer, but I also have experience performing as a guitarist, vocalist, bassist, pianist, and percussionist in various bands (many different genres of music). I hold a Master's Degree in Music Education from Hunter College as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Musical Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College. I have completed the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop.

I offer private instruction on:
- the guitar
- voice
- the piano
- the electric bass
- various percussion (drum kit, djembe)
- ukulele
- fun instruments (kazoo, harmonica)
- songwriting

I can also offer:
- vocal coaching
- monologue coaching

I can...
-work with your schedule and find a time that works for you
-provide affordable rates
-teach specific genres (rock, folk, jazz, reggae, funk, metal, classical)
-*vocalists: get you playing rhythm guitar/piano/bass and singing simultaneously

Photos and Videos

Acoustic and mandolin hangin up in the studio!


Musical Director (Teaching Artist)

Aug 2014 - Present
TADA! Youth Theatre


Aug 2014 - Present

Music Teacher

Jun 2014 - Present
Lighthouse Guild

...Teach classes to the visually impaired. (Groups of 2-6 teenagers at a time)
...Cover a broad variety of musical topics spanning from musical improvisation, songwriting, to drum circles!

Music Teacher / Accompanist

Aug 2012 - Present
TLB Music

...Lead classes of up to 12 children at a time. (Ages infants-5)
...Early musical exposure, development of tactile skills, basic music theory, and introduction to all basic instruments in the orchestra, along with complete immersion into musical culture.
...Play a new orchestral instrument each week for the students. (including: oboe, clarinet, flute, French horn, trombone, trumpet, marimba, violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, snare drum, bassoon, and various percussion instruments.

Music Director

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
Queens College Summer Theatre

...Music directed: Oklamhoma, Annie, Peter Pan, and two student showcases. (ages 9-15)
...Taught the children audition techniques (entering the room, conversing with pianist, prepping resume, etc), and how to approach new work!


MA Music Education

Jun 2013 - Present
Hunter College (CUNY)


Sep 2012 - Present
BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop

Dalcroze Eurhythmics Summer Intensive

Aug 2015 - Aug 2015
Lucy Moses School

BA Musical Theatre

Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
Marymount Manhattan College

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency
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56 Reviews on Matt Patrick W.

Ke Aug 26, 2016
Songwriting · In home
Verified Student
Matt has a lot of ideas and I can gain a lot in taking one lesson from him
Caleb McDaniel Jun 30, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
My experience was phenomenal, i learned so much in only 45min!!! I recommend take lessons to everyone, I guarantee you will love it as much as i do.
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Melissa Jun 1, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I cannot say enought wonderful things about Matt. We were looking for an instructor that could do it all; lessons in guitar, singing, songwriting, keyboards... a tall order, it seemed. But we were so very lucky to have found Matt, because he does it all - and more! He approached working with my son with great enthusiasm, and totally customized his lessons according to my son's interests - which are a bit ecclectic. He is incredibly knowledgeable, but also really knows how to work with kids and bring out the best in them. My son absolutely loves his lessons with Matt, and looks forward to them each week. Thank you, Matt, for all your wonderful work!!
Alec Apr 13, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Awesome man!
Dylan M. Apr 10, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very patient with the children. He seems knowledgeable about multiple instruments.

Just signed up for more lessons
Dylan M. Apr 10, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very patient with the children. He seems knowledgeable about multiple instruments.

Just signed up for more lessons
Darnell M. Mar 22, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My son really enjoys the guitar class. He is learning a lot; even doing homework. My husband said that he might sign up for a session :)))...
Stephen Mar 15, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Matt is a fantastic instructor! The lessons were fun, creative, and absolutely increased my knowledge of the guitar as well as inspired me to play and practice more. I think that is ultimately one of the best qualities of a music instructor, that they make the subject fun and inspire in their students a hunger to practice and learn. I hope to take more lessons from Matt in the future. I would recommend Matt to anyone and everyone. I've never had a better time learning something new!
Alan L. Feb 17, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
He is very professional and talented.
Sakinah S. Jan 21, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Matt was perfect! Better than I anticipated it would be. Got straight to work, no time was wasted. Usually when I have a first lesson in anything new that I'm learning the teacher takes that whole lesson talking about logistical theoretical fluff, but with Matt it was like learning on the job; all hands on. I immediately learned new chords, tricks and finger styles that I had only heard of in passing. Granted that could probably be because I'm somewhat considered "intermediate" at guitar, but nonetheless I felt like I learned more in that one lesson with Matt then I learned with some teachers in three! Also an all around motivational coach to have!

Thanks again Matt, awesome lesson, looking forward to the next one!

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