Matthew Cline

Matthew C.

Los Angeles, CA

Lesson Details



Matthew delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 1+ and special needs

Teaching since:
May 2003

My first passion always has and always will be music. But, just a fraction of an inch behind that is my passion for teaching. I have always believed not only that everyone has the ability to learn an instrument, but that everyone should absolutely give it a try.

The process of learning music expands the mind, instills discipline, evokes creativity, and is even shown to reduce stress.

But, unfortunately, many who try fail. Most do because they simply don't ask for help and some do because their teacher fails to provide the kind of help they need for success.

The truth is that whether you wish to play for your own personal enjoyment or you wish to master your instrument, one of the biggest keys to your success will be finding a teacher who will meet you at your level and challenge you to reach your potential.

My flexible teaching philosophy involves learning what is best for you as a student and adopting or constructing the learning method that will best prepare you for success.

Whoever you are and whatever you hope to accomplish by learning an instrument, you have found the right teacher.

Just fill out the quick form in the upper right to book the first group of lessons or scroll to the top and click "Ask a question" to learn more.

I look forward to helping you to become the musician you are meant to be!

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Private Music Instructor
May 2003 - Present
Studio Cline

Specialties include classical & jazz trumpet & piano, rock guitar & bass, worship music, improvisation, music theory and composition.

Worship Leader / Guitarist / Pianist
Nov 1996 - Dec 2008
Various Churches and Ministries

Includes participation, leadership, and direction of worship groups and choirs in 7 different churches and ministry organizations, as well as 2 paid positions.

Sep 1990 - Jul 2005
Various Instrumental Ensembles

Includes lead roles in marching bands, concert bands, orchestras, jazz bands, wind ensembles, brass ensembles, and trumpet ensembles hosted by grade schools, colleges, regional competitions, and international travel groups, as well as private groups organized by myself.

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Guitarist / Bass Guitarist / Keyboardist / Singer
Jun 1997 - Aug 2004
Various Rock Groups

Includes 6 local and national touring groups, 2 founded by myself.


B.A in Music Performance
Aug 2000 - Jul 2005
Indiana University of PA
Trumpet Lessons
Sep 1990 - Jul 2005
Private Instructor
Piano Lessons
Sep 1988 - Jul 2005
Private Instructor


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


International Trumpet Guild
Oct 2002

The International Trumpet Guild is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 to promote communications among trumpet players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet.

Photos & Videos

Photo by Matthew C.

Photo by Matthew C.

Photo by Matthew C.
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5 Reviews

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Luke J. Dec 13, 2016
· In home


Luke J. Dec 13, 2016
· In home


Calvin J. Nov 15, 2016
· In home

Awesome job and very motivated. He was great with our son.

Will Oct 22, 2016
Trumpet · In home

Matthew was truly inspirational to my son! Looking forward to future trumpet lessons to see my son develop his trumpet skills.

Christina Apr 19, 2016
Trumpet · In studio

My son has been receiving trumpet lessons from Matthew for 6 years beginning at age 4. My son was inspired to play the trumpet by the movie the Princess and the Frog. I shopped around for awhile. Matthew was and is the right fit for my son! He is very knowledgeable, caring, and insightful. My son is talented but practicing is not his favorite treat. Matthew is very patient and teaching him via a holistic approach. He is also flexible with scheduling. We look forward to seeing him every week! I high recommend Matthew Cline!!

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