Olivia DiMattio
Allenhurst, NJ
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Olivia DiMattio

Olivia D.

Allenhurst, NJ
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been playing guitar for 20 years and teaching guitar for 10 of those. I cater my lesson plans to the needs of my students, allowing them to pick songs they love to listen to and teaching them how to play those songs with chords and TAB. I also like to balance some theory with song work in the lesson time.

About Olivia D.

I love to create. The way I'm most comfortable creating is through writing; whether it's a song, a short story, a poem or a script. Writing has always been the bass line in my life; the heartbeat.

Music and film are both passions of mine. I attended Berklee College of Music where I studied Songwriting and Music Therapy. I was pushed to my absolute limits lyrically and musically within these majors, and I am so grateful for it now that I'm on my own creative journey.

I have a great deal of experience, but I am also still learning. I think it is very important as a teacher to always be learning, especially through their students. Teaching these lessons is, of course, about progress and advancement - but also about enjoyment, confidence building and positive encouragement.

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Kyle
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Olivia made it fun and I felt like a rockstar day 1!

Posted Oct 2, 2019
Katie
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Posted Jul 24, 2019
Samangie A.
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Posted Feb 27, 2019
Lance E.
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Olivia is very sweet and very knowledgeable. My student has fun while learning!

Posted Feb 4, 2019
Debbie
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Very helpful!

Posted Jan 21, 2019
Eyal
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Great first lesson, low pressure and well organized

Posted Jan 7, 2019
Eyal
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Posted Jan 7, 2019
Debbie
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She helped me a lot and was nice!

Posted Jan 7, 2019
Juliet
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Olivia is an excellent teacher! She always sends out lesson plans ahead of time, so I can get a head start if I like, or just know what to expect for the week. She explains everything clearly, and makes learning ukulele fun! I always look forward to my lessons. :)

Posted Jan 6, 2019
Susan
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I have been taking classes from Olivia for 6 months and I am delighted with her style of teaching and how she develops and delivers specialized classes for me. She is also very easy to talk to and listens intently to my goals. I highly recommend her.

Posted Jan 3, 2019
Katie
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She is super fun and you can request songs to make it even MORE fun!

Posted Dec 5, 2018
Chris
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very positive and makes it fun!

Posted Jul 3, 2018
Susana M.
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Excellent class!

Posted Jun 20, 2018
Denise Q.
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Olivia is great! Friendly, relaxed, and fun! Highly recommend!

Posted Jun 19, 2018
Susana M.
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she is wonderful and very patient! I enjoyed the class a lot.

Posted Jun 12, 2018
Penny
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Livv is an amazing and a gifted teacher. She’s very knowledgeable, but she’s completely humble. Her easy-going personality makes learning fun and enjoyable. She’s funny and down to earth. Learning a new task can sometimes be very frustrating, but she’s incredibly patient and supportive. She allowed me to learn at a pace that I’m most comfortable with. She adapted to my learning style and tailored the lessons to my desired goals. First of all, I wanted to be able to play the ukulele and secondly, I wanted to be able to play some of my favorite songs on the ukulele. She taught me how to play. She wrote the tabs for the songs I requested. We went over those songs together and my goals were met. In addition to reaching my goals, I’ve learned and reached other objectives along the way. She taught me how to read music in general, how to read chord diagrams, how to read tabs, how to strum and she gave me tips on different ways to play the barre chords. I never thought that I could ever play the dreaded barre chords, but with her guidance and patience, I was able to do that. She communicated with me every step of the way about my progress and what’s on the horizon for the coming week. She’s a well-rounded teacher and she gets my highest recommendation. Livv, thank you for your insights and encouragement throughout my journey.

Posted Jun 10, 2018
Katie
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Olivia is so so fun, and even though I'm doing ukulele class she is also helping me with my songwriting

Posted May 29, 2018
Mel
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Such a kind teacher. I appreciate the extra effort she puts in to help me learn in a way that's best for me. Her patience also makes for an awesome experience as well. Highly recommend!

Posted May 28, 2018
Marie
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She was delightful! Very nice to my shy daughter. I hope they hit it off!

Posted May 28, 2018
Michelle R.
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Posted May 28, 2018
Gabrielle
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Olivia is awesome! My daughter can't wait for her weekly lessons.

Posted May 23, 2018
angie
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Posted May 16, 2018
Katie
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She is super awesome and she is very funny and it is super fun, I look forward to every Tuesday night!!!

Posted Apr 24, 2018
Ainsley C.
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Olivia is so kind and patient very well suited for young beginners. We were curious how the online lesson would work and it went so well! Highly recommend Olivia and the online lessons!

Posted Apr 18, 2018
Katie
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She is super Awesome and makes learning super fun, she is also very patent if you get the wrong cord and she can help you perfect it!!

Posted Apr 17, 2018
Shea
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My 10 year old thoroughly enjoyed her first class with Olivia last night. She is excited about learning the Ukelele even more so now that Olivia is her teacher!

Posted Apr 11, 2018
Katie
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She was awesome and the best Ukelele instructor or musical teacher I've ever had. She is also bright and very funny.

Posted Apr 10, 2018
Stephanie T.
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Olivia is a great instructor with a fun personality! Her lessons are great!

Posted Mar 28, 2018
Kathleen A. Brennan
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Olivia is positive and very skilled. I believe I will learn a great deal from her expertise combined with her personable manner of teaching.

Posted Feb 26, 2018
Paul
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My daughter LOVES Olivia - she is a great teacher and maximizes each hour with her, teaching her skills she can use and build on week after week. She is very knowledgable and teaches in a logical, structured manner to ensure that the subject is understood and true learning occurs. Olivia is patient with our daughter as she learns new concepts and provides great feedback. We couldn't be happier with the lessons Olivia presents to our daughter!

Posted Feb 20, 2018
Trinity M.
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An amazing teacher!

Posted Feb 20, 2018
Liz N.

Awesome

Finding Olivia was no coincidence.My 11 year old daughter is so psyched when she has her lessons!
It is in Liv's home,just a 10 minute ride from where we live,it's warm,safe,and filled with talent.
The passion of music is everywhere you look,Daphne and Olivia are
Ike old souls that just jive together perfectly.
Daphne has gained confidence,a mentor,and a ton of fun,
I thought Daphne was on a short lived path,as kids often jump from one idea to the next,but I believe singing is something she will definitely peruse.
I am so pleased with Take Lessons and especially Olivia.

Posted Dec 6, 2013
Melissa H.

Wonderful!

She is very patient, organized, and makes things fun. She cares very much about what I personally want out of the lessons, and makes steady progress at a very natural pace.

Posted Dec 5, 2013

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Experience

Writer / Director
Aug 2015 - Present

Lab Partner Productions

Writer / Director / Producer / Casting • 2017 - Period 5 (short play) co-director - performed at TADA! Theatre, NYC • 2019 - All Night Long (short film) writer, director, casting director - post-production • 2019 - In A Lonely Place (short play) co-writer, co-director, casting director - in production

Private Lessons
Jun 2009 - Present

Self Employed

Emphasis on building confidence and self-esteem, creating practice routines, influencing creativity. Guitar • Ukulele • Voice • Piano • Cello • Violin • Clarinet • Acting • Songwriting • Creative Writing • Screenwriting

Music Teacher
Dec 2017 - Dec 2018

Music Lessons @ Studio

Teaching students at a studio in Wall, NJ ages 5 and up. Guitar, Voice, Piano, Violin, Cello, Ukulele, Acting

Lead Teaching Artist
Jul 2013 - Jul 2017

Two River Theater Company

Lead Teaching Artist - Theater Arts & Design grades 5-8. Emphasis on costume design, puppetry, prop building, set design, play writing, storytelling, behind the scenes work, and building confidence. Responsible for creating lesson plans, for creating a safe and creative environment for classes, and for cohesive weekly planning leading into Friday invited (shared) classes with parents

Education

Digital Filmmaking
Jan 2020 - Present

Los Angeles Film School

Songwriting
Jan 2008 - May 2013

Berklee College of Music

Music Theory, Voice & Guitar
Aug 2005 - Jun 2006

Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico

Languages

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

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