Matthew Smith
Long Beach, CA
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Matthew Smith

Matthew S.

Long Beach, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Piano needs to be fun especially for beginners. Matthew teaches with the "Piano Adventures" series. These books (available on amazon) give the student a comprehensive look at learning piano. In these books you learn how to read music, and you will be playing songs on your first lesson! As for older students I offer a review of music theory that can help you play/hear some of your favorite songs and most of all have fun! Matthew's method is based on each students individual goals and their level of proficiency on the instrument.

About Matthew S.

HELLO!

My name is Matthew Smith and I love music and I love to teach it even more. Although my upbringing is in jazz and classical music, I am very fluent in latin, hiphop, rock, pop and more world music as well.

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Cody
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A great teacher who will inspire you to play the way you dream you can.

Posted Jun 24, 2020

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Experience

Band Leader
Jan 2012 - Present

The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio

I've run my own jazz trio and recorded 3 full length records that feature original music by myself. They can be found here www.themattsmithneujazztrio.bandcamp.com

Education

Masters of Fine Arts
Sep 2017 - May 2019

California Institute of the Arts

Bachelors of Music
Aug 2007 - May 2012

California State University Fullerton

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Louis Armstrong Jazz Award
Jun 2007

Clairemont High School

John Phillips Sousa Award
Jun 2007

Clairemont High School

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