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Matthew V. Bridgeport, CT

stage presence, rehearsal technique, collaboration, musicianship, repertoire

About Matthew

Heralded as "œa smart, tasteful, and genuine singer" and "a consummate multi-instrumentalist," Matthew continues to perform and broaden his range of musical experiences through diverse engagement in both the classical and non-conventional realms. Matthew has had the great privilege of performing around the world and working with some of today's brightest and most acclaimed singers, ensembles, and conductors such as Leon Botstein, Dale Duesing, Karen Brunssen, James Hall, Warren Jones, Phyllis Hoffman, Pro Arte, Canticum Scholare, and VOCES8. As an educator, Matthew's 10+ years of teaching experience in voice and drums has brought him to work with young musicians of all ages and skill types. Matthew's approach is technique driven, while at the same time, expressive, musically sensitive,

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Nicole S. March 13, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Mathew is an awesome singing instructor. He is able to describe how you should sound vocally as well as describe what you should be feeling (physically) while you practice. He incorporates a variety of different exercises that help significantly to produce a great sound.

I've noticed that my voice has improved significantly over the last couple of months. The sound is clearer, more powerful, and my range has improved a lot.

I would highly recommend Matthew as your next singing instructor!
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Tesha H. March 4, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Matthew is a great, patient teacher and he's very thorough!
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Anna L. January 24, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Great drum teacher. Love him. Glad I found him.
Jonah F. Bridgeport, CT

Stage presence, dress styles, memorization, etc.

About Jonah

Hello all. I have been teaching for about 10 years now. I have degrees from two universities, one for jazz performance and one for classical performance. I have played in multiple bands throughout my life ranging in styles from punk rock all the way to straight ahead jazz. If you choose me for lessons, we will work on developing your musical vocabulary, learning to read music, hand exercises, chordal structures, scales, tablature and so much more. I have a love for music like none other and a passion to share that with my students. *** Lesson Details *** A typical lesson with me would start with some warm-up exercises. I then like to move on to any book material you may have had for that week. We will also work on chords and scales to use accordingly with any songs you're ...

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MichelleW2 January 4, 2012
Excellent Instructor for All Ages

Our 10 year old son is really enjoying his weekly at-home guitar lessons with Jonah. Jonah has been careful to thoroughly cover the basics before moving on to more in-depth instruction. This patient teaching method has proved invaluable to keeping our son engaged and giving him confidence to move forward. Jonah approaches each lesson with an easy-going and relaxed demeanor balanced with a serious expectation of learning each lesson's stated goals and objectives. Our son is looking forward to a successful year learning the guitar and we would highly recommend Jonah to anyone seeking guitar instruction.
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MarciK December 12, 2011
my 8 yr old is doing great with jonah. jonah is very clear on goals, what my son should practice and reviewing the last weeks' lessons. the lessons vary from one week to the next enough to keep it interesting and challenging
Michael A. New Fairfield, CT

About Michael

*** Specialties *** Jazz/Modern rock and Pop Music. Working professionally in these areas help with being familiar with material.

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Michael A. August 18, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Morgan M.
Thank you for teaching me how to play the guitar. I learned how to play a song and it was really fun because I had no experience at all.
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Michael A. August 14, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Jackie L
Thank you so much for teaching me different things on the guitar. I loved learning that Greenday song in just one lesson. I enjoyed playing with you. It was really fun and a worth while experience for me.
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Michael A. August 13, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Joey Y.
Thank you for teaching me how to play the guitar. It is a great skill that I now have and will cherish for the rest of my life. I have many great memories at your studio. All the laughs and the great jams and good times. I'm no "Mel Bay" but I can read music which is an extremely useful skill you taught me. I play in a guitar club at school and I am one of the best because I know my scales, keys and the right way to use them. I will never stop playing because you showed me how much fun it is. I am so grateful for that. Stay in touch. Overall just THANK YOU!
John A. New Milford, CT

I've performed on and off Broadway as a pianist, and on television in many familiar shows. I've worked professionally as an arranger, vocal coach and orchestrator.

About John

My job is to get your child crazy about the piano. If you have to nag your child to play, something is wrong. The basics are, of course, important, but until you have gotten the child to accept and love the piano as an object of enjoyment, all that practicing will go nowhere. How do I do it? I think it's easier to learn the piano if you are having fun, and that means playing music that you like. You can always choose what you will play in lessons, and lessons are designed around your preferences, and move at a pace comfortable to you. The basics are still taught, but at a pace that your child finds comfortable. The result of this is that I will get your child to go the piano and play by themselves with no nagging. I have had the complete classical conservatory experience, yet

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Andrew R. December 31, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
John has been teaching my 6 year old daughter for 3 months now and not only has he done a tremendous job gauging her abilities and teaching her but he has made it so much fun she wants to play the piano all the time.
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Janet S. July 23, 2014
Piano · In home
John's biggest strengths are his patience, understanding and seeming endless facility with music. I read music but not fast enough to allow me to play good pieces, so John translates everything into physical movements. This makes it very easy to play interesting music, which makes me want to play more. I think he has shown me how learn, how to refine things so they are satisfying. I highly recommend him as a teacher, for beginners or advanced.
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Heather S. July 22, 2014
Piano · In home
My son is six years old and has been taking piano lessons with John for six months. John is a unique and engaging teacher. His extensive knowledge of music and skill at the keyboard were apparent from the beginning. He can easily demonstrate a multitude of songs and then teach them on the spot. My son is excited to play a "whole song," be it Sponge Bob or Beethoven. John's teach-by-numbers technique appeals to my son's love of numbers and patterns yet he is also quickly learning how to read sheet music. John really is skilled at disguising a lesson on technique or theory as a game. He is goofy while at the same time encouraging and supportive of my son. He keeps it light, fun, and skill appropriate. Since he comes to our home, I also appreciate John's focus on the lesson - he arrives and departs in a timely manner. I highly recommend John as a piano teacher.
Sam W. Fairfield, CT

About Sam

Hey all, My name is Sam W. I've been teaching private music lessons for nearly 10 years, and have enjoyed meeting new students and helping them discover their love of music. I've recently received my Masters of Music in Scoring for Film and Multimedia at NYU Steinhardt. Outside of giving lessons, I also compose music professionally for use in film, TV and the web. I specialize in teaching guitar, piano and drumkit, as well as music theory/composition and audio recording techniques and software. I look forward to helping you along on your musical journey!

Gregory G. Branford, CT

About Gregory

Masters Degree in Piano Performance combined with over twenty years of experience as an Arranger, Music Consultant, Vocal Coach, Technical Supervisor, Piano Teacher and Accompanist.

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Kevin B. February 2, 2015
Greg has been an accompanist/organist for my choir at St. George Catholic Church (Guilford) for the past three years. I have only wonderful comments to express for this exceptional gentleman and musician. Please consider instruction with him as he will offer a great, musical experience to a prospective student.
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Kevin B. February 2, 2015
Greg has been an accompanist/organist for my choir at St. George Catholic Church (Guilford) for the past three years. I have only wonderful comments to express for this exceptional gentleman and musician. Please consider instruction with him as he will offer a great, musical experience to a prospective student.
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Jay G. February 1, 2015
Music Theory · In studio
Greg gives sense to the complex structures of harmony and inversions in an understandable form to which I put towards the progressive style I play. Although not not an adverse guitarist, his musically based theory is roundabout throughout all instrumental playing and has giving me insight to further my development as a musician.

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