Matt teaches piano, theory, composition and the art of notation, having taught private lessons since 1977. His teaching encompasses the Classical, Jazz and Popular music literature.
From beginners to advanced, Matt uses a multiple key approach, as well as traditional middle-C method books.
Matt says: “My philosophy of teaching music embraces the Classical literature, but is more inclusive of other styles as well: Jazz, Popular, Gospel, etc. I like to teach my students to be ‘functional’ musicians. It is important that the student not only learn to read the written language of music, but also that they not be limited by it. I teach chordal understanding in whatever literature we're working on. In addition, learning to play EXACTLY what's written is then supplemented by ADDING notes or rhythms.”
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