Meet our instructor Matthew


MMS Matthew

 

Matthew graduated from the Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, UT in 2013, with an Associates degree in Education. While there, he studied private piano for one year, and studied one year at Claremont College. He plans on continuing his education in the fall of 2014 to receive his bachelors in music. Matthew began studying private piano at the age of 8 and studied saxophone at the age of 12. He was in the only Elementary Jazz Band in the nation and played all over CA, and was first chair and section leader all through junior high and high school jazz bands. He also performed in various wind ensembles. During high school, his band received highest level and rankings in competitions. Matthew has performed as soloist and with a rock band for churches and weddings. Along with being a performer and instructor, he is also a composer. Matthew has been teaching since 2002, including teaching piano in Chile while he was living there. He offers classical, jazz, contemporary and alternative styles.

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