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Matthew A.
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Trumpet Lessons with an expert teacher with 20+ years experience
Lessons with Matthew are personalized, organized, and fun! With a proven track record of success (many former students have gone on to study at major universities or conservatories and enjoy professional careers in music), Matthew will help guide you on your path, no matter your experience level. From the first notes to preparing for a life-changing audition, Matthew has the experience, both as a professional player and as an educator, to help you achieve your goals.
About Matthew A.

Matthew, based in Los Angeles and Cincinnati, has performed and recorded with many of the biggest names in the music industry. A short list of his credits includes The Who, Aretha Franklin, The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Disney, Marvel Universe, Bootsy Collins, and many more. Matthew's compositions and collaborations have been heard on every major TV network and have topped the pop music charts. This wide variety of experience informs Matthew as a teacher, allowing him to help prepare students to successfully perform in any genre. Matthew has studied with many teachers, with many different ideas on how to play the trumpet. The concept which is common to all of them is, “What can I do to make you sound fantastic?” Matthew was fortunate to have studied with William Adam and many of his students. As each student presents unique challenges, goals, and experience, Matthew has multiple ways of addressing the needs of any trumpet player. Every student will be introduced to a few concepts that are at the core of Matthew's playing and teaching philosophy. Key points to my teaching philosophy: Sound: If you cannot produce a beautiful sound, nothing else matters. Having all the technique in the world, a superior high range, or lightning quick articulation cannot cover a poor, thin sound. Give the listener a full, rich sound to listen to and enjoy! Fundamentals: The faster we try to hurry our playing the more we get in our own way. A daily reminder of simple fundamentals will keep your playing rooted and set you up for success. This includes scales, arpeggios, lip slurs, flow studies, and pronunciation exercises all done with a fantastic sound. Music: This is the reason why we do fundamentals to make the music making easier. Every student will constantly be working on a solo, etude, or transcription to develop their musical instincts. Never forget this is fun! Make a statement with your playing! Listening: Each student will be responsible for listening to great musicians, trumpeters, vocalists, violinists, cellists, anyone. The point is to get the sound and musical conviction in your mind. With resources like Youtube, Spotify, and iTunes, there is so much music available right at your fingertips. Matthew is a Pickett Brass Mouthpieces and Powell Trumpets Endorsing Artist.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2001

Education

MM, Trumpet Performance, Jazz Studies

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 10+

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Matthew A.
Teaches Online
Trumpet Lessons with an expert teacher with 20+ years experience
Lessons with Matthew are personalized, organized, and fun! With a proven track record of success (many former students have gone on to study at major universities or conservatories and enjoy professional careers in music), Matthew will help guide you on your path, no matter your experience level. From the first notes to preparing for a life-changing audition, Matthew has the experience, both as a professional player and as an educator, to help you achieve your goals.
About Matthew A.

Matthew, based in Los Angeles and Cincinnati, has performed and recorded with many of the biggest names in the music industry. A short list of his credits includes The Who, Aretha Franklin, The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Disney, Marvel Universe, Bootsy Collins, and many more. Matthew's compositions and collaborations have been heard on every major TV network and have topped the pop music charts. This wide variety of experience informs Matthew as a teacher, allowing him to help prepare students to successfully perform in any genre. Matthew has studied with many teachers, with many different ideas on how to play the trumpet. The concept which is common to all of them is, “What can I do to make you sound fantastic?” Matthew was fortunate to have studied with William Adam and many of his students. As each student presents unique challenges, goals, and experience, Matthew has multiple ways of addressing the needs of any trumpet player. Every student will be introduced to a few concepts that are at the core of Matthew's playing and teaching philosophy. Key points to my teaching philosophy: Sound: If you cannot produce a beautiful sound, nothing else matters. Having all the technique in the world, a superior high range, or lightning quick articulation cannot cover a poor, thin sound. Give the listener a full, rich sound to listen to and enjoy! Fundamentals: The faster we try to hurry our playing the more we get in our own way. A daily reminder of simple fundamentals will keep your playing rooted and set you up for success. This includes scales, arpeggios, lip slurs, flow studies, and pronunciation exercises all done with a fantastic sound. Music: This is the reason why we do fundamentals to make the music making easier. Every student will constantly be working on a solo, etude, or transcription to develop their musical instincts. Never forget this is fun! Make a statement with your playing! Listening: Each student will be responsible for listening to great musicians, trumpeters, vocalists, violinists, cellists, anyone. The point is to get the sound and musical conviction in your mind. With resources like Youtube, Spotify, and iTunes, there is so much music available right at your fingertips. Matthew is a Pickett Brass Mouthpieces and Powell Trumpets Endorsing Artist.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2001

Education

MM, Trumpet Performance, Jazz Studies

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 10+

Speaks

Has background check

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Matt is well versed in all aspects of trumpet playing and has a unique ability to understand both what the student needs and how to communicate those ideas effectively

Posted Feb 3, 2022
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I have been taking lessons with Matt for several years, and I definitely recommend him as a teacher for students that are willing to practice often and are excited about becoming good trumpet players! He always has a variety of material for teaching every skill, whether it's range, jazz improvisation, or orchestral playing.

Posted Dec 29, 2021
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Matt is as good as it gets. He cares and invests in every student. He is a versatile, world class performer in many styles and practices what he teaches. I highly recommend him to any aspiring player!

Posted Dec 28, 2021
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Xavier University
MM, Trumpet Performance, Jazz Studies
Aug 2012 - Jun 2013
College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
BM, Trumpet Performance, Jazz Studies
Sep 2001 - Jun 2012
College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
Best Jazz Artist
Dec 2017
Cincinnati Entertainment Awards
American Federation of Musicians
Jun 2013
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 2012
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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Instructor details
Trumpet
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$38
45 minutes
$57
60 minutes
$75
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30