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- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach private lessons to all brass musicians, as well as chamber groups of all kinds. I also teach arranging/composition, music theory, and musicianship.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I hold a Master of Music in Solo Euphonium Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music. I minored in advanced arranging, and conducted extensive research on the teachings of world renowned brass players on all brass instruments. I have a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Northern Colorado and have been an active performer and clinician for over 8 years.
- How much do you charge?
Get a free lesson for every student you refer to me. All brass lessons are 20.00 (chamber music 30.00 per group), academic lessons are as listed above
- Where do you teach?
I am based in Manchester, but have teaching all across the Northwest. I can travel to your home if necessary.
- When are you available?
I am available to teach all weekdays and most Saturday mornings.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I have experience teaching everyone from as young as 6 years old, and have even taught an 86 year old!!
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I can prepare you for all graded exams up to A-levels and college auditions.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I have tutored students using skype, as well as email correspondence utilizing recordings, and pdf's if necessary.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have seven years experience teaching brass instruments to all ages and ability levels.
My performing experience includes
UNC Wind Ensemble, Fort Collins Wind Symphony, Soloist in the RNCM Brass Band, Fountain Creek Brass Band, CSUP Wind Ensemble, Southern Colorado Wind Orchestra, Little London Winds and Fort Collins Wind Symphony
CSUP Jazz Band, CSUP Orchestra, Loveland Choral Society,Southern Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Pueblo Symphony, UNC Lab Band II and Trombone Choir
Other performance experience:
Member and arranger for the International Tuba Euphonium Conference (ITEC) RNCM Alumni Ensemble, RNCM Big Band (Trombone), Active freelance jazz trombonist - Manchester, Two recordings with the RNCM Wind Orchestra, Finalist - Rocky Mountain Concerto Competition, Finalist - Rafael Mendez Brass Institute Band Audition, Finalist - ITEC Tuba quartet competition, Member - ITEC Collegiate All-Star Ensemble
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, I have an up to date CRB.
- Where and with whom did you train?
At the RNCM I trained with Steve Mead and David Thornton. While in Colorado I trained with Dr. Jason Byrnes. I have taken lessons and masterclasses from many renowned soloist throughout the world (available on request).
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I belong to the International Tuba Euphonium Association
• Bachelor of Music Education - University of Northern Colorado
• Master of Music in Solo Euphonium Performance - RNCM
• Up-to-date CRB Certificate
• International Tuba Euphonium Association, Certified teacher in Colorado
Matt adopts a friendly professional approach while maintaining a sensitive awareness to student's needs and ability. He is very positive, polite and extremely patient. He is an articulate communicator who can explain and demonstrate complex material in a way to make it easier to understand. He is always supportive while setting high standards during his teaching. Matt has that rare quality amongst teachers, the ability to both enthuse and inspire his students. I am very privileged to have him for a tutor.
I've been taking weekly lessons from Matt for five months. These have been well judged, and nicely adapted to my initial enthusiastic incompetence. Matt started from the basics and worked up smoothly to the point where I am now able to contribute to, and enjoy band rehearsals. Lessons with Matt have been enjoyable and very effective. I am happy to recommend Matt as a patient, friendly, and very professional teacher of brass wind instruments.
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