Los Angeles, CA
Heya! I'm Matt. I've worked with kids since I was 15 and became a junior counselor at a non- competitive experiential learning camp. I'd go on to run their games program and then become an administrator, which I did for many years. During those years I learned a ton about conflict resolution, child development, team building, and how to facilitate fun in a learning environment. I also ran the weeklong orientation where I taught classes on all of the above to a staff of 60 who ranged in age from 15 (like me when I started!) to 60.
I started taking piano lessons in 2nd grade and continued on through High School. In College I took private jazz piano courses. I've taught piano myself for the past 6 years or so. It's incredibly fun.
Additionally, in college I was a theater major so I know theater better than anything. I try to fill my life with music and theater as much as possible and so far have done a pretty good job of it. It's what makes life...well, life.
I didn't love EVERY SINGLE piano lesson or day of theater class I took growing up. But because I had incredible teachers, I've been given the gift of passion for these subjects. Through having fun, through being completely engaged, through demonstrating how cool, seriously, how cool these subjects are, I know I can give to others what my teachers gave to me. I hope I already have. My students definitely seem to demonstrate that.
Please see below for my resume. Thanks!
EDUCATION Skidmore College BS in Theater with Directing Concentration, Minor in Government University of Westminster Devised Theater Study Twelve Years Private Study, Piano: playing and composing Upright Citizens Brigade Longform Improvisational Training
PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE 2014-Present: Sales Coordinator, APM Music Responsibilities Include: Develop proactive search relationships with A-List Music Supervisors for film and television. Research new shows in development and production. Attend music industry events on behalf of APM Music. Create music dossiers via in-show music analysis to aid Account Executives in proactive client reach outs.
2008-Present: Music Director, Kingdom 2 Music Responsibilities Include: In charge of all licensing and music placements for film and TV projects. Delegate all tasks, defuse and resolve staff conflicts, serve as liaison between staff and CEO, as well as between CEO and APM. Field all meetings/teleconferences with music supervisors. Attend networking meeting, dinners, and conferences as representative of Kingdom 2 Company. Run Marketing and Promotions. Additional Responsibilities include: metadata, artist management, research, records/file keeping.
2002-2010: Administrator, The Nature Place Responsibilities Include: Disciplinarian in charge of all camper behavior issues at large summer camp. Meet with campers, counselors, and parents to resolve conflicts, also oversee specialist programming, and counselor-in-training program. Frequent parent debrief+diffuse phone calls and conversations. 2013-Present: Musical Director, UCB’s Quick & Funny Musicals Responsibilities Include: Write music for popular monthly show at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, teach to cast, integrate band into show, oversee performances.
SPECIAL SKILLS Extensive knowledge of music, film, and TV industries with large rolodex in each, cold call training, Microsoft Office, Excel, and Powerpoint, Logic Pro, Sibelius, Final Cut Pro, book keeping, critical thinking, problem-solving, advanced training in conflict resolution scenarios.
REFERENCES Available Upon Request
Piano, Musical Theater, Acting, Film Acting, Film And Tv Acting, Improv Acting, Screenwriting, Stage Performance, Stand Up Comedy, Theater Acting
Los Angeles, CA 90039
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