Trained in the Pressler Method.
Taught under Professors from Julliard, Michigan, Ohio State, and BYU.
Sharing the wonders of music and seeing the growth and potential in others unfold.
Matthew is a phenomenal performer and that shows in the way he teaches. He prepares his students to perform their pieces in a classy and tasteful way. His lessons are personally tailored to each student and he gives very useful skill-building feedback. He is also very friendly and fun to work with!
Working with Matthew was the perfect balance between learnning new music as well as doing what you wanted too. Matthew had an excellent vision as to how a certain peace should be played and he was able to teach you how to play a song through emotion and not just “how to play” a song.
Take a basic learning test to identify current level of understanding.
To practice and learn responsibly, honestly, and humbly.
Studied Piano for 21 years straight.
Have learned under Professors who were from Julliard, Ohio State, Michigan, and have performed in Carnegie Hall.
Currently studying under Professors at SDSU to finish education in Music Ed program.
Started teaching kids when I was 12 years old at the request of my neighbor. Ever since I have been teaching kids all the way up to adults.
I have worked with students from ages 4 to 40.
I have taught students with Special Needs.
I have even taught students in Germany learning the German language.
Watching Alexander Zimmer perform on a 13 foot Steinway and Sons Grand Piano in a Music hall. He performed Chopin's 3rd Ballad. It was magnificent and an example of theory, performance, and musicality.
Make sure that you are being taught with someone who is invested in you.
In piano. It greatly helps if they have been studying all the way to high school. This guarantees that they have the depth of understanding beyond just reading notes and understanding loud and soft.
How much time are they willing to spend in this field of study each day?
What are you hoping to learn?
Are you willing to learn how to read and write music?
To not just know theory and piano, but "your" style?