Matthew Cox Piano Teacher

Matthew Cox Piano Teacher

5.0 (8)
Best of 2022
2 employees
6 years in business

About this pro

Piano can be simple and fun!

LEARN to perform and make music!!

Have taught and played for 15+ years. 

Trained in the Pressler Method.

Taught under Professors from BYU Idaho and San Diego State University

Arranging songs, teaching composing, how to write a melody or even personal arrangement. 

How to read music in 3 months or less!

Sharing the wonders of music and seeing the growth and potential in others unfold.

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Credentials

Las Vegas, NV 89120
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8 Reviews

5.0

  • Christina De Souza

    He is a beyond extraordinary teacher! I would not have come this far in piano without his help! He’s so enjoyable to work with and very patient! I highly recommend 10/10! :)

  • Susie Jones

    One of the replacements I thought would be hardest to find upon moving to Oside ended up being the easiest! My son has been playing piano for about four years now and so it was super important to find a piano instructor that he would vibe with. For a 10+year old, he is quite picky and particular when it comes to those he learns with and from so I just knew this was gonna be no simple task. Six months prior to moving I began the search and can I just say, I never knew there was such a draught of male pianist that work with children! I ended up broadening out my search from just in-home lessons to include studios and finally hit the jack pot. We met with Mr. Matthew during a free consultation and I have never seen my son so excited to play piano before. I signed him up that very day. It typically takes awhile before I can trust people alone with my son and that just was never even an issue here. The two of them hit it off right away and my son even kicked me out of the studio because he felt so safe. When I asked my son why he preferred Mr. Matt over his last teacher, he, being the kind-hearted softy that he is, said he didn't want to hurt his other teacher's feelings. I promised him I wouldn't tell his former teacher so in keeping with said promise, I won't reveal exactly what he told me. But I will let him speak for himself. Words from my son: "Mr. Matt is so cool! He makes learning fun. He makes me love piano. Mr. Matt is super creative, fun, and the nicest person on earth. He is good at allowing me to make my own musical selections. Whether I want to play classical or pop, he's on it. He's always ready, prepared, and so hip. Mr. Matt cares about me as a person and makes me laugh. He's goofy just like me and teaches me the best way so I can learn. I'm glad I can work with him virtually from home during the pandemic but I can't wait til I can go back to the studio to jam it out with him." It's such an amazing feeling to hear my son say such heartwarming words about his piano instructor. He clearly looks up to Mr. Matt as an individual and instructor. I get such joy out of seeing my son practicing outside of his routine practice times at home and not just when he's on time-out in his room. Wether it be watching him explore learning how to play songs online or moving ahead in his music books on his own, or playing by reading actual notes, I know that every amazing thing he does is all thanks to Mr. Matt. Admittedly, his playing is one of those dreams I am living vicariously through him, but it's so nice to see him owning the love of playing for himself! Thank you, Mr. Matt! You are not only helping to mold a little boy into a bona fide piano player, but you are helping to mold him into a man he will one day be proud to become.

  • Raul Cruz

    Matthew is patient, innovative, talented and dedicated. He makes piano enjoyable and is willing to work on our piano journey as a team

  • Yazmin Martinez

    Mr. Matthew is always so patient with Andy, he listens to his stories and responds with excitement and compassion. Andy has learned so much about music and playing the piano and I am so amazed and excited for him :-)


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

FREE INTRO LESSON! :)

Depending on music experience, we will start reading music, playing notes, and learning a popular/classical song of student's choice to start.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Taught for 17 years.

Currently studying under Professors at SDSU to finish education in Music Ed program.

Performend and Studied Piano for 25 years.

Have learned under Professors who were from Julliard, Ohio State, Michigan, and have performed in Carnegie Hall.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

FIRST LESSON .....FREE!

30 min lesson - $140/month

60 min lesson- $280/month


How did you get started teaching?

Was asked by a neighbor to teach their son, and discovered I LOVE TEACHING just as much as playing and making music!


What types of students have you worked with?

Children to grandparents!

Understand students with Special Needs.

I am open to any student in any circumstance no matter how difficult or unique. I hope to learn from you!


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Watching my student play an arrangement of a song she wrote herself!

Seeing a student go from not reading music to playing an ADVANCED piece in a year! (Usually takes 5 years)


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Don't be afraid! It is amazing how uplifting or inspiring music can enhance your life! The piano is a major way to bring this exciting world to you! 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

How long do I need to practice each day?

Do I need to buy my own music book?

Will I get to choose what songs I learn?