Matthew Cox Piano Teacher

Matthew Cox Piano Teacher

5.0 (2)
Best of 2019
3 years in business

About this pro

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.

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Credentials

San Marcos, CA 92078
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Leigh

    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!

  • Bridger Fraedrich

    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.



FAQs


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

Trial Lesson

Take a basic learning test to identify current level of understanding.

To practice and learn responsibly, honestly, and humbly.


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

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.


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

$35/half hour

$65/hour


How did you get started teaching?

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.


What types of students have you worked with?

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.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

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.


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

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.


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

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?