Hi, my name Matthew and I have loved music ever since I was a kid. When I was about 6 years old, I started my musical journey by taking piano lessons and continued these into college. I attended Ouachita Baptist University and studied under world renowned concert pianist David Allen Wehr. As a student, I gained extensive experience in performing, arranging, and composing. I also built a small studio in which I would teach privately either from my home, at the student's home, or at a local meeting place such as a church or college practice room. In 2004, I graduated with a music theory and composition degree. Shortly after this, I moved back to Texas and spent four out of the last five years teaching at one of DFW's great music schools, The Master's Touch. I currently teach at a small music school in Keller part time.
I am freindly, love to have fun, and I'm energetic. I also understand that each person learns in their own unique way, therefore I customize lessons specifically to meet each students needs. Often, I compose pieces specifically to help them bridge a technical or informational gap that a curriculum might posess, or sometimes just so the student can learn something that no one else has heard before. This keeps the student engaged and ensures steady progress will be made while keeping lessons both challenging and fun.
I help students set goals that they can achieve and reward them for doing so. Besides setting goals, I use praise and encouragement in my lessons to reinforce the aspects that the students are doing correctly. These two elements give the students the drive and excitement that is needed to practice without it feeling like a chore.
Another aspect that student's will recieve from my teaching style is this: I make learning as much fun as possible while incorporating enough time to explain both why and how everything in music works. This reduces the amount of confusion on the part of the student and frustration on the part of a parent when they don’t see their child improving.
Because piano is my primary instrument, I teach piano from beginner to advanced, but I also teach drums and bass guitar from beginner to intermediate and only beginning guitar students.
If you any more questions or would like some more information about me, please feel free to ask!
I am looking forward to hearing from you!
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