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Matthew W.

Los Angeles, CA

$65/hour

violin/viola teacher

In-person lessons
10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 2/22/11

$65/Hour


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Boston Conservatory of Music
viola performance
New England Conservatory of Music
Graduate Coursework

Education

Boston Conservatory of Music (viola performance)

New England Conservatory of Music (Graduate Coursework)

About Matthew

Born in Ft. Lauderdale, and a Philadelphia native, Matthew graduated from the Boston Conservatory with a bachelor’s of music in viola performance, and began his master’s studies at the New England Conservatory. Matthew studied with Patricia McCarty and Ed Gazouleas of the Boston Symphony.

Relocated to Los Angeles in 2001, he has studied with Dale Hikawa Silverman and with Jerry Epstein of the LA Philharmonic .

Matthew is a member of the Dakah Hip Hop Orchestra, which has been invited to the New Orleans Jazz Festival and Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. Other orchestras he has played with include:The Long Beach Symphony, the Wild Ginger Philharmonic, Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra, Desert Symphony, AYS and Debut Orchestras. Matthew also attended the Henry Mancini Institute in 2005.


He has performed at such venues as: Boston Symphony Hall, NEC’s Jordan Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Zipper Hall, UCLA Royce and Schoenberg Halls, USC’s Bovard Auditorium, Skirball Cultural Center, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas House of Blues, San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts, and California Plaza.


He has shared the stage with such names as Tony Danza, Harrison Ford, Isaac Stern, Yefim Bronfman, Gil Shaham, John Novacek, and singers from the LA Opera. He has also played with names from the rock, hip-hop and jazz worlds including: Holly Palmer, Lili Haydn, Guru, John Tesh, and Diane Schurr.


Matthew has worked with such distinguished conductors as John Williams, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Silverstein, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Newton Howard, Alan Silvestri, Alf Clausen, Kent Nagano, Doc Severinsen, Ronald Feldman, Joana Carneiro, and Frank Fetta. Matthew has also been featured in music videos and on film trailers.

Matthew is a big proponent of the Suzuki method for studying violin/viola. This series is great for players at any level. Matthew has been teaching privately and also enjoys coaching in a group setting.

Born in Ft. Lauderdale, and a Philadelphia native, Matthew graduated from the Boston Conservatory with a bachelor’s of music in viola performance, and began his master’s studies at the New England Conservatory. Matthew studied with Patricia McCarty and Ed Gazouleas of the Boston Symphony.

Relocated to Los Angeles in 2001, he has studied
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I just raised my rate by $5. I haven't raised my rate in many years, and this will be my new rate for at least 2 years.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90035
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Music:
Ear Training,
General Music,
Music Theory, Violin

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Ear Training

I attended the Boston Conservatory of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music. I had extensive courses in sight singing, ear training, dictation, and counterpoint as well as piano and singing.
I have a been a professional player and teacher for over 20 years and have developed my ear training skills along the way.
I can have any student learning dictation and sight singing fairly quickly and can give them a basic knowledge of piano and theory as well.

General Music

I have a degree from the Boston Conservatory of Music. I have studied with Juilliard professors as well as members of the Boston Symphony and LA Philharmonic. I have done arrangements and compositions and have countless composer colleagues. I also perform in the recording studios regularly.

Violin

I am also able to teach Beginner to intermediate violin students.

Boston Conservatory of Music
viola performance
New England Conservatory of Music
Graduate Coursework

Education

Boston Conservatory of Music (viola performance)

New England Conservatory of Music (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I just raised my rate by $5. I haven't raised my rate in many years, and this will be my new rate for at least 2 years.

Travel policy

Matthew will travel within 40 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90035.