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Matthew M.

Astoria, NY

$60/hour

Inspiring Music Lessons & Elementary Education Tutoring

$60/Hour


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Univiersity of CT
Human Services

Education

Univiersity of CT (Human Services)

About Matthew

I've been playing music over 20 years. I specialize in beginner and intermediate lessons for children 8-18, but am open to younger children and adults based on a quick conversation about goals and commitment.

I was a 4th-grade public school teacher and contributed to the school raising their national ranking from a 'B+' to an 'A'. That said, I am available to tutor elementary age students in any given subject. Further, for three years, I taught private in-home music lessons for a Production Studio in the NYC/Westchester area. Finally, for two summers I was the music director for a School in Switzerland; children ages 5-10.

I'm dedicated to the success of all my students stemming from building confidence. School can be intimidating, as well learning a new skill like an instrument, and through patience and an inspiring attitude, I am able to get top results.

Please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
I've been playing music over 20 years. I specialize in beginner and intermediate lessons for children 8-18, but am open to younger children and adults based on a quick conversation about goals and commitment.

I was a 4th-grade public school teacher and contributed to the school raising their national ranking from a 'B+' to an 'A'. That
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Astoria, NY 11102
Math:
Elementary Math
Science:
Astronomy, Psychology
Music:
Guitar,
Music History, Music Theory, Piano,
Songwriting,
Voice (Music)
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint
History:
American History, Music History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Guitar

I am qualified to teach beginner and intermediate guitar. For 3 years, I was a private music instructor for Kilroy Music Production Studios, with students in the NYC and Westchester area. I first played began studying guitar at age 15, and throughout my life have incorporated music theory and practice into my own songwriting and performance. Typically, my students ranged from age 8 to 18, and lessons were tailored to each student's musical taste and abilities.

Microsoft Outlook

Professionally, I have experience in multiple professions, including that of a paralegal and licensed real estate salesman. Both roles included daily use of Microsoft Outlook to both effectively communicate with clients, and also to manage calendars/schedules (both mine and often my bosses).

Piano

I am qualified to teach beginner and intermediate piano. For 3 years, I was a private piano instructor for a music production studio, with students in the NYC and Westchester area. I first played piano at age 6, and throughout my life have incorporated music theory and practice into my own songwriting and performance. Typically, my students ranged from age 8 to 18, and lessons were tailored to each student's musical taste and abilities. Lessons are tailored to each student's abilities and tastes, and incorporate theory, performance and improvisation.

Songwriting

As a songwriter, several songs I've written have been professionally recorded and mixed at various studios, including Threshold Studios (Jeff Buckley's former rehearsal room). Those songs went on to receive accolade from various blogs and publications. They were also accepted to be included on iTunes, Pandora and Spotify. Lyrically, I have received honorable mention for a song I wrote in 'American Songwriter' magazine.

Voice (Music)

For several years, I was a private voice student of Deborah Maher, renowned opera singer and voice coach to many successful singers such as Deborah Harry and Damian Marley (son of Bob Marley). Recordings of songs that I've sung on are also on iTunes, Pandora and Spotify. My voice practice starts with centering, and involves controlling one's breath to ensure a pitch is carried, and vocal chords are protected, by focusing on releasing the sound properly. I have three years of music teaching experience.

Univiersity of CT
Human Services

Education

Univiersity of CT (Human Services)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Matthew will travel within 5 miles of Astoria, NY 11102.