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Matthew R. B Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, Bass Guitar, Synthesizer, Harmonica, Ukulele, Music, Keyboard, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Showtunes, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Swing, New Age, Bossa Nova, Soul, Punk, Avant-Garde

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Matthew R. B Teaches Online
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, Bass Guitar, Synthesizer, Harmonica, Ukulele, Music, Keyboard, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Showtunes, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Swing, New Age, Bossa Nova, Soul, Punk, Avant-Garde

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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ABOUT
Degrees / Training / Special Info:

-AA, Musicians Institute, Music Performance

-Certificate of Completion, Recording Workshop, Audio Engineering

Awards:

2010 - Honor Roll, Lakeland Community College

Overview:
I'm a performer/instructor residing in Los Angeles, CA. I grew up in Ohio, where I founded the band Synasis with my brother. We played several local shows, as well as opening for national touring artists. While living in Ohio, I also attended The Recording Workshop to study audio engineering in both the analog and digital realm. Before leaving for L.A., I studied music theory and liberal arts at Lakeland Community College. I also studied voice, piano, and guitar at the nearby Fine Arts Association. Since moving to L.A., I've completed an AA in Music Performance at The Musicians Institute in Hollywood, as well as performing with a diverse mix of bands around the city.
EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching guitar for the past 12 years, and more recently bass, ukulele, piano/keys, voice, percussion and studio recording as well. I have taught students ranging from child to adult, as well as working for two years as a caretaker with mentally challenged and special needs individuals. Being a teacher involves much more than just following curriculum out of a book. Each student has their unique way of absorbing information, and we should always remain sensitive to that. My aim is to identify what makes music exciting to the student and ultimately, in turn help them create music that will excite them as well.

METHODS USED
I simply enjoy helping people establish and accomplish their goals on their instruments. The first step is to identify what holds a student's attention. What is it about music that has motivated them to study? Not everyone has the same goal or vision, which is a good thing. Even self-taught musicians incorporate theory and harmony into their compositions. My personal style toggles between when I was 14 learning Metallica songs to the present, having studied jazz and classical harmony. It's important to respect musical tradition, but also provide the student with the tools they need to succeed. I feel that I am very flexible in this regard.
LESSON STYLE
My teaching style is straightforward and practical, always emphasizing the goals of each student specifically. The benefits of reading and understanding sheet music as it relates to your instrument far outweigh those of simple tablature used for guitar and banjo etc. However, in some cases it is practical to use non-traditional forms of instruction. A good teacher's goal is to help the student advance, even if it doesn't happen in a pre-conceptualized fashion. I'm confident in my ability to cater my skills in each student's direction. My students, their parents, and my employers often commend me on my patience and adaptability.
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Belen P

5

Matthew has patience and is able to teach even the tiniest of tots. He worked with my 6 year old and managed to get him excited about coming to each lesson. He has a structure which enables the child to function at their own pace and understands each student is individual in their learning techniques. Thank you Matthew!

Review posted on Feb 29, 2020

Pablo Lewin

5

Matt is an outstanding and very knowledgeable teacher but that's not all, he is always kind, extremely patient and positive, never, ever a negative comment no matter what. He always propels my learning forward with positive comments and ideas and as a beginner guitar player I simply can't ask for more. Do yourself a favor and give him a try, you will be happy you did.

Review posted on Feb 27, 2020

Mike D

5

Matthew is a great as a piano teacher and has been teaching my daughter for a while now. It’s also been great with him working around our schedule when we can’t make it to our scheduled weekly sessions. I highly recommend him.

Review posted on Feb 26, 2020

Kim Burns

5

My 16-year-old is loving her weekly piano lessons with Matthew! She had never taken lessons before, but felt comfortable with Matthew right away. He's a great teacher and has a very pleasant demeanor. It's also very convenient, as he accommodates us in his home studio for the lessons. Thank you, Matthew!

Review posted on Feb 26, 2020

Andrew

5

Wonderful teacher, I am new to guitar and so far I have been enjoying all the lessons and can’t wait for each new lesson that awaits.

Review posted on Feb 26, 2020

Rio

5

Great teacher in home lesson, Really appreciate you working around my schedule thanks,!see Matthew once a week making great progress,Really professional, teaches me songs and power chords And always open to teach me what I want to learn thanks!

Review posted on Apr 11, 2019

Nicoleml

5

I wanted to start soloing and get better at struming and Matthew wrote down scales and tabs that would help me after the lesson so I could practice at home! He is also always open to learn and teach any song/style and is super nice!

Review posted on Apr 10, 2019
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