My name is Matt and I went to Hutchinson Community College for my Music ed and Science Associates. I am married with no children and love to teach. I have played trumpet and guitar since I was 12, and I began giving private lessons in 2015. I have studied under Daryl Batchler and Dr. Nick Schroeder and have performed dozens of concerts. I have played with musicians such as Adam Larson, Bob Montgomery, Bobby Watson, and many more. In 2014 I ran the HCC Pepband as a guest artist for a semes... [more]
I have completed Aural Skills 1-4 in college. I have real world experience with the use of ear training. As a jazz musician I have considerable experience using my Aural skills for improvisation and listening for chord changes.
I have spent years in both instrumental and vocal music classes. I have taken both music theory and aural skills 1-4. I have also taken many education classes learning different teaching methods and how to get through to people who learn different ways.
I began learning guitar when I was 12. I have played with many bands and helped with studio recordings. I am experienced with everything from basic melodies to power chords to jazz chords and scales.
I have spent years in choirs. I have also sang for a few rock and country bands. I am knowledgeable of different styles and how the vowels, symbols, and terminology change between these styles. Regardless of the period you would like to learn from wether it is Baroque or Modern, I can help you.
I have been playing trumpet since I was 12. I have played professionally since I was 18. I have taught private lessons before on trumpet. I know everything about the build of a trumpet from the bore size to why you press down the valves you do to what makes it and a cornet different mechanically.