Matt is currently accepting students in the Chittenden County area on saxophone, bass, guitar, piano, clarinet and trumpet. Lessons take place at at Matt's studio in Shelburne and cover a range of subjects including technique, improvisation, style and tone quality. There is also availability for music theory and composition lessons.

Matt has been teaching privately for more than ten years and received a B. S. in Music Education from the University of Vermont in May 2012. He has taught students ranging from age 6 to 60+ and ranging from beginner to advanced skill level. Lessons are tailored to each student’s ability and interest, and original exercises are composed to keep lessons fun and get students motivated to practice. 

Lessons are 45 minutes and $65 per lesson. This can be paid per lesson or upfront for one month. 42 hours are required for lesson cancellation and there may be an additional charge for travel time greater than 1 hour both ways.

Here are some testimonials from some of Matt’s clients:

Matt has the ‘new teacher’ enthusiasm, yet the solid fundamentals and local experience with seasoned and passionate professionals, to elicit fun and excitement into our son’s saxophone lessons.  He always encourages him to break out and strive for the next level of playing! –Parent of student age 12
I came to Matt as an adult learner with around 30 years experience on guitar, mostly self-taught, to learn saxophone. My goals in wanting to learn the instrument were to improve my knowledge of theory and improvisational concepts in general as well as bring more to the table as a musician with the bands I am in. Matt has been an energetic and inspiring teacher. He brings deep musical knowledge, contagious optimism, and a ton of enthusiasm to his lessons. I've made great progress in a very short amount of time and I leave every lesson fired up to learn more. I highly recommend Matt!! -Adult student