Location: Manhattan, NYC
- Bachelors of Music degree and Performance Certificate from SUNY Purchase
- Master of Music degree from the Longy School of Music of Bard College
Matthew has taught woodwinds to students of all ages in both private and classroom settings.
Matthew is currently a PhD candidate in Music Education at the NYU Steinhardt school, where he has dedicated his studies to the art and technique of teaching music to students. His Pedagogical style is to inspire the students to love to play and practice, with a proper foundation in technique. Matthew is an active free-lance clarinetist and woodwind doubler in NYC performing regularly with orchestras throughout the city, including recently being named associate principal clarinetist of the Brooklyn Symphony, where he also sits on the board of directors. Matthew is currently the woodwind professor at Avenues: The World school, where he teaches woodwind studies from 4th-9th grade. He graduated from Edward R. Murrow High school. During this time he studied with Thomas Piercy, was a regular member of the ISO symphony, attended the Eastman Horizons summer program and was a finalist for the United States “Pershing’s Own” concerto competition. He consecutively received his Bachelors of Music degree and Performance Certificate from SUNY Purchase with Ayako Oshima-Neidich. He then received his Master of Music degree from the Longy School of Music of Bard College with both Jonathan Cohler, and Jorge Montilla.