Music has taken Matt to the other side of the world and back. Most of the time though He can be seen performing throughout the New York and New Jersey area.

In addition to performing he spends his time writing, vlogging, and offering private music instruction to students of all ages throughout northern New Jersey. For the past almost 20 years Matt has been one of the top private music instructors in the area. Lessons are available for saxophone, clarinet, flute, piano, and guitar. To find out more about private lessons please visit my private lessons page

Matt has performed and recorded with a number of local artists and bands over the past few years: This includes The Matt Schoenebaum Trio, The Defending Champions, Old Wives, King Django, 3rd Valve Productions (rock group an jazz group), Hyphen One & Daylow, Stephanie White and the NJ Philthharmonic, The Miasmics, Quimby Mountain Band, and Obi Fernandez (Of West Bound Train) .

Additional Information

Matt has performed at venues including, The Stone Pony, Kenny’s Castaways, The Bitter End, The Knitting Factory, Mexicali Blues, The Blue Note, and Webster Hall.


Matt has been fortunate to study with some very amazing teachers. He credits them with helping to inspire his deep love of music. In addition to inspiring a love of music, his mentors have helped him to gain a great appreciation for the art of teaching in itself.

  • Verona High School, Verona NJ – 2002
  • Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers, New Brunswick NJ – 2006 (Bachelor of Music Degree – Jazz Studies – Saxophone)

Teaching Experience

  • Private Lessons – 2001-Present
  • Verona Summer Music Program – 2000-2002
  • Richie’s Music, Denville, NJ – 2004-2006
  • Birdhouse Arts Studio – 2007-2011
  • The Music Den, Randolph NJ – 2011-Present


Rico Royal 3 Tenor Sax Reeds

Otto Link New York Metal 7

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