About the Music Lessons
The private music lessons are for all ages and all styles of music. The lessons focus on all the fundamental aspects of music — including reading music, instrument technique, theory, rhythm, and ear training. The lessons are always tailored to the individual needs and passions of the student. Beginners can find all the structure they need to build a strong foundation from the very first note they play. More advanced students can find the freedom to pursue a course of study aligned with whatever their musical passions might be. In my opinion the experience of studying music should be a fun and rewarding one and this is exactly what I strive to offer my students.
A Little About Me.
I have been teaching private lessons for close to 2 decades in and around northern NJ. I have a degree in music from Rutgers University. For more complete bio please visit my about page.
Available Instruments For Music Lessons
I offer virtual and in-home private music lessons for children and adults on the following instruments:
- Saxophone Lessons
- Flute Lessons
- Clarinet Lessons
- Piano Lessons
- Guitar Lessons
I offer virtual lessons via Facetime, Zoom, or Google Hangouts.
In-Home Music Lessons
I regularly travel to students homes throughout northern NJ. I am located in Essex county, Millburn, NJ. Below is a list of towns I have traveled to for lessons. If your town is not listed that doesn’t mean I won’t travel there so please ask. For travel times over 20min I would ask to do at least an hour lesson.
- Verona, NJ
- Montclair, NJ
- Caldwell, NJ
- North Caldwell, NJ
- Cedar Grove, NJ
- Little Falls, NJ
- Madison, NJ
- Chatham, NJ
- Millburn, NJ
- Short Hills, NJ
Private Lesson Rates
In-Person Lessons: 30min ($45) 60min ($80)
Virtual Lessons: 30min ($40) 60min ($70)
“Matt is a wonderful clarinet teacher. He is friendly, polite. knowledagble and very professional. He makes lessons fun and challenging and my daughter enjoys learning lessons with him. I would highly recommend him” — Peggy C
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer lessons for adults?
Yes! I offer lessons for all ages and abilities.
I don't have a sax, guitar, etc. Do you have something I can use?
You will need your own instrument for lessons. It is vital to be able to practice on your own between lessons. I am happy to help guide you in renting or purchasing an appropriate instrument.
How long will it take to learn 'X' instrument?
To really learn an instrument is a never-ending pursuit. But to be able to learn a few notes and create something resembling a song should happen fairly quickly. Ultimately though, it will take some practice and a whole lot of patience.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, Venmo, PayPal, or credit card