Matthew is an experienced musician and teacher, offering lessons in the twin cities area as well as online. He received his Bachelors Degree in Music from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Matthew has gained experience in the field through teaching lessons, working as a music director for churches and youth programs, and playing in musical ensembles of different styles. Since a young age, he has been formally trained in piano and percussion. He also plays guitar and enjoys writing music and learning new instruments. Matthew believes in the importance of teaching theory and ear training skills for the well rounded musician and is motivated to cultivate students' passions, talents, and musicality.