fullsizeoutput_387Matthew Tyler Giobbi, Ph.D. is an existential-phenomenological psychologist, composer, pianist, and trombonist based in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Matthew was classically trained at The Mannes College of Music and at The Royal Conservatory of Brussels in Belgium. Matthew composes contemporary solo piano music and plays improvisational trombone. Matthew’s primary music teachers have been Paul Schocker (piano & composition), Peter Bellino (piano), Rudolph Palmer (conducting), and Per Brevig & Ivan Meylemans (trombone). Matthew served as trombonist with the Orquesta Filarmonica de Lima, in Peru, under Maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya. In his younger years Matthew was principal trombonist of Carnegie Hall’s New York Youth Symphony. Matthew has toured with orchestras in China, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, and throughout Europe. Since 2013 Matthew has devoted himself to the study of Buddhist psychology and performing/creative artist’s issues.

Matthew holds a master’s degree in psychodynamic psychology and a doctorate in existential-phenomenology from The New School for Social Research and the EGS in Switzerland. Matthew has been a faculty member of the Department of Psychology at Rutgers University at Newark since 2006. He has written five books on psychology, philosophy, and music. Matthew has studied creative process with Helene Cixous, Judith Butler, Antony Gormley, Bracha  Ettinger, Peter Greenaway, and Claire Denis.

For twenty years Matthew has maintained a private teaching studio and is available for lessons in trombone, piano, and composition. Matthew specializes in adult beginners who wish to play the piano for personal fulfillment. Matthew is available for workshops and lectures on improvisational creativity, Buddhist psychology, as well as individual self-exploration sessions for creative and performing artists.

Muse & Psyche, LLC

is the combination of two worlds: music and psychology. Muse & Psyche is a company providing musical services, books, recordings, videos, articles, and a podcast to foster creativity & well-being through creative music-making. Muse is the Ancient Greek to think, to inspire and refers to the inspiration of music. Psyche (pronounced psy-key) is the animating spirit or the soul. Services include individual instruction, artist’s counseling/ coaching, & workshops to cultivate self-actualization through creative music-making and psychological principles.




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