Music Instruction

Matthew is available for private lessons or group workshops.

Workshop Topics:

Mindfulness & Music

Free-Improvisation for classical musicians

Performance anxiety

Creative process


I am interested in teaching adults who wish to play piano for pleasure & personal wellbeing. I am a conservatory trained musician and psychology professor who offers a healthful, mindful, & joyful experience at the piano. Together we learn how to make music, spontaneously, joyously, & naturally.


Trombone lessons for all experience-levels of students. You will learn the rudiments of trombone playing in classical, jazz, & free-improvisational genres.

Composition & Songwriting

Lessons in music composition techniques. Theory, counterpoint, form, & orchestration.

Schenkerian Analysis

Lessons in Schenkerian music analysis are available.

Gestalt Perceptual Theory & Composition

Lessons in Gestalt theory & music composition.