Clinician

Matt has given workshops and clinics throughout the United States, South America, and Europe. Student ensembles he has led have consistently been recognized by Downbeat Magazine, toured Europe, and won regional and national competitions. He is an experienced clinician working with groups ranging from student ensembles to professional development workshops for teachers and administrators using the lessons of jazz to foster creativity, collaboration, and community engagement.

Jazz Master Classes + Workshops

Jazz Fundamentals

Small Group Repertoire and Concepts

Ear Training

Jazz Strategies for Instrumentalists

Tunes by Ear

Blues Melody, Form, and Improvisation

Arranging Techniques

Applied Transcription

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Teacher Training

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Concept Based Rehearsals

Jazz Language and Theory

Listening Strategies

Developing a Combo

Teaching Improvisation in a Large Group Setting

Techniques for Developing a School Jazz Program

Constructing a Jazz Curriculum

Coaching a Student Rhythm Section

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Guitar

Sample Topics

Right Hand Technique

The Guitar Player in the Jazz Rhythm Section

Solo Performance Techniques

Melodic Voicing

Left Hand Strength and Independent Development

Jazz Methods for Nylon Guitar

Classical Approaches to Jazz Guitar

Practices from Jazz Guitar Evolution