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Matthew G.

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Drums Teacher

Influences: I can teach all styles, but my main influences are from jazz masters like Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Roy Haynes, and Tony Williams.

Piano Teacher

Influences: I can teach all styles, but my main influences are from the jazz world; Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, and Herbie Hancock. I personally studied with Charlie Banacos.

Ages:
Elementary School, Pre-teen, Teenage, Adult

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Experience:

  • I started teaching percussion in Maracaibo, Venezuela. This was the beginning of El Sistema, a program designed for low income families. Later, I returned to the Boston area to join the faculty of Concord Academy and Boston Conservatory of Music. I now reside in the L.A. area and have been teaching out of my studio and also in-home. [1978 - 2014]

Education:

  • Graduated, applied percussion performance (BM), New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA [1976]

Studied With:

  • Vic Firth, timpanist of the Boston Symphony [1972 - 1976]
  • Alan Dawson, jazz drummer [1985]
  • Charlie Banacos [1985 - 2001]

Recent Performances:

  • Changsha Music Festival, Changsha, China [June, 2013]
  • Vibrato Grill Jazz club, Los Angeles, CA [July, 2014]

Discography:

  • The Matt Gordy Group - "Almost Spring" [1995]
  • The Matt Gordy Group - "Eclipse" [2000]

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