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      About Matt Brown

      Matt Brown
      Matt Brown
      Music Teacher, Master
      Location: Toms River, NJ
      Speaks: English
      Instructs: Bass Guitar, Drums, Guitar
      Education: Bachelors in Music Theory and Composition at Montclair State University
      Performance Experience: Leading multiple rock bands over the past 20 years.
      Teaching Experience: Private music instruction since 2011.
      Teaching Philosophy: Adapt to each individual student’s needs, finding a balance between challenging their weaknesses and providing space for their strengths to shine. Find a balance between a student’s interests and introducing potential new interests, styles, genres, concepts.

      Get to know Matt Brown

      Matt Brown is a graduate of Montclair State University with a degree in music theory and composition.

      He has taught private music lessons for the past 13 years aside from one year spent living abroad in Australia.

      He has performed in multiple rock bands around the east coast and, since his return to the US, is writing and recording under the name Hasty Patience.

      One notable former project of his is Homeless Apians, a rock trio who played and recorded only instruments constructed by the band’s members.  They were featured in a special on News12 New Jersey.  It is not uncommon for Matt’s lessons to be taught from his own home-built guitar.

      Matt specializes in rock, blues, beginner jazz, beginner classical, tapping, finger-style on both acoustic and electrics, and loves to discuss and teach about electric guitar gear!

      Matt Brown teaches at:
      1 Route 37 W Suite 9
      Toms River, NJ 08753
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