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Matt Langlois
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Wayne, PA
Speaks: English
Instructs: Drums
Education: PA Teaching Certification K-12 (May 2021)
Performance Experience: Messiah University Wind Ensemble/ Messiah University Big Band/ Messiah University Percussion Ensemble/ Messiah University Symphony Orchestra/ Messiah University Men’s Ensemble/ Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra Substitute/ Pit Orchestra Percussionist/ Kuhlman Competition Finalist/ West Chester University Percussion Ensemble/ West Chester University Wind Ensemble (Principal Percussionist)
Teaching Experience: Sophomore Field Experience: Grades 1,3,4,5,6,7,8 (Public School)/ Junior Field Experience: Grades 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 (Public School)/ Senior Field Experience: Grades 4,5 (Public School)/ Student Teaching: Grades 4,5,9,10,11,12 (Public School)/ Assistant Rock Camp Director/ Private Lesson Instructor.
Teaching Philosophy: Matt's teaching philosophy revolves around music being an activity that as the ability to bring people together and create judgement free environments. Music is inherently a group activity, meaning that people win or lose as a team. Group success or failure means everyone is essential to the group's growth. Matt strives to give his students the abilities to help them succeed personally, while at the same time giving them the skills to be strong ensemble players.

Get to know Matt

Matthew Langlois is a percussion teacher and performer from Malvern, PA. He recently graduated summa cum laude from Messiah University with a BS in Music Education and a teaching certification for K-12. Throughout his 12 years as a percussionist, he has played with renowned composer Michael Burritt, qualified and competed in the Kuhlman solo competition twice, premiered 2 pieces in Pennsylvania, substituted with the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, and played at the both the Percussive Arts Society International Convention and the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Conference. Matt has 6 years of teaching experience, both in person and virtually. He has taught private percussion lessons as well as helped rock bands at every age. Throughout his time at Messiah, he has also taught at every grade level in public school settings, including choir! Matt's professors say that he "continues to be a credit to our university". Currently, Matt is continuing his percussion education as he attends West Chester University to get his master's in percussion performance as the percussion department's new graduate assistant. 

Matt teaches at:
371A W Lancaster Ave
Wayne, PA 19087
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