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About Matthew Gozzard

Matt Gozzard
Matthew Gozzard
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Speaks: English
Instructs: Bass Guitar, Saxophone, String Bass
Education: University of Michigan - Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Studies University of Toledo - Master of Music in Music Education James Madison University - Educational Leadership
Performance Experience: I have over 20 years of performance experience with many great musician from around the world. I have performed with; Antonio Hart, Tim Whalen, Ellen Rowe, Michael Phillip Mossman, Geri Allen, Rufus Reid, Tyrone Wheeler, Andrew Bishop, Dennis Wilson, Donald Walden, Larry Nozero, George Benson, Gunnar Mossblad, Elaine Zajac, Diana Gannett, Dan Pliskow, Bob Hurst, Robert Culver, and Angela Knight.
Teaching Experience: Ten years teaching band in Virginia public schools.
Teaching Philosophy: I am a highly motivated educator who challenges students in a rigorous and supportive environment. I believe music is a language in which all can succeed given the right instruction and help. It is never too late to begin playing an instrument as you will make memories that last a lifetime and can have fun performing and making music for the rest of your life.

Get to know Matthew Gozzard

After graduating from the University of Michigan in 2009, and spending two years as a graduate assistant at the University of Toledo earning my Master's degree in Music Education, I am thrilled to be in my tenth year of teaching in the public school system of Virginia.  Although I have been an active free-lance musician as a saxophonist and bassist for many years, my passion is teaching.  I understand that the process of preparing for a performance is where lasting memories are made.  I have had the opportunity to perform with several of the great jazz musicians including Antonio Hart, Tim Whalen, Ellen Rowe, Michael Phillip Mossman, Geri Allen, Rufus Reid, Tyrone Wheeler, Andrew Bishop, Dennis Wilson, Donald Walden, Larry Nozero, George Benson, Gunnar Mossblad, Elaine Zajac, Diana Gannett, Dan Pliskow, Bob Hurst, Robert Culver, and Angela Knight just to name a few.  My favorite genre of music to perform is jazz but I often perform and teach all styles of music from classical to contemporary rock and roll.

Matthew Gozzard teaches at:
1512 Seminole Trail
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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