Kresson Rd, Cherry Hill NJ, 08003
Instruments:Cello, Ear Training, Theory

Styles:Classical, Kids, World, Other
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience: years
Rate:$40 / hr

Personal Statement

I’m passionate about music and have a strong desire to share this passion with others. My first priority is that lessons are inspiring and FUN. That is why my students often go home uplifted and enthusiastic about the cello and music-making. Student progress is a natural result of this enthusiasm and is never forced. Through my positive and perceptive teaching, each student receives a curriculum based on my UNIQUE relationship with that student and their needs. This is why I gladly accept students of ALL levels, from beginners to advanced, because for me it is about the music and affecting people through music. My skills as a pianist add another dimension to lessons as I can accompany anything with my sightreading ability. I teach the cello, but lessons are often about so much more. I make sure my students are not just good cello players, but good MUSIC players who understand theory and reading skills better as they progress. I also incorporate music appreciation into lessons, exposing students to our rich musical history in a way that supports and enhances their cello work. My easy going, friendly nature puts kids and beginners at ease. But my deep knowledge of cello technique and musicianship and my vast experience as a performer ensures that no student is too advanced for my teaching and guidance. Students end their time with me liking music more and being better people for it, that is my goal, and….o yea….your cello skills will not be too shabby either!

Call or email me for a free introductory lesson. I make house calls meaning I travel to YOU. Payment plans are flexible.

Education / Training

Bachelor of Music- University of Maryland School of Music
Master of Music- Jerusalem Academy of Music
Teachers include: William Stokking, Paul Katz, David Teie, David Sella, Guarneri Quartet

Matan has performed at the Kennedy Center, the Kimmel Center, the National Gallery, Henry Crown Theater and many other locations locally and internationally. Festivals of which he has taken part include the National Orchestral Institute and the Perlman Music Program. Matan has been fortunate to play for many of today’s greatest musicians including Steven Isserlis, Itzhak Perlman, Jian Wang, Pieter Wispelwey, Raphael Wallfisch, Bernard Greenhouse, and many more. As a member of the award-winning Great Noise Ensemble, Matan premiered many new works and worked intimately with composers. His string quartet was awarded first prize at the Jerusalem Academy Competition.

Matan Mintz