3535 Jasmine Ave, Los Angeles CA, 90034
Instruments:Audio Recording, Cello, Clarinet, Composition, Conducting, Drums, Ear Training, Early Music, Electric Bass, Electronic, Euphonium, Flute, Guitar, Handbells, Horn, Mallet, Marimba, Music Therapy, Other, Other, Other, Other, Other, Percussion, Piano, Piccolo, Recorder, Recording, Saxophone, Stand Up Bass, Theory, Timpani, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin

Styles:Classical, Jazz, Folk – Country – Bluegrass, Rock – Alternative, Blues, Kids, World, Electronic, Other
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:12 years
Rate:$50 / hr

Personal Statement

There’s a reason it’s called “playing” music. When you pick up an instrument you enter a completely new world with so many fantasies to explore and magic to create. A person of any age feels like a kid again.

Nevertheless, music is not all play.

The true goal of any talented musician should be to perform. Such a gift can bring joy and peace to so many people!

The reality is, however, that satisfactory performance takes more than talent; it takes skill. And, to develop skill, we must practice.

Yet, as I frequently remind my students, practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice makes permanent.

In order to know what and how to practice successfully, we must find a teacher who carefully leads us to perfection.

This is why I spent years training to teach music and I now spend hours preparing for lessons each week: I want to help you take your musicianship to its full potential.

Are you ready to start playing?

Call 310-876-2141 now to schedule a free introductory music lesson!

Education / Training

B.A in Music Performance from Indiana University, 22 years of piano playing (about 12 years of lessons), 14 years of trumpet lessons, and 15 years of guitar playing.

Performance Experience:
16 years of instrumental ensembles (marching bands, concert bands, orchestras, jazz bands, wind ensembles, and a trumpet ensemble), 13 years of worship leading, and 6 different rock bands.

Matthew Cline