Music is one of those difficult fields of study that combine the emotional with the factual, the artistic with the disciplined, and the inherent with the learned. It is something that comes natural to all of us, and we believe that with proper instruction anyone is capable of learning how to play music. Using the traditions of the past and coupling it with the music of today, the instructors at the Mattock School of Music give students the means and desire to make music an integral part of their lives.
We offer piano, guitar, bass, voice, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, violin and drum lessons to students of all ages and experience. Our faculty are all masters of their instrument and have extensive teaching and performance experience. Lessons are offered in 30, 45 and 60 minute blocks to accommodate everyone, with lessons offered weekdays, weeknights and weekends. We are located at 269 Kennett Pike, Chadds Ford PA near the intersection of routes 1 and 52.
The Mattock School of Music is a small school with only a few teachers, and we enroll a modest number of students to ensure that each student is given the full attention that they need. Please contact us at any time to discuss rates and scheduling availability. First lesson is free, so contact us now to set up a meeting at your convenience.
What people have to say about MSOM
"The Mattock School of Music has been such an enriching addition to my life and I am so incredibly grateful to Dave for all of his guidance and support in helping me learn to become a better musician. As a more mature learner, I often wish I had followed along with the few music lessons of my youth. But alas, as a young lad, I preferred to be out on a skateboard. Had I instead found a teacher like Dave at the time - supportive, creative, and energetic in his enthusiasm for all things musical - I would have certainly stuck with it." -Remo (adult student)
"MSOM give legendary and epic lessons" -Andrew (age 9)
"Jason is a great fit for my daughter's personality. He is very calm and understated which makes her feel comfortable and at ease. Also, he uses high-interest songs to teach guitar content. Our whole family loves to hear her practice!" -Charlene
"Just wanted to let u know that Jessica said you (Meg) are the best teacher she has ever had- she's looking forward to working with you!" -Mother of new vocal student
"I highly recommend Dave Mattock of the Mattock School of Music - my daughter loved him and progressed faster than with other piano teachers! -Betty (mother of former student)
"My interaction with Dave Mattock has taken my music abilities to an entirely new level. After playing keyboards for 40 years, I was stuck in a rut and was having difficulty finding a music teacher who had the knowledge and skills to help me learn how to improvise and improve my piano and organ technique. Dave taught me how to practice, think, and apply practical music theory that opened the door to an entirely new level of playing ability. I can’t say enough about he helped coach and teach me -and my daughters- how to unlock our music potential!" -Mike (adult student and parent of students)
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