Anyone who wants to hear some music in the area, look no further than the Kennett Flash. This is one of my personal favorite venues, I highly recommend checking out a show sometime soon. Here's a nice write up about it:
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Many people have been asking me for piano tuner recommendations. If you're in need of tuning or repairs for your instrument, I cannot speak highly enough of Jason Klinke. He's done all of the work on my pianos over the years, and has an amazing resume. He's also a really nice guy! Check out his website here.
Starting this week, Katie Sokolowski will joining the family at MSOM. Let us know right away if you're interested in taking voice, violin, or piano lessons with Katie.
Katie Sokolowski is currently a senior at West Chester University of Pennsylvania pursuing a degree in Music Education, with minors in both music history and special education. Her primary area of performance is voice, although she also plays and instructs on violin and piano. Katie is a classically trained vocalist, however also enjoys…Read more
We are very excited to introduce our newest teacher at the Mattock School of Music, Brian Fitzgerald. The definition of a multi-instrumentalist, Brian teaches violin, electric violin, voice, guitar, drums, bass, song-writing, beat-boxing and looping. As a performer, he blends elements from a variety of genres and decades to create a sound that falls somewhere between Daryl Hall and Jamiroquai and has toured both nationally and internationally, playing with a “who’s-who” of top tier musicians from across…Read more
Very excited about our brand-new-to-us Yamaha U3 piano. After years of teaching in colleges where this is the"standard" for practice rooms, I've really come to love the U series' balanced sound, consistent action, and durability. It's a perfect piano for our space and students. As much I love my original Lester piano, it was definitely time to move on (it has now been moved into my living room where it will enjoy a second life as my daughter's first instrument!). The U3 just got it it's…Read more
A beautiful statement about our place in the world by two of the most respected musicians in the jazz community. A must read for anyone in search of positive reinforcement for both their music and lives. Read the original article here: http://nesthq.com/wayne-shorter-herbie-hancock-open-letter/
Wayne Shorter & Herbie Hancock Pen an Open Letter to the Next Generation of Artists
Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock have been friends for over forty years. In the pursuit of their art, they’ve shattered boundaries…Read more
The Mattock School of Music is now offering group piano lessons. This is a perfect opportunity for adult beginners or those who haven't studied in many years to learn piano in a fun, relaxed, group setting. It is a great way to get started in music while also getting to meet and interact with other like minded adults. Best of all, it's less expensive than a one-on-one lesson, so it's a great way to find out about piano without committing too much. Classes are weekly, held Mondays at 7pm and Tuesdays at…Read more
Although children are often referred to when we speak of learning ability, adults have many advantages when it comes to learning music. They have more developed cognitive skills, learn of their own volition, more developed emotions, longer attention spans, more previously learned information available, and better coordination. For these reasons, adults are great candidates to learn a musical instrument. Here are 8 benefits of playing piano as an adult
1. It’s a great stress reliever
2. Improves memory…
As any parent knows, children’s minds are constantly developing and learn at an incredible rate. To further enhance their educational development, here are ten reasons why children should take piano lessons:
1. Teaches problem solving skills
2. Refines coordination and fine-motor skills
3. Aids development of math and language skills
4. Improves and increases memory capacity
5. Increases emotional intelligence
6. Teaches perseverance and discipline
7. Develops organizational skills
Simply refer us to a friend, and if they end up taking lessons with us, as a "thank you" we'll give you one free lesson in return. Make sure to tell your friend to mention your name when they sign up!