Matthew is offering lessons for small groups of two to four, in a manageable schedule of eight week sessions at a time. “You can book some lessons for a two-month period, then take a break or go straight on to the next set.” Structuring the lessons in eight-week blocks allows adults to keep room for travel, work, and busy lives. His classes are also open to young adults, 14 and older.
Not sure if piano is your thing, but tempted to try? “I always offer one free lesson, so people don’t feel they have to commit right away.”
Matthew uses a teaching programme developed in West Kelowna called “Ezee Piano Systems”. The programme promises students will learn to play with both hands from the first lesson, learn to play chords, and learn to improvise. It stresses getting folks playing and having fun fast. To learn more about this particular teaching method, you can check out their website at ezeepianosystems dot com.
Born and raised in Oliver, Matthew has been heavily involved with music for most of his life. He started taking piano lessons at the age of 8, and 5 years later, began learning classical guitar as well. When Matthew graduated, he received the Governor General’s Award for highest marks in his school. He also received an award for the highest mark of a grade 8 RCM examination in the South Okanagan. He is currently working on his grade 10 RCM piano.
He has taught private guitar lessons for 4 years, but only recently, has he discovered the EZee Piano System. “I think this is a great teaching system. I’ve always been disappointed by how long it takes to learn piano using traditional methods. The shortcuts learned in this system are incredibly helpful. I wish that I had learned these when I was starting out.”
More questions for Matthew? Call 250-485-8930. To reach him by email, contact the arts council at olivercac at gmail.com and we’ll put you in touch with him.