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Teacher performance

Matt and Dave will be playing Saturday 10/15 at the Nomad in Wilmington from 9:30pm to close. Great vibe for live music, but 21+, so only our more "mature" students may attend. Hope to see you there!

www.taproomband.com/gigs
 
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Teacher Performance

Dave and Matt will be playing at the Nomad in Wilmington this Friday night from 9-12. Nomad is a great venue for music, drinks and conversation, but be sure to get there early to catch the few seats that are near…

New piano

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…

Teacher Performances

Big weekend in the area for MSOM performances. On Saturday, September 3rd, Dave, Jason and Josh will be playing at Chadds Ford Winery for their music festival. That's from 4-7pm. Then the band, minus Josh but with the addition of…

Teacher performance


Dave will be playing with his Tap Room Trio this Friday night at Kennett Brewing from 9pm-12. If you haven't been there before, this is a great venue for food, drink and music. This is one of Dave's absolute favorite…

Longwood Gardens jazz concerts

Very excited to say that we just got tickets to see Chick Corea, Christian McBride and Brian Blade at Longwood Gardens this summer. It's amazing to see musicians of this caliber so close to home. Be sure to check out the rest…

Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter

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…

Teacher performance

Dave will be playing with his Tap Room Trio at the Nomad in Wilmington this Friday night, 2/26, from 9:30pm to 1am. Jazz funk and blues, all mixed into one. He'll be joined by Matt Scarano on drums and Jason…

Now offering group Piano lessons

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…

Teacher performance

Dave will be with his Tap Room Trio at Kennett Brewing Company on Friday, February 5th from 9pm-12. Great food and drink, jazz and funk, no cover and all ages! Hope to see you there.

Practicing



For musicians, practicing is a fact of life. For professionals, it's a basic part of our daily existence, our past, our very being. But for aspiring musicians, it is often regarded with negative feelings. As a teacher I find that…

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Benefits of playing piano as an adult

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…