About me and Piano Studio Information

A bit about me:

I began music lessons as a young child and music has always been an important part of my life. I have two degrees in music, and moved to Austin years ago to work on a graduate degree in music theory and study in the studio of the pianist Anton Nel.

I grew up in a small town in Delaware, and fell in love with classical music as a child. I was very lucky to play as an orchestral soloist at the age of 15 and have continued to perform ever since. In recent years my focus has been much more on teaching and other projects than on public performance. I am also an Alumnus of The Aspen Music Festival where I studied under Jean-David Coen. Other primary teachers include Ruth Jones, Gene Yenni, Lee Mitchell (formerly Peabody) and Eric Ruple (JMU). I have had supplemental studies with many other pianists was strongly influenced by my work with Charles Fisher.

As a teacher, I have worked with hundreds of students at literally all ages and levels, from complete beginners, through professional musicians and conservatory-level pianists. My goal is engage my students at whatever level they are at and encourage music making as an integral part of life. My teaching style is usually described as very warm and supportive but also very goal oriented.

All Lessons are held at:


Greater Austin Music Academy

2110 White Horse Trail Suite D

Austin, TX 78757

(512) 337-2224

My Studio and Policy

Lessons are $100 per hour, calculated at the beginning of the month. Because of scheduling constraints, I am not able to offer makeup lessons or refunds. Payment for lessons is due at the beginning of the month.

I currently teach a small studio, usually on Sundays and during the day on Monday. Because I am somewhat frequently out of town, I have a truly phenomenal teacher assist me on some weeks that I cannot teach.

If you are interested in lessons, please e-mail me at matt@mattmclaughlin.net