Multi-woodwind artist Matty Harris holds B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and performs locally in a plethora of settings, including jazz, rock, world music, improvisation and musical theater. In 2015 he released an LP of his avant-garde large ensemble DOUBLE SEPTET and in 2018 his quartet toured Nepal and played at Jazzmandu: The Kathmandu Jazz Festival. In July 2022 Matty curated the Jazz Mondays residency at Icehouse Minneapolis.
Maintaining a strong studio since 2013, Matty’s students have successfully auditioned for honor bands, all-state, jazz band and upper level bands and lessons include technique, reading music, chord/scale theory and ear training.
Outside of music, Matty enjoys travel, visual art, his dog George, retro furniture and comedy.
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Geographic areas served
Matty is available for in home lessons in a 15 mile radius of Minneapolis, at the Opus studios in Plymouth, St. Louis Park, and Robbinsdale, and at his home studio just north of downtown Minneapolis.
- $44 / half hour lesson
- $65 / 45-minute lesson
- $86 / 60-minute lesson
- $76 / 45-minute joint lesson
- $8 more per in home lesson
If a lesson is canceled with at least 24 hours notice, a make-up lesson can be arranged. Depending on schedules, a make up lesson may be online/virtual instead of in-person. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will be charged as a regular lesson. Occasionally, lessons may need to be online due to weather, especially snowstorms. If for some reason I need to cancel a lesson and we can’t find a make-up time, you will receive a credit for that lesson.
My love for playing music and performing has shaped my life in magical ways and I hope to share some of that magic with my students. I enjoy helping to perfect my students’ school band music and audition pieces as well as bringing in extra material and music theory that I feel would have been useful to my younger self. I also encourage my students to form bands with their friends, seek out performance opportunities and learn music that they connect with.