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Matthew Silberman

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Born: December 30, 1981    Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born in Los Angeles and raised in Venice and Santa Monica, California, Matthew Silberman has been around music his entire life. Since being in utero he was attending his mother's opera performances.

Silberman began his formal musical training at age 6, taking piano lessons. After a few years his interest in the piano waned, only to be supplanted by the clarinet at 9.

The summer of his 13th year, his father introduced him to the music of Charlie Parker. Although he had been listening to jazz for years since “borrowing” his dad's “Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk” album, it was Bird who created the desire in him to learn to play jazz. At the suggestion of his mother, Matthew Silberman took home one of his school's alto saxophones, and taught himself to play it....
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”Promising young saxophonist.” -Don Heckman, L.A. Times

Primary Instrument:
Sax, tenor

Location:
Brooklyn, NY

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
I've taught privately for 10 years. I've taught Pre-K through 8th Grade music for 4 years. I'm available for private lessons, scheduling TBD, at $50/hr, or $40/hr if the student comes to my house.

Clinic/Workshop Information:
I'm available for clinics on saxophone technique, improvisation and composition.

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I play a silver-plated, Selmer Super Balanced Action tenor, hard-rubber Otto Link mouthpiece, and various reeds. On soprano, I play a gold-plated Selmer Mark VI, with a Guy Hawkins hard-rubber mouthpiece and Vandoren Reeds. I'm currently seeking a reed endorsement.

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