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
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.
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.
I'm available for clinics on saxophone technique, improvisation and composition.