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Moppa Elliott

I was born on September 13, 1978, the first son of David and Carolyn Elliott in Scranton, Pa. Incidentally, they named me Matthew Thomas Elliott, not Moppa. My parents are both college instructors and intense music lovers, so I was able to hear a lot of music growing up. After a brief introduction to the piano, I started to play the trombone in the sixth grade, and after deciding a few years later that I wanted to also play an instrument with strings, I was given an electric bass. When I was about 17, I fixed up my father’s old acoustic bass in order to audition for a summer program. I then began to study the bass seriously with Pocono resident Tony Marino.

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”A powerhouse band... populated with virtuosos who like to play rough” --Time Out New York (Apr. 2005)
Primary Instrument

Bass

Location

Woodside, NY

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

I teach music history, theory, and chorus at St. Mary's High School. I also teach bass at the Long Island Conservatory and privately.

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