Why MF Music Studio?
At Matthew Forman's Music Studio, the benefits of a local music studio are combined with the convenience of virtual music lessons! By taking lessons at Matthew Forman's Music Studio, you skip the hassle of driving your kids around and spending time/gas going back and forth to lessons every week. The lessons are able to be booked conveniently through the website, and video call links are also built into the website's booking platform. Additionally, all teachers featured at MF Music Studio are personally vetted and selected by Matthew based on their unique prodigious skills in music, along with their achievements as outstanding performers. Be rest assured that any teacher you choose here at MF Music Studio will be one of the best quality music teachers and performers available
Matthew is a current undergraduate piano and neuroscience major at Washington University in St. Louis and he has been teaching music since his junior year of high school. He has been intensively studying piano for 12 years and violin for 6 years. He has been studying piano with Shanti Daya for 4 years and Amanda Kirkpatrick for less than a year. Other teachers of influence have included Angela Peterson, Joe Nuval, and Joan McCallum. Matthew has participated in the Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs festival for 6 years, receiving the highest score every year. Along with Federation, he has participated in WSMA State for three years, and in addition to receiving the highest score each year, he has been awarded the highest honor of Exemplary Performance. Although out of everything, his most prestigious award was winning the MMTA Debut Piano Competition/Recital where he was awarded a private 1 hour long recital and a $500 cash prize.
Besides piano, Matthew has played French horn and violin extensively, both in and out of school. He was part of the first violin section in MYSO’s Senior Symphony; he has participated in MYSO for 5 years (2 of which were for French horn). In the 2019-2020 concert season, he was given the opportunity to participate in MYSO’s Honors Chamber program, directed by Frank Almond. In the summer of 2019, he attended the Elm City ChamberFest Camp held on the Yale campus, where he played works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Elgar, and Prokofiev. At WSMA State, he was awarded an Exemplary nomination for the first movement of the Bruch Violin Concerto. Outside of music, Matthew is very committed to competitive rock climbing.