Mattaus - Teacher #4110

- Double Bass
- Electric Bass
- Flute
- Piano
- Recorder
- Saxophone
- Ukulele

- Composition
- Ear Training
- Harmony
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English

Teaching Philosophy

I believe music holds the power to enrich and transform lives. As a professional saxophonist immersed in the world of jazz, my teaching philosophy revolves around the fusion of technical mastery, improvisational freedom, and rhythmic groove.

Every individual possesses innate musicality waiting to be unlocked. I prioritize a holistic approach, emphasizing physical warm-ups tailored to each instrument's demands to ensure technical proficiency and prevent injury.

Music is not just technique; I guide my students to embrace the art of spontaneous creation, empowering them to explore their musical intuition and find their unique voice.

Rhythm is the backbone of musical expression, and I incorporate diverse rhythmic exercises to develop timing, groove, and ensemble skills.

Above all, I cultivate a nurturing environment in which joy and play are cherished as essential components of learning, respecting each student's journey, whether discovering music for the first time or honing their craft.

My philosophy is simple: music is a journey of self-discovery and expression, and through disciplined practice and fearless exploration, I aim to inspire the next generation of jazz musicians to find their voice and share it with the world.

Musical Education

I have a Bmus in performance from the University of Toronto which included classes in Saxophone, Ear training, Composition and music theory as well as keyboard classes.
I studied Piano privately for 7 years at Merriam School of Music in Oakville with teachers such as Len Feldman, and Saxophone with Humber Community Music Sr. Enriched under Kieran Overs, Kirk Macdonald and Lorne Lofsky.

Special Skills and Training

I have over 5 years of experience playing weekly at venues and events around the city, and over 7 years studying the art of jazz improvisation. These experiences have given me a deep understanding about the inner workings of jazz music and improvising.


30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00

There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable

NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher


1. Cancellation Policy

Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy

A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy

Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy

Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period

There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).