Mattaus - BAH Teacher #4110

“Mattaus is a versatile music teacher available for online and in-home lessons, specializing in double bass, electric bass, flute, piano, recorder, saxophone, and ukulele for students of all ages. Holding a BMus in performance from the University of Toronto, Mattaus brings over 5 years of performance experience and a deep understanding of jazz improvisation to his teaching. Whether you're exploring music for the first time or advancing your skills, Mattaus offers a nurturing environment focused on technique, improvisation, and the joy of music making.”
 - Mattaus


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.

Name: Mattaus (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 22

Gender: male

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.

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.


Rates and Studio Policies
Registration Fee: $25.00 (One-time lifetime registration fee may be used by all family members)

Rates for instruction:
30 minute private lesson: $39.00
45 minute private lesson: $49.00
60 minute private lesson: $59.00

Travel charge: additional $15.00 per visit (for lessons in a client's home as opposed to my studio)

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).

Lessons in your home

Mattaus is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Mattaus can provide online instruction. While other platforms are possible BAH strongly recommends the use of the Zoom video conferencing platform as it is optimized for music lessons and audio quality.