VIRTUAL

LESSONS

Matt is currently taking on a limited number of new students for virtual lessons. 

Whether it's MUSIC, THEATRE, or WRITING, Matt is a passionate mentor for students of all ages and all experience levels.

 

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MUSIC LESSONS

Matt can mentor students in any of the following topics:

  • Piano (any genre)

  • Music Theory

  • Songwriting

  • Composing/Scoring

  • Musical Theatre Performance

  • Music History

Why study music with Matt?

Matt is an award-winning musician and composer who is passionate about music. His decades long-career includes:

  • Three degrees: B.A., M.A., and M.F.A. (all music related)

  • Worked with Grammy, Tony, and Emmy award winners

  • University music professor

  • Private instructor with numerous students seen in Broadway shows, national tours, movies, tv/streaming series, Disney theme parks, and cruise ships

  • Award-winning composer whose work includes international television, award-winning films, streaming services, video games, and viral YouTube content creators.

  • Frequent judge for national/international music competitions

  • Professional studio recording artist

  • Ranked as a finalist/semifinalist in several international music competitions (including multiple Top 10 placements)

  • Award-winning bestselling author of multiple music books

  • Frequent guest lecturer and masterclass artist for music

THEATRE LESSONS

Matt can mentor students in any of the following topics:

  • Theatre/Musical Theatre Performance

  • Audition Prep (Songs/Monologues)

  • Scene/Text Analysis

  • Repertoire Binder Building (Songs/Monologues)

  • Cold Reading

  • Theatre/Musical Theatre History

Why study theatre with Matt?

Matt is a professional theatre artist who is passionate about human storytelling. His decades long-career in theatre includes:

  • Three degrees: B.A., M.A., and M.F.A. (musical theatre theses)

  • Worked with Grammy, Tony, and Emmy award winners

  • University theatre professor

  • Private instructor with numerous students seen in Broadway shows, national tours, movies, tv/streaming series, Disney theme parks, and cruise ships

  • Worked in nearly 70 staged productions in such roles as Music Director, Director, Producer, Playwright, Performer, and Coach

  • Award-winning author of multiple theatre-related publications

  • Frequent guest lecturer and masterclass artist for theatre and musical theatre

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WRITING COACHING

Matt can mentor students in any of the following topics:

  • Nonfiction Writing

  • Book Ideas/Proposals

  • Working With Publishers & Editors

  • Writing Tone and Audience

  • Book/Chapter Outlines

  • Manuscript Construction

  • Working With Co-Writers or Foreword Authors

Why study writing with Matt?

Matt is an award-winning bestselling author of nonfiction books. His writings range from educational "scholarly" publications to entertaining "beach reads" aimed for general readers. His writing career includes:

  • Over a dozen publications with numerous international publishers (books, textbooks, articles in journals/magazines)

  • Winner of several national writing awards and honors

  • Praised by critics and literary organizations for a writing style that blends entertainment and education

  • Book forewords written by esteemed industry professionals

  • Guest author speaker for writing workshops, student organizations, and lecture series

  • Invited guest on popular book-themed podcasts

  • Works sold through numerous vendors including Barnes & Nobles, Walmart, and Amazon

  • See this website's AUTHOR page for more

LESSON PRICES

30 MINUTE LESSON - $30

45 MINUTE LESSON - $40

60 MINUTE LESSON - $50

Lessons are done through Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, or GoogleMeet

CONTACT MATT TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS AND BOOK LESSONS

Email: rmhodge@peace.edu