Matt Riley: Saxophone
Bachelor of Arts, University of Akron
Master of Music in Saxophone Performance, University of Akron
Matt is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, who started teaching and performing when he was still at Aurora High School.
He graduated with both of his degrees from the University of Akron, where he performed in a wide range of ensembles. He has performed in the university's concert bands, jazz bands, saxophone quartets and even with the university's orchestra. This has led him to perform at bigger venues and with bigger named groups.
He maintains a small studio in the Akron/Cleveland area, where he enjoys teaching private lessons. In addition to teaching privately, he also works with Aurora High School as their Assistant Marching Band Director,
Matt stresses fundamentals and technique through the study of the pedagogy of the instrument. He helps his students not only understand how the instrument functions, but what they can do to improve their own performance quickly through this understanding of the instrument.