Matt Dorland is a teacher, performer, composer, and arranger from Minneapolis, MN. Having started piano lessons at the age of 6, he has gone on to teach hundreds of students since he began teaching in 2008. In addition to extensive jazz and improv training, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from the University of Minnesota, and was the Music Director at Stevie Ray’s Improv Company in Chanhassen, MN from 2017 to 2021.
Matt enjoys teaching children and adults of all ages, and can work with any skill level from absolute beginner to college-level repertoire. He emphasizes reading, technique, and music theory as essential skills that pave the way for students to become independent learners. As a performer himself, Matt encourages and prepares his students to play for family, friends, and in recitals, so that they can enjoy performing with confidence.
Matt loves giving his students the opportunity to play music that’s fun, engaging, and current. In addition to classical repertoire, he also teaches composition, jazz, and popular music, and regularly arranges the newest pop songs for his students to play.