Mr. Matthew Tong is a pianist and cellist. A native of southern California, he began his time in music at the age of four. He has a passion for collaborating with other artists, whether it be in performance, teaching, or a warm jam session in a living room. Mr. Matthew holds an MM in Piano Accompanying & Chamber Music from Eastman School of Music in New York, and a BA in Cello Performance & Music Education from UCLA.
As an educator, Mr. Matthew aims to share the unique and personal joy that comes with being a musician. He believes music to be a gift that can be used and expressed in incredibly different ways, and he strives to bring out that individual sound from each artist. Mr. Matthew is trained classically, but continues to enjoy learning to play in styles of jazz, pop, and whatever else piques his ears.
Mr. Matthew is a member of the Music Teachers Association of California.