Matt has been teaching privately for over 15 years years and has a sincere passion for the musical development of his students.  He is available for trumpet and piano lessons in the greater NYC area.  Matt also teaches improvisation/jazz and composition lessons. Click here to get in touch with Matt.


  • Brooklyn Arts Council, New York
  • Bash the Trash Environmental Arts, New York
  • Manhattan School of Music Pre-College, New York
  • ArtsConnection, New York
  • Music to Your Home, New York


  • Bloomington High School North, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Shepard Middle School, Deerfield, Illinois
  • Holy Trinity High School, Chicago
  • Plato Academy, Morton Grove, Illinois
  • Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, Maryland


  • Manhattan School of Music Summer Camp
  • Birch Creek Music Performance Center, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin
  • University of Wisconsin Summer Jazz Camp, Whitewater
  • Indianhead Arts Center, Shell Lake, Wisconsin
  • British School of Chicago Band Camp


“I have taken lessons with Matt Holman for about three years, and his passion for music and dedication to education have never ceased to amaze me. Every time we had a lesson, Matt would concentrate all of his attention on what it was that I needed to sound better. Since studying with Matt, I have found that my approach to playing the trumpet is completely different, and I am now much more confident in my ability to sound great day in and day out.Matt is one of the most professional musicians that I have worked with. He is at least a couple of minutes early to all of his lessons and he always finds time for his students even with his busy playing schedule. In my three years of study, Matt has never once missed an appointment or even arrived late; he has never failed to notify with at least a week’s notice if he has to make a cancellation and he is always extremely flexible with his schedule when making up lessons. It has really been a pleasure for me to have the opportunity to study with such a wonderful and creative musician, a great teacher, and an incredibly thoughtful and sweet man.”

– Danny Bressler, New Trier High School graduate/Brown University

“We couldn’t have asked for a more patient and kind trumpet teacher for our son’s musical introduction. He always left his lesson inspired and looking forward to playing further. With Matt’s encouragement, he flourished in no time.”

– Jodi Brewer, Parent

“Matt Holman is a dynamic and creative educator who brought my students to a new level of improvisation in just one master-class. His energy in the classroom is electric and his approach to teaching is fresh and exciting. His connection with the all students, from grades 7-12, was apparent from the moment he stepped into the room. Displaying his versatility and flexibility from novice jazz musicians to advanced improvisers, he truly demonstrated what it means to have mastery over the subject matter. Matt Holman has my highest recommendation for any school that is looking for a jazz clinician, adjudicator, or educator.”

– Jeff Suzda, Director of Jazz Studies/Head of Music, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD