Music instructor, Matt Bassano, is an accomplished teacher and musician, versatile in a wide range of styles on many instruments. Matt’s first love in life is music! He teaches piano, guitar, bass, drums, violin, cello, banjo, trumpet, saxophone, French horn, clarinet, flute, dulcimer, baritone horn, and other orchestra, band and folk instruments., in styles including classical, jazz, musical theater, rock/pop, Latin, world music and folk.
Matt excels at teaching beginners music fundamentals in ways that are fun and easy to master, along with lots of theoretical and practical advice and instruction for more advanced musicians. Matt has taught in the Denver area for over 20 years and is the music director and founder of Ad Hoc Entertainment , a leading music entertainment agency in Colorado.
Matt is a dynamic performer and respected band leader, leading Colorado’s favorite wedding band, The Spotlight Band. This band is popular for its unique ability to play a wide range of styles including rock, 80s, Motown, bluegrass, jam, salsa, jazz, oldies, blues, swing, classical, world music and country. The band
boasts a song list of over 1300 songs! Matt also organizes and leads all sorts of bands and ensembles for the agency, and is a popular sideman and soloist, playing all over the western U.S. in a wide range of styles on various instruments. Matt has extensive experience in theater as an accompanist for the National Theater Conservatory and Denver Center Theater Academy, and as music director on many shows and projects. He has run pit bands, composed scores, done TV composition and scoring, and acted for live theater and TV.
Lessons are taught in Denver at Kolacny Music: 1900 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80210-4005,
and in Lakewood at Ad Hoc Music Lessons: 1425 Brentwood Street, Lakewood, CO 80214,
or in your home!
Lessons cost $25 per weekly 1/2 hour lesson in one of my studios. Call for rates for at-home students.
We always welcome calls from potential students. Call anytime!