Matthew Stein

Bass, Guitar Teacher

Matthew Stein

SAA Member


Ardmore, PA
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Matthew Edwin Stein, acoustic and electric bassist and guitarist, is an active teacher and performer. He teaches from his home studio in Ardmore (which he shares with his wife, Suzuki violin teacher June Bender). He has been teaching private bass and guitar lessons for the last 14 years. A native of Northeast PA, Matt grew up in a musical household where he started playing piano at age 4 and upright bass, electric bass and guitar at age 12.

Currently accepting new students for online Zoom lessons.

Teaching experience:

Private Studio Lessons 2006-present
The Shipley School: Guitar, Bass, and Cello Instructor. Bryn Mawr, PA 2007-present
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy: General Music Teacher. Bryn Mawr, PA 2017-2020
Maestro Kids After-school Strings Program: Ensemble Coach and Conductor, 2014-2017
Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership: summer school general music classes 2009
Wissahickon Arts  Center. Guitar and Bass Instructor, 2007         


Many private teachers including bassists John Hood (Philadelphia Orchestra), Tony Marino, Drew Gress, Ben Street, saxophonist Bill McHenry, composer Roberto Pace and pianist Karl Berger (Creative Music Institute founder)
Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute, Bass Unit 1, 2 and 3 with Virginia Dixon. August 2017, August 2018 and August 2019
The School for Improvisational Music (SIM), Brooklyn, NY. 2005 and 2006
Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University: Bass Performance, B.M., 2002-2006

Matt plays regularly or has subbed as a freelance bassist with the following groups:

Various orchestras and chamber groups including the Northeast Philharmonic, The Scranton University Symphony, The Marywood University Symphony, and the Lower Merion Symphony
Bandleader for Sod House: The Music of Paul Motian 
Bandleader and Composer for Matt Stein quartet: original jazz-improv quartet
Unseen Rain: original music composed for violin, cello, bass, vibraphone and percussion, 
Belleville Quartet: Swing Jazz and Eastern European Music
Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band
Nick Millevoi’s The Stardusters: Jazz, rock, surf, country music for guitar trio
Dan Blacksberg’s Out of Heaven: original music composed for trombone, pedal steel guitar, bass, vibraphone and percussion
Mike Kennedy group, original jazz ensemble