Matthew Stein

Bass Teacher

Matthew Stein

SAA Member


Ardmore, PA
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Matthew Edwin Stein—Acoustic and Electric Bass

Matt is an active performer and teacher. He 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, 2008-
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, Americana group.
Ricardo Lagomasino trio: original jazz-improv group. 2011-2015
Hoots and Hellmouth: original folk/rock group. 2006-2013
Illuminea: original indie rock group. 2004-2008


Chris Forsyth: NPR Tiny Desk Concert and World Cafe Live Free at Noon performances
Out Beyond, Unseen Rain, recorded Jan. 2019; Release Fall 2019
Rain on the Roof, Foscadh. Irish traditional folk. 2017.
Ambition, Rose Thomas Bannister, Sept. 2015
Hot Shaker Meet Lead Donut, Bhob Rainey, April 2015
Bleak Season Was It, Ricardo Lagomasino trio, Party Tent records. Dec. 2015
Belleville Quartet, Belleville Quartet, June 2015 
Archives of Oblivion, Josh Olmstead band. 2012
October, Dan Peterson’s Truth and Consequence, Oct. 2010
Live at Gojjo, Travis Woodson. 2009
Out of Our Mouths, Illuminea, High Two records. 2007
Nightlight, Illuminea, 2004


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 and 2 with Virgiia Dixon. August 2017 and August 2018. (will be taking Bass Unit 3 in 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


Private Studio Lessons 2006-
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy: General Music Teacher. Bryn Mawr, PA 2017-
The Shipley School: Guitar, Bass, and Cello Instructor. Bryn Mawr, PA 2007-
Maestro Kids After-school Music 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         
Library Clerk, Temple University Listening Library 2004-2006