In order to become a better woodwind player, it is crucial to strengthen the fundamentals of your instrument:
Tone: producing a great sound while developing consistency and control.
Technique: tonguing, muscle-memory and coordination between mind and body through scales, studies, transcriptions and excerpts.
Time: approaching rhythm through exercises with and against the metronome as well as looking at different artists’ expressions of time feels.
Success in music requires a concrete foundation. Possessing a greater understanding of your instrument will positively impact many aspects of musicianship. It is important to be as comfortable as possible on your instrument to perform any kind of music. The three ‘T’s (Tone, Technique, and Time) are the basic building blocks that will reward any musician at any level of performance.
Matthew Woroshyl is a Canadian-born bandleader, educator, composer and woodwind specialist. Matt graduated from the University of Toronto (B. Mus.) winning the William and Phyllis Waters Graduating Award. Matt moved to New York to pursue a Masters’ at the Manhattan School of Music (M. Mus) where he studied with Donny McCaslin, Rich Perry, and Gary Smulyan. He has toured extensively and performed with Wycliffe Gordon, Eric Marienthal, Dave Liebman, Donny McCaslin, Tim Ries, Rich Perry, Peter Lenz, Mike Murley, as well as the Jamie Cullum Big Band, Dance Party, Visim, and After Funk, among others.
Matthew has been performing music all of his life and teaching for most of it. Matt has given lessons at the Classical Music Conservatory, Sitka Jazz Festival, Allegro Music and public schools across the NYC area. Matt teaches young children and adults. He specializes in beginner and intermediate levels.