Trumpet Instructor - Matt Richard
Matt Richard - Trumpet
An active performer in Halifax and beyond, Matt Richard completed hismaster’s degree in trumpet performance at the University of Victoria under Lou Ranger, formerly of the American Brass Quintet. He has appeared in concert with Nova Sinfonia, Scotia Brass, Opera Nova Scotia, the Scotia Fest Gala Orchestra, the Pacific Philharmonic, the Victoria Chamber Orchestra, the Sackville Concert Band, the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, and many others.
Matt has taught students from the beginning stages through advanced levels, including coaching brass chamber music at the University of Victoria, his current position as trumpet faculty at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, and as a founding member of Conservatory Nova Scotia. He prides himself in helping students achieve the best sound they can, and in being able to play confidently with others and on their own. He focuses on tone production, musicality, expanding skillsets, sight reading, playing in an ensemble, and improvisation.