Learn to play with Matt Best!

A combination of daily practice and weekly lessons with a private teacher is the best and fastest way for a musician to achieve their potential. Wind musicians must be well balanced in several areas including tone production, rhythmic understanding, reading skills, articulation....

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Matt Best Music Repairs

Matt Best Music offers the highest quality woodwind repairs in San Diego. Whether it's a student model that just needs an adjustment or a vintage professional model that needs a full mechanical overhaul, all repairs are guaranteed to meet or exceed your expectations, period.

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Matt Best Performance

Matt Best has been a professional musician since 1995 and has performed virtually every style of music including polka, Motown, jazz, big band swing, rock, R & B, symphony orchestras, ballet orchestras… before moving to San Diego, Matt traveled around the world as Music Director...

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Matt Best Music was created as a natural progression of a life devoted to music. Since 1995 Matt has dedicated his life to providing the highest quality services in repairs, private lessons, and performance. Matt played saxophone in school bands starting in 5th grade and by age 19 was studying music in college, playing professionally as a woodwind doubler, apprenticing in a music store as a band instrument repair technician, and began teaching his first private students. And so began the journey of a life filled with music that would literally take him around the world.

As a musician, Matt has traveled to 50 countries on 6 continents as Musical Director and reed player for a major cruise line while playing virtually every style of pop music spanning 50+ years. He studied jazz performance at the renowned University of North Texas and has played with groups on land ranging from polka to swing to full symphony orchestras on a variety of woodwinds. To learn more about his recent and current performance schedule, please visit his blog.

As a repairman, Matt has built a solid reputation from coast to coast. His career includes tenures in New York, Iowa, Texas, and California. He has serviced instruments for nationally and locally recognized professionals as well as students and is also a member of NAPBIRT (National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians), an organization dedicated to the professional development of band instrument technicians.

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-Lucy

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