Midcoast School Of Music offers personalized lesson plans and one-on-one instruction with some of the finest musicians in New England, focusing on mechanics, theory, and performance. Below, you’ll see the instructors available for piano and have a chance to learn more about them. For more information regarding available lesson times at our Portland campus, please click on the "Contact" button.
Matt Fogg’s musical journey began as a trumpet player at the age of ten. His interest in the piano, however, didn’t develop until high school, when he began listening to greats such as Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, and Keith Jarrett. These legendary jazz musicians, among others, helped Matt discover a new passion to pursue…jazz piano. Matt attended the University of New Hampshire, earning a degree in Music Education. He performed in various university ensembles, and had the opportunity to play with legendary jazz musicians such as Clark Terry, Slide Hampton, Bud Shank, and Jimmy Heath. Following graduation from UNH, Matt embarked upon a career as a music educator, working as the choral director at Morse High School in Bath, Maine. After teaching in the public school arena for several years, Matt decided to transform his unique skills and experiences into an exciting, and challenging, new venture. In August of 2008, he (and two partners) launched the Midcoast School of Music.
Matt Fogg is a Yamaha endorsed artist & educator who prefers to play Yamaha products whenever possible.
Andy Chipman is a 26 year veteran public school music educator, and currently teaches Instrumental Music at Bath Middle School. He previously taught Instrumental and Classroom Music in the Portland Public Schools for 12 years. Andy was a pianist and choir director for area churches for over 20 years and has played keyboard and bass in area bands. He occasionally plays blues and jazz with the local band The Delta Knights.
Andy is offering lessons in piano, clarinet, and saxophone.