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About

Our Mission Statement and Musical Background

Mission Statement

The mission of Accent Music Instruction founder Matt McDermott is to instill a love and understanding of music in people of all ages. Whether you're interested in Classical, Jazz, or Pop/Rock Accent Music Instruction is the best place for you or your child.


About Matthew McDermott

Matt McDermott started studying piano at the age of seven. Matt loved music as a child and began playing Trumpet and then Clarinet in school. He soon began studying Piano more seriously with John Balme (served as the General Director of Boston Lyric Opera). As his skills on Clarinet improved Matt began taking lessons with Roy Gussman (Music Director of the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra). Matt decided to continue his music education as a Music Education major at Rowan University. Matt graduated with his Bachelor's in Music Education in 2015 and has been teaching private lessons in Piano, Clarinet, Trumpet, Saxophone, and Flute since September of 2015. Matt also works as a freelance classical pianist and plays keyboards and sings in the rock band No More Pain. No More Pain has shared the stage with international stars such as Fuel, Monster Magnet, King's X and Spock's Beard.