Matt Wasowski

Matt has been an active music educator as both an elementary school teacher and private instructor for 20 years.  He has traveled to Zimbabwe, Ghana, Zambia and South Africa to study music, perform, volunteer and donate instruments. Along with Jim Svendsen, he co-founded the Gorham School of Music in 2013. In December and January of 2011-2012, he helped launch a guitar program at the Bizung School of Music and Dance in Tamale, Ghana, which provides free, arts-based education for kids through the efforts of the Playing For Change Foundation.  In 2006, he wrote grants to fund the construction of a set of marimbas at Lyons Elementary School in Colorado and taught there for 7 years.  He is a life-long learner and continues to write, record and perform with Raging Brass, the Maine Marimba Ensemble and Zivanai Masango & Pachedu.