Welcome to Studio V
Piano, Composition, and Musicological Studio | Washington D.C
Welcoming prospective students of all backgrounds and aptitudes seeking piano, composition, and musicological lessons in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Whether a professional musician, intermeditate, or a beginner, the Studio welcomes you.
Welcoming prospective students of all backgrounds and aptitudes seeking piano, composition, and musicological lessons in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Whether a professional musician, intermediate, or a beginner, the Studio welcomes you.
Studio V, the private musical studio of Matthew J Viator, has been cited as one of the top musical studios in the Washington Metropolitan Area by various sources, such as Washingtonian Magazine and the US Commerce Association.
Students, current and former, have included lauded recording artists, music teachers, producers, DJ's, conservatory students, and various enthusiasts of a diverse background. The Studio utilizes the European Classical tradition of building a holistic and supportive musical community of learners.
Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.
Matthew J Viator is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Mr. Viator's teachers include Christopher Theofanidis, Libby Larson, the late Nicholas Maw, Shafer Mahoney, Nancy Roldan, Cory McVicar, Gigi Reeks, and David Smooke.
While in Conservatory, his works received premieres at the Peabody Opera Theater, the Peabody Conservatory, Isaac Stern Hall (Carnegie Hall), Steinway Hall, First Unitarian Church, Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, with commissions from NASA, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and various musicians and generous private patrons of the arts.
Mr. Viator is the composer of a wide array of works, notably Chamber and solo works, including an operetta, Efstathios, several Piano Sonatas and Klavierstucke, String Quartets, Sacred Choral Works, Piano Concerti, a Violin Concerto, a Viola Quartet, and numerous etudes for the instruction of piano technique. In addition, Mr. Viator is the author of various books, including the textbook Approaching the Piano (2010) , an integrated pianistic / theoretical curriculum at the Piano.
The Studio hosts monthly musical socials, Studio Salons, which bring together musicians from around the region for fellowship and music making with students, reading through chamber music, giving discussions of obscure music and instruments, and networking.
People from around the Washington Metropolitan region gather together to socialize, make music, and connect with individuals. Attendees have had such varied affiliations as the World Bank, Georgetown University Faculty and Students, the Kennedy Center, the Washington Arts Society, the Peabody Conservatory Administration and Students, the Justice Department, NASA, the Marine Corps, and others.
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