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December, 19, 2024
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM




Matthew Lyons

Matthew Lyons

S.H.O.P. Talk: It’s Time to Teach Music Production! Now What? Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

Clinic Synopsis:

In the digital age, Music Production is an integral part of a healthy and vibrant instrumental music program. But where do I start? What lessons do I teach? How will this serve my students? What technical skills and equipment are required? Whatever your questions or fears, band educator Matthew Lyons will give you practical, easy-to-use tools and step-by-step guidance for success in creating or enriching a Digital Music Production program—straight from the trenches of his own classroom.

Matthew Lyons - Biographical Information

Matthew Lyons earned a Bachelor of Music degree in music education and a teaching credential in music from San Diego State University in 2004. After graduation, he spent a decade teaching fourth and fifth-grade band and orchestra for the San Diego Unified School District. During that time, Mr. Lyons earned his master’s degree in teaching and curriculum development from the University of San Diego and won the Schuchman Outstanding Elementary Instrumental Music Teacher award in 2010. In 2014, Mr. Lyons became the music director of Oak Park Elementary Music Conservatory— a music-focused inner-city school in the most diverse area of San Diego County. As music director at Oak Park, Mr. Lyons teaches kindergarten through third-grade general music, fourth and fifth-grade band, and fifth-grade music production. In addition, Mr. Lyons is an adjunct professor of music at Point Loma Nazarene University and a published author and speaker. Mr. Lyons is certified in Sibelius and Pro Tools and earned a master’s degree in music technology from the University of Valley Forge in 2024