Phone: (845) 486-4470 x70768
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My name is Matthew Zydel and I love being the band teacher at Titusville Intermediate School. I cannot wait to meet you all and get started!
I grew up just outside of Buffalo, NY and started playing clarinet and piano in the fourth grade. I went to college at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam where I studied clarinet and voice and completed my graduate degree in Music Education at the University of Hartford.
After moving to Poughkeepsie, I taught chorus, general music, and band at Dover Elementary School for two years and have been teaching at Joseph D’Aquanni West Road Intermediate School in Arlington for the past three years. I started teaching at Titsuville in 2019.
I currently teach private clarinet lessons and perform throughout the year with the Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir and Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra.
I love reading mystery novels, running, seeing Broadway shows, drinking coffee, and traveling!
I believe that music is a place where all students can learn perseverance, build self-confidence, develop creativity and imagination, and acquire an overall appreciation for the arts.
If you have any questions or would like to reach out to tell me about you and your family, please do!