Matthew Schlatter is a composer, performer, and educator living and working in Brooklyn.  His most recent project is a duo with singer and poet Alaina Ferris.  The two perform language-forward, folk oriented vocal duets.  Matthew was recently selected as a month long composer-in-residence at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild.  He composes for and performs with the new music ensemble Marigold Opera, an eclectic mix between a chamber group and rock band that he leads with co-composer Nathan Cooke.  He also leads the indie rock outfit Instrument Thieves.


Hank's Saloon - Instrument Thieves-2.jpg

Upcoming Shows

Prospect Portrait-5.jpg

Schlatter & Ferris

Instrument Thieves-4.jpg

Instrument Thieves


Marigold Opera

Matthew is a teacher of both guitar and piano with over 10 years of experience.  He currently teaches over 30 students in his private teaching studio in Kensington, Brooklyn, and also as a member of the faculty of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.  His teaching philosophy is simple - share his love of music with his students and engage them by encouraging them to find their own paths in learning music.  If you'd like to find out more about music lessons visit his contact page.