Mr. Matt Vu
I graduated from the University of Georgia with degrees in Music (piano emphasis) and Music Education (instrumental emphasis). My primary instruments are piano and euphonium, but I can also play a variety of other instruments. In my time at UGA, I had the opportunity to perform with the various musical ensembles including the UGA Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band I, British Brass Band, Basketball Band, and, of course, the Redcoat Marching Band. As a student, I also had the opportunity to teach music in both elementary and secondary schools.
Originally, I am from Norwalk, California, but my family relocated to Atlanta in the early 2000s. As a result, I was brought up in parishes that belonged to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
I have several goals in teaching my students. In my classroom, I want to foster the students to become better communicators, critical thinkers, and learners. The process of making music has the potential to help students become better communicators because they must both listen, respond, and collaborate to and with others. With regards to composition and interpretation, students must contemplate and take into account the many aspects of music, such as the text of songs or the intent and context of hymns. Finally, I hope to create a spark in my students which they can take with them long past their school days -- a love for learning. My hope is that I can encourage my students to crave the pursuit of knowledge and become life-long students; curiosity and investigation are indispensable regardless of the path my students ultimately choose to pursue.