I am pleased to offer interactive workshops for musicians, both in-person and virtually from my home studio.

Topics include:

  • How To Learn Jazz Standards
  • The Juicy Notes | Improvising With Guide Tones
  • Bop Chops | How to Improvise Over Rhythm Changes
  • Melodic Mastery | Secrets of Lyrical Improv
  • Jazz at the Movies | Jazz & Film
  • Word Jazz | Jazz & Poetry
  • Syncopated Rhythm | Jazz & Dance
  • Seeing Jazz | Jazz & Visual Art
  • Music In The Digital Age | Business




Yours was truly one of the all-time best clinics here. You really reached those kids. Thanks again. —Keith Oxman, Director of Jazz Studies, East High School | Denver CO

Your workshop knocked me out. I love that you talk so enthusiastically about tone, warmth and heart. So cool that you do so with your relationship with Art as the platform. Wonderful. —John Clayton, Legendary Bassist, Bandleader & Educator | Los Angeles CA

Dmitri Matheny's Melodic Mastery workshop was overwhelmingly well-received by students of all skill levels. He presented the material in ways that challenged students to commit to the music and develop as creative improvisers. Dmitri is a first-rate teaching artist and any student of jazz or music in general would benefit from his workshops.
—Christopher Finet, Director of Jazz Studies, Northern Arizona University | Flagstaff AZ

Thank you for participating as a lecturer in the Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Colony at Jazz Aspen Snowmass. Your presentation received an overwhelmingly positive response. The students were very enlightened by the information you shared. —Daniel Seeff, Director of Special Projects, Thelonious Monk Institute | Washington DC

When assembling the faculty to teach at Stanford Jazz Workshop, we try to achieve a balance between two types of musicians: those who are inspirational performing artists with good communication skills, and those who are highly skilled teachers who play jazz well. Dmitri Matheny is one of those rare individuals who excels both on the bandstand and in the classroom. —Jim Nadel, Director, Stanford Jazz Workshop | Stanford CA

As a performer, composer and educator, Dmitri's talents are at the highest level, and the energy and passion that he brings to the art form of jazz are truly impressive. His skill of relating to audiences of all ages allow him to successfully perform and teach in diverse settings and circumstances. I enthusiastically support and endorse him in his current and future projects. —Ruth A. Felt, President, San Francisco Performances | San Francisco CA

Like many working musicians, Dmitri spends much of his year on the road. However, with the success of his tours and recordings, he has taken care to remain involved in our local community. He organizes concerts for families and in the schools, hosts visiting artists, commissions and premieres new works, teaches, and provides employment and consulting to dozens of local musicians. He is a model artist with a respect for tradition, an entrepreneurial spirit, and an extraordinary commitment to the community. I urge you to support him in his important work. —Randall KIine, Executive Director, SFJAZZ | San Francisco CA

My long term, first hand association with Dmitri as a performer and clinician equips me to address his qualifications. We have jointly participated in projects that have drawn on his stand out experience in performance and in educational contexts. These include my outright invitations for him to perform at such venues as the Telluride, Colorado Jazz Festival, the Stanford Summer Jazz Series, and jazz recordings. Moreover, he has been a guest clinician in jazz education courses I teach and at a recent IAJE Conference. Likewise, we have been involved with program segments of SFJAZZ and the National Jazz Service Organization. Dmitri is an impressive individual whose expertise in music education and dedication to artistic mastery are pertinent to any academic challenge. Beyond his rich profile of repute, Dmitri is a person of high integrity and humanism; he is simply a pleasure and inspiration to experience. —Dr. Herb Wong, International Association for Jazz Education | Manhattan KS


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