Matthew Provino is an accomplished middle school band director in Southern California and the co-author of a two volume free beginning band method that he makes available as a free download.
Matthew Provino has been the band director at Sierra Vista MS in Hacienda La Puente USD for 12 years. He has organized and developed most of the district band events including the honor bands for elementary, middle school, and middle school jazz; the district’s solo and ensemble festival aimed towards the beginning band students; Middle school Masterclass Night; and our district’s Mall Caroling Concert which takes place at the local Puente Hills Mall (aka Twin/Lone Pine Mall from aback to the Future). He is a product of Kennedy HS in La Palma of the Anaheim Union HS District in Southern California. I have a BA in Music from Cal State University, Fullerton, and a MM from the American Band College. Before his current position, Matthew started the band program at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Orange, California and was also the manager of the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra and for 4 years.
A podcast featuring conversations with teachers, composers, and performers of music for winds and percussion.