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Matt Eisenberg

Band Teacher


At WES Since: 2019

If you could talk to any living person now, who would it be and why?
If I could talk to any living person, I would want to talk to Gustavo Dudamel, current conductor of the LA Philharmonic. I’d ask him about his approach to conducting, his thoughts on contemporary music, and how he gets his hair to look like that.

What is the best book you have ever read?
The best book I’ve read – which is a very difficult decision, by the way – is probably Thud!, by Terry Pratchett. It’s a good old-fashioned police procedural that’s actually about overcoming prejudice of all kinds. And art criticism. And the importance of a bedtime story.

I am an educator, performer, and conductor in the Washington, DC, area. I have taught at all levels in both public and private schools. Performing highlights include appearing at The Music and Gaming Festival and with several theater companies in the area.