Lessons held on Cape Cod—in Osterville, Massachusetts

It’s easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.

~Johann Sebastian Bach

Humanity Will Overcome

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Matthew C. Wiencke
Humanity Will Overcome
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Lessons held on Cape Cod—in Osterville, Massachusetts

Simplicity is the highest goal, achievable when you have overcome all difficulties. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.

~Frédéric Chopin

About Matthew C. Wiencke

Pianist | Performer | Music Teacher

Music has always been a major part of my life since I was very young. My father played viola and had a natural talent for music. He could pick up his viola, join a string quartet, and manage quite well. He was a fan of classical piano and we would listen together for hours to records of Beethoven piano sonatas and Bach preludes and fugues, and he would point out details such as how a pianist shaped the end of a certain phrase. 

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Musical Selections
Matthew C. Wiencke’s Portfolio

J.S. Bach
English Suite no. 2 in A minor: Prelude
J.S. Bach
French Suite no. 4 in E-flat major: Allemande
J.S. Bach/Charles Gounod
Ave Maria
John Lennon
Jules Massenet
“Meditation” from the opera Thais 
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata no. 17 in D minor “Tempest”: Largo – Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Sonata no. 11: Alla turca

When you take piano lessons, you can learn some of the most beautiful music ever written. No two pianists play the same piece of music the same way. Through lessons, you learn how to put your own personal stamp on what you create.

~Matthew C. Wiencke

“Creating Beautiful Music Together On Cape Cod”

Music Genres


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Lessons held on Cape Cod—in Osterville, Massachusetts

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The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.

~Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Student Testimonials

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“Matt is an excellent piano teacher and is also kind and patient with his students. He not only teaches one to play the piano but also teaches a love of music. When COVID hit, I decided that taking piano lessons would help me cope. Being a senior citizen who hadn’t played a piano for at least 30 years, I didn’t have high hopes about what I could do. But with Matt’s encouragement and guidance, I am enjoying learning blues and gospel—both new for me! Matt has been my COVID silver lining.”

Adult Student
August 8, 2023

“Watching our three children learn to play piano through Matt’s teaching has brought great joy to our lives. Piano lessons over Zoom during the pandemic were a bright spot each week and worked well to provide a valuable continuity of musical learning. Under Matt’s instruction, our children have grown in their ability to play piano, and have gained confidence, poise, and a deeper love of music.  Matt’s knowledge is impressive, and we are excited for what the future holds with his teaching.  For our children specifically, Matt’s patient instruction accompanied by his smile, enthusiasm, and enjoyment in seeing them master a song is what fills their buckets.”

Parent to Students Ages 12, 12, and 7,
August 12, 2023

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“It is a bit mysterious to me, but my son goes into a lesson and comes out sounding better right away. Matt shares useful feedback, offering skilled technique instruction, and also new ways to think about music. We are grateful to have found Matt.”

Parent to 16-year-old Student
April 2020

” My 11-year-old granddaughter began piano lessons with Matthew six months ago, and since then she has developed many solid skills, including the joy of daily practice! She enjoys Matthew’s supportive mentoring— he makes her feel at ease—and his vast professional experience has helped her broaden her knowledge of music. Not only does he prescribe weekly lessons, but he inspires her by sharing videos of great performances, such as Vladimir Ashkenazy playing Beethoven’s Pathetique!”

Grandmother to Student
April 7, 2020

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“I started with Matt in 2019 with no experience and a brand new digital piano. With Matt’s patient and kind help, I have made great progress. I am now able to play songs I genuinely like and the piano has become a most enjoyable part of my life. I am looking forward to working with Matt for many years to come.”

Adult Student
August 10, 2023

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When I was younger, I used to sit at the piano and play random notes and wondered if I’d ever be able to play the piano. Then I started lessons with Matthew, and at first, it seemed so complicated but after several weeks of lessons, it got easier every day. Thanks to his help I now feel confident and eager to continue learning. He’s a great teacher!”

11-year-old Student
April 2020

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“Matt is a very knowledgeable and talented teacher, and is also calm, kind and patient. He is very flexible and easy to communicate with. Our son looks forward to lessons and is learning so much. We are also very impressed by how quickly he adapted to offering wonderful video lessons during the quarantine.”

Parent to 6-year-old Student
April 2020

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I wish you music to help with the burdens of life, and to help you release your happiness to others.

~Ludwig van Beethoven