Valentina Jotovic 2 min read

Student of the Month: Matthew Scotto, Piano, Cello, and Banjo Lessons


This month we’re congratulating Matthew Scotto on winning December’s Student of the Month Award!! Matthew is a 10 year old student who got started in our MusikGarten program over 6 years ago.

What instruments do you play and what made you choose them? What’s cool about them? I am currentlMatthew Scotto-993222-edited-058005-edited.jpgy
 taking lessons for piano, cello and banjo. I was in the group keyboard class and when that ended I started taking private piano lessons. I started cello lessons in school last year and thought it was fun so I continued with private lessons. I don’t know why but I’ve always wanted to learn how to play the banjo.

What kind of music do you like to listen to in your free time? I listen to all sorts of popular music like: Frankie Valli, Beatles, Queen, Eagles, Imagine Dragons, Coldplay.

What are your hobbies and what do you like doing in your free time? My hobbies are playing video games and playing with my puppy.

What do you like about being part of Hunterdon Academy of the Arts? What I like most about HAA are my current and former teachers. My music classes are fun! And HAA has fun parties.

What do you want to be (professionally) when you grow up? When I grow up I would like to be a famous YouTuber.