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Pianist Matthew Fogg Named First Endorsee to New Artists in Education Program

You may know Yamaha more for the company’s wide range of products than its support of music education, but the company is trying to change that with its new Artists in Education program. The program, which is meant to support those devoted to both creating and teaching music, launches this year by recognizing 28-year-old jazz pianist and teacher Matthew Fogg.

Fogg, who started playing trumpet at the age of 10, graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Music Education and became director of choral music at Morse High School in Bath, Maine. But Fogg balanced his teaching responsibilities with a steady performing schedule, even performing for jazz legend Clary Terry’s 85th birthday celebration in 2005. In 2006, Fogg released This is What You Want, an album that displayed Fogg’s wide range of musical styles, piano skills and experimentation with vintage keyboards.

The pianist continues to educate at the Lyman Moore Middle School in Portland, Maine, where Fogg is the Music Education/Choral Music Director. He is also a member of the band Jaye Drew and A Moving Train, and the group is currently working on its rock-funk debut.

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