Bowling Green State University
Matthew Raisky is a pianist and arranger based in Midtown. He is originally from Detroit, where he started learning to play the piano at the age of 5. He completed his degree in Piano Performance from Bowling Green State University in 2018 where he studied piano under Dr. Robert Satterlee, and piano pedagogy under Dr. Cole Burger. In the fall of 2020, he sat his Colleague examination with the American Guild of Organists.
As an active performer, Matthew has played in a variety of groups, with genres including jazz, Motown, contemporary, and classical. He played piano with the experimental music group Combustible Arts Ensemble, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, and Motown group Virginia Violet and the Rays. He has also worked as an organist and accompanist with various religious organizations on a contract and salaried basis as well as festivals such as ArtsX at BGSU.
Matthew seeks to give students a healthy physical and theoretical foundation for their musical growth. He emphasizes the principles of music theory and improvisation, encourages the exploration of electronic music tools, and teaches repertoire from contemporary and classical literature. His hope is to guide students in finding their individual paths.