testimonials

"Mat is a lifesaver! Using his mp3 service was the best choice and I recommend him to anyone looking for quick, easy and efficient service!"
PATINA MILLER (Broadway: PIPPIN, SISTER ACT, HAIR, 2013 Tony Winner)

"Mat is awesome. Not only is he a great Music Director, his rehearsal piano track service has been a lifesaver!! I've used them both in learning audition material and in concert performances. and he's QUICK!!"
JOSE LLANA (Broadway: THE KING AND I (2015 and 1996 revivals), WONDERLAND, SPELLING BEE, FLOWER DRUM SONG, STREET CORNER SYMPHONY, RENT, HERE LIES LOVE (Public))

"Mat's work is impeccable.  His playing is as good as it gets, he's consistently reliable and quick to respond whenever I reach out for his mp3 services, and his rates are totally reasonable.  I feel much more confident for my musical auditions when I've used his recordings in my preparation, and I'm certain that his work has helped me book jobs again and again.  I highly recommend him."
LISA BRESCIA (Broadway: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, MAMMA MIA, WICKED, THE WOMAN IN WHITE, THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN', JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, AIDA)

"I've used Mat as a coach and he'd be my 1st choice whenever I am in NYC. He's extremely knowledgeable, in the loop, and a fantastic musician. I've not only coached with him but found his MP3 services invaluable. I emailed him PDFs and a paypal payment and got a perfect piano track in a few hours. I used the piano track for an on-camera audition and booked the gig.  It sounded like the piano was in the room."
JOSH YOUNG (Broadway: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Tony Nomination, EVITA National Tour, AMAZING GRACE)

"Mat helped me instantly and thoroughly, with great humor and professionalism."
MARY TESTA (Broadway: WICKED, GUYS AND DOLLS, XANADU, WICKED, 42nd ST, ON THE TOWN, CHICAGO, FORUM, 2 Tony nominations, Drama Desk award)

"Mat has easily become my number one go to vocal coach for audition prep. His personal experience, musical expertise, and business wisdom have consistently guided my auditions/performances to wonderful success."
COREY COTT (Broadway: Newsies, Gigi, Bandstand)

"Every time I work with him, Mat's creativity is exactly what I'm looking for in a coach and collaborator. Always coming with something exciting together!"
CAESAR SAMAYOA (Broadway: Come From Away, Sister Act, Pee-Wee Herman Show, Hot Feet)

"Mat is the first person I call when I have an important audition or need to prep a role for production.  Whether it's a quick mp3 rehearsal track or an hour session to prep a final callback for a Broadway show his services are essential to me feeling truly prepared to walk into the room and kill it."
LOUIS HOBSON (Broadway: NEXT TO NORMAL, LEAP OF FAITH, BONNIE AND CLYDE, THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE)

"Mat is the most dependable and talented coach in NYC. I can always count on him!"
MEGAN SIKORA (Broadway: HOLIDAY INN, THE NANCE, HOW TO SUCCEED, PROMISES, PROMISES, CURTAINS, WICKED, WONDERFUL TOWN, MILLIE, WONDERFUL TOWN)

"Mat provides some of the clearest, most proficient accompaniment and melody tracks I've ever heard. And super affordable!"
LUCIA SPINA (Broadway: KINKY BOOTS, SOUTH PACIFIC, LEGALLY BLONDE, LES MIS, SPELLING BEE)


"When I walk into an audition, the most freeing thing is knowing that I'm as prepared as possible; about 75% of that knowledge comes from being really, really familiar with the music.  Sometimes, a new song has to become second nature overnight...and that's where Mat comes in.
I've sent Mat songs with days of advance time, but I've sent him plenty with very little notice as well.  Sometimes it's a last-minute audition; sometimes it's just because I panic 24 hours before the appointment and decide I'd rather be over-prepared.
No matter what the time frame, Mat is quick to respond, easy to deal with, and accurate.  And his rates are absolutely unbeatable, considering the quality of what he provides.  I almost always have the tracks within a couple of hours, so I can get to work. I walk into auditions feeling like I own that material...which is not always the case when I depend on someone else's demo of the song, which leaves me trying to carve out my own performance from what another singer has done. And I don't have to spend five times as much money on a coaching, when all I really need are the notes.
Bottom line: if you need to learn songs regularly, Mat Eisenstein should be on speed-dial. If you aren't using Mat, you're crazy!"
KATE SHINDLE (Broadway: JEKYLL AND HYDE, CABARET, LEGALLY BLONDE, WONDERLAND, MISS AMERICA 1998, FUN HOME (tour))


"When I have to learn new music for concerts , Mat is my first and only call. I can send him a PDF and within a day I have my rehearsal mp3. I love his work."
CAPATHIA JENKINS (Broadway: NEWSIES, CAROLINE OR CHANGE, FAME BECOMES ME, THE LOOK OF LOVE, THE CIVIL WAR)


"Mat is invaluable. I'm on the road a lot and often don't have time to come into the city for a coaching on new material before the actual audition. Mat has saved my ass several times! Working with Mat couldn't be easier or more efficient - he has even turned things around for me in as little as 2 hours. Highly recommended!"
RON BOHMER (Broadway: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, RAGTIME, THE WOMAN IN WHITE, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, FIDDLER, LES MISERABLES, BOOK OF MORMON)

"Mat is my Go To Guy when I need to learn music for an audition. He can play anything! His recordings are perfect and make learning your music so easy! He's wonderful to work with and his services are invaluable! I recommend him to all my students."
LISA HOWARD (Broadway: MARAGRITAVILLE, SPELLING BEE, PRISCILLA, 9 TO 5, SOUTH PACIFIC, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU)

"Mat Eisenstein is the first person I contact when I get new material for an audition!  With more and more shows requiring 20-30 pages of music just for an initial call, I often need someone to help me just get through all the notes.  His turn around is LIGHTNING fast, and I am always pleased with the results.  He helps me feel like I can walk in and own the material that much more.  Mat's also just an all around great guy, so I happily return with my business!"
MARY MICHAEL PATTERSON (Broadway: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, ANYTHING GOES)


"I love the service Mat provides! He's fast and very dependable. The service is very reasonable and the work is always excellent.  I never worry when I get sides and songs at 5pm and need to know them next day because I know Mat will give me just what I need to be my best."
LAWRENCE CLAYTON (Broadway: BELLS ARE RINGING, IT AIN'T NOTHIN BUT THE BLUES, THE CIVIL WAR, DREAMGIRLS, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, THE COLOR PURPLE)

"Mat is mt "GO TO" guy! If you need ANYTHING recorded to MP3, he si so fast, skilled, and has probably played the show previously that he already knows it. Half of my musical auditions I wouldn't be able to do without his help.
ELLEN HARVEY (Broadway: HOW TO SUCCEED, PHANTOM, THE MUSIC MAN, THOU SHALT NOT)

"I have used Mat's services in multiple ways-as an MD, for coachings, for new rep and for those last minute auditions when I need MP3's.  Every time I work with him I'm inspired by his efficiency and ridiculous knowledge of not only musical theater but his musicality in general. He goes above and beyond every time. Mat is a gem for those of us who want to be at our best!"
CAREY ANDERSON (Broadway: MAMMA MIA, AVENUE Q)


"I often have auditions scheduled with less than 24 hours notice. I email Mat a PDF of my audition material and in a flash I have a guide track and accompaniment. I never leave the house! How have I lived this long without this service?"
JEREMY STOLLE (Broadway: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Papermill))


"Mat Eisenstein has been and continues to be my vocal coach. He returns calls expeditiously and my sessions are very helpful. I always feel prepared and confident in my auditions after working with Mat!"
REMA WEBB (Broadway: MARGARITAVILLEVIOLET, THE BOOK OF MORMON, THE COLOR PURPLE, THE LION KING, NBC THE SOUND OF MUSIC)


"Mat has saved me on several occasions! He gets me the tracks I need in a timely fashion, and they are always beautifully played. His service has been invaluable to me."
JEN COLELLA (Broadway: COME FROM AWAY (tony nominee), IF/THEN, CHAPLIN, HIGH FIDELITY, URBAN COWBOY)

"Mat sets you up for success by providing impeccable piano backing tracks via Mp3s and excellent song selection during vocal coachings. I wouldn't dream of walking into a musical audtion without consulting him first. There is no one better!"
DEE ROSCIOLI (Broadway and National: Elphaba in WICKED, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (2nd stage) KID VICTORY)


"Mat is every musical theatre actor's most valuable power tool!!  Whether you need to find new material for auditions, prepare material that has been sent for auditions or hone what you have, Mat, lends his expertise to all with intelligent, creative and dynamic energy!! I have worked with Mat for many years as both actor and colleague. When I need to learn a song ASAP, I can just fire off the files and he will send me an mp3 of melody line and accompaniment almost instantly that will allow me to learn the music with ease and perform it with confidence!!  I have teamed as an acting coach with Mat for private students and in a class room setting. He is the very best.; always ready with brilliant insight on phrasing and story telling as well as selecting the freshest  and most appropriate songs  that will allow students to really shine and book the jobs!!!"
CHERYL STERN (Broadway: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, JACKIE MASON'S LAUGHING ROOM ONLY, FIORELLO, THE WOMEN, I LOVE YOU YOU'RE PERFECT NOW CHANGE)


"I've been coaching with Mat for many years. Recently, Mat took the song that I brought to him to another level by making it into a real arrangement; tailored for me. This not only improved from what was originally on the page, but made it completely full-proof for any accompanist. 
Oh, and I booked a Broadway show with it. Highest recommendation!"
JONATHAN HAMMOND (Broadway: RAGTIME, LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, OBIE winner, 2 Drama League nominations)

"Mat's recordings were invaluable.  I got the (very clean) recordings in no time, without having to run around town to get them, and I was able to learn my music so much faster than on my own."
JOE CASSIDY (Broadway: IF/THEN, WAITRESSCATCH ME IF YOU CAN, NEXT TO NORMAL, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, 1776, SHOWBOAT, LES MIS)


"Mat's recordings were invaluable.  I got the (very clean) recordings in no time, without having to run around town to get them, and I was able to learn my music so much faster than on my own."
LINDA BALGORD (Broadway: GYPSY, BEAUTIFUL, THE PIRATE QUEEN, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, PASSION, CATS, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA)


"Mat is an incredible, insightful & supportive vocal coach who has helped me thru many auditions & rehearsals and I count myself lucky to have him on my side. Would recommend him to any singer or actor/singer at any level."
JAY RUSSELL (Broadway/National: WICKED, THE END OF THE RAINBOW, THE PLAY WHAT I WROTE)


"Working with Mat for auditions is a dream. He sends an mp3 of the new music lightening fast. And then his coaching is rich creative and insightful. I go in those rooms fully prepped and confidant. Thank you, Mat."
BETH GLOVER (Broadway/National: ALL SHOOK UP, CINDERELLA, DIRTY BLONDE, 30+ Regional Theater)

 
"If I ever need to learn a song for an audition, I just email mat! Problem solved. Affordable and professional. He is the BEST!
MAX CRUMM (Broadway: DISASTER, GREASE, YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT, THE FANTASTIKS)

"Mat took all of my wife's and my audition material and whipped up some high quality MP3s for us. It was fast and easy. And now I don't have to go searching for my old cassette player anymore."
JOHN BRADY (Broadway: NEWSIES, THE LION KING)

"Mat is like a guardian angel in the Theatre.  Whether he's at the keys for an audition, laying down a rehearsal mp3 or turning around a transcription with breathtaking alacrity, Mat helps me succeed.  His beautiful work is sensitive to the needs of the singer, always giving you a clear, fun arrangement that accompanists will love playing.  Every communication with Mat is a joy, and whenever I find myself in a bind, Mat is my go-to guy.  I always feel like he has my best interests at heart and goes above and beyond to help me nail my audition.  The New York musical theatre community is lucky to have him."
STEVE FRENCH (Encores, Playwright's Horizons, York, Primary Stages, Broadway Inspirational Voices)

"Mat, thank you so much for your audition tracks this week. They were wonderfully helpful and you sent them in such a timely manner. I felt 100% musically prepared for my appointment."
ALLISON STRONG (Broadway: MAMMA MIA, BYE BYE BIRDIE)


"When Mat plays for me, I feel like I'm singing with a 65 piece orchestra. He is a fantastic musician. I always appreciate how generous he is with his time and talent when I have an audition---and with him coaching me and playing for me, I got the agent I have now. And that is great thing. He is loyal to his students. I swear by him."
JOE PAPARELLA (Broadway: LES MISERABLES, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, GOOD VIBRATIONS, MAMMA MIA)

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