“Matthew’s hambone is a real driving force…”

-Sing Out

“…a gifted instructor… He is creative, upbeat, energetic and spends time with students after class… You are a teacher’s teacher… Thanks for opening up a whole new musical world… one of the highlights of my year was to partake in the class… Everyone is still talking about your flatfooting workshop, so you may have to come back!… At the risk of gushing, your class -your teaching – was a transformative experience on a musical and professional and personal level.”



  • Matthew teaches classes in Flatfooting and tap for kids and adults at Knock on Wood Tap Studio in Takoma Park, MD. Click here: www.knockonwood.org for more info.
  • In addition, we often teach at some truly excellent camps camps and festivals, including Swannanoa, Boxwood and Augusta Dance Week. Visit out “live” page for more info and links.

Matthew and Good Foot also give group lessons and private instruction in:

* clogging and flatfooting
* tap
* body percussion
* Irish step dance
* wooden flute and pennywhistle
* bodhran
* partner dances including waltz, swing, & zydeco

Need a participatory workshop or lecture/demo style presentation for your school, festival, or theater? We offer everything from theatrical performances to K-12 school residencies, to college lectures. Topic and content can be adjusted to you wishes.

To inquire about private lessons or to schedule a workshop or performance, please contact Matthew Olwell: mattolwell@gmail.com


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