Instructor
Joined in
2013

Matthew

Instructor

Teaches Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Music Theory, Jazz Improvisation

Interested in taking lessons with Matthew

Teaches at:
Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Exist, Studio and Session work, Touring, Album release cycles

Areas of Instruction

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Music Theory, Jazz Improvisation

Performance Experience

Touring, jazz, rock

Current Projects

Exist, Signed under Prosthetic Records, Author

Favorite Instruments

Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar

Favorite Bands

John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Meshuggah, Periphery, Igor Stravinsky, Claude Debussy, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Tool, Johnny Cash, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Chet Atkin, Allan Holdsworth, Marvin Gaye, Black Sabbath, Gospel, Wes Montgomery., The Beatles, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Led Zeppelin, Phish, Steve Vai, Thundercat, Pink Floyd, Herbie Hancock, Animals As Leaders, Porcupine Tree, Nirvana, Exist, Gojira, Little Tybee, Willie Nelson, Erykah Badu, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tommy Emmanuel

Musical Interests

Live And Studio Work, Live performance, Studio and Session Work, Gigging and Touring, Jazz, Rock, Soul, R&B, Pop, Metal, Classical, Blues, Composition, All Genres, Country, Bluegrass, Music Author

Specialties / Genres Taught

Jazz, Rock, Beginner Classical, Fusion, Metal, Country, Fingerstyle, Pop, Funk, R&B, Blues, Neo-Soul, Music Theory, Composition, Music School Preparation, Guitar Pedagogy, Modern Metal, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Electric Guitar, Music Business & Industry, Musical Theatre, Sight-Reading, Scales, Technique, Church Performance

Teaching Experience

5 years music teacher at Music & Arts, 6 years private music instruction, 2 years guitar instruction at Maurice Arenas Guitar Academy

About Matthew

Hello! My name is Matt, and I've been happily instructing guitar, bass, and ukulele at Music & Arts for five plus years. With seven plus years' experience teaching in various learning environments, I welcome students of all ages, interests, learning styles, and abilities.

I have extensive training (seven plus years) in guitar pedagogy, jazz, blues, composition, pop, and many other styles, with an advancing education. I also hold dual degrees from Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD. Lastly, I am a signed artist under Prosthetic Records, with a yearly touring and album-release cycle, and am endorsed by several companies.

I believe in creating a fun, engaging learning environment, where each student may grow with their instrument in their own way. My goal is to not only educate (scales, improv, reading, repertoire, theory, proper practice routine), but to also help students find a lasting connection with their chosen instruments.

Feel free to contact me with any questions by calling the store. I look forward to meeting you and beginning your musical journey!

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