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About Matt Weiner

Matt Weiner
Matt Weiner
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Olney, MD
Speaks: English
Instructs: Bass Guitar, Guitar, Ukulele
Education: B.S. Audio Technology - American University | M.A. Acoustic Sciences - Johns Hopkins University
Performance Experience: Played in numerous local bands in the Washington, DC and Honolulu, Hawaii.
Teaching Experience: Two years experience teaching various ages and skill levels.
Teaching Philosophy: In general, I find students thrive when songs they like are applied to learning the foundations of playing guitar. I tailor lessons to a student's musical interests. I like to promote a deeper understanding of the guitar fretboard and music theory. I also stress creativity and personal exploration of the instrument. Lastly, I like to teach students to read both standard musical notation as well as guitar tablature and chord charts.

Get to know Matt Weiner

Learning to play guitar can be fulfilling in many ways and having the right guide on your journey can make a world of difference!

I’ve been playing guitar for thirty years. My professional background is in music production and recording. I taught courses in recording and music production at American University for over a decade. I tend to incorporate a lot of music technology in my guitar instruction process when applicable.

I studied classical guitar throughout college with a student of Andres Segovia and graduated with a minor in music theory. I’m a very proficient guitar player in a lot of different styles: punk, pop, rock, reggae, jazz, blues, country, and classical. These days I have a special affinity for fingerstyle guitar in the style of Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed.

Styles of Music I Teach: In general, I teach pop, rock, and blues, but more than anything I want to find out the type of music you like and tailor our lessons to get you playing the songs you like as fast as possible. In general, I find students that I work with thrive when songs they like are applied to learning the foundations of playing guitar. No offense to “Hot Cross Buns!”

I am a patient and effective instructor. I will move at your own pace, but if you work better having me hold you to a very exacting standard I can also be the guitar drill Sargent of your dreams.

I enjoy teaching beginners to intermediate students.

Matt Weiner teaches at:
18120 Hillcrest Ave
Olney, MD 20832
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