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      About Michael Mattingly

      Michael Mattingly
      Michael Mattingly
      Music Teacher, Master
      Location: Redmond, WA
      Speaks: English
      Instructs: Bass Guitar, Guitar
      Education: Richland High School, Richland, Washington. Columbia Basin College, Pasco, Washington. Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington.
      Performance Experience: Herding Cats (classic rock): Opened for Maroon 5, Bryan Adams, Duran Duran, Pit Bull, Poison, Kid Rock, One Republic, and Tone Loc at venues around the U.S. Apple Jam (Beatles tribute): Matthew Street Festival, The Cavern Club and Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool, England. Imagine A Cure Concert at Snoqualmie Casino with Roger Daltry, rock group YES, Simon Kirke and Taylor Hawkins. Ecstasy In Numbers (instrumental fusion Jazz trio): multiple performances at Jazz In the Valley, Ellensburg, WA.
      Teaching Experience: Pacific Music Redmond, Washington: 2002 - 2013. Mills Music Redmond and Bellevue, Washington. 2013 - 2014. Northwest Guitars Bellevue, Washington. 2014 - 2020. Music And Arts Redmond, Washington. 2014 - present.
      Teaching Philosophy: The fundamentals are everything. I use a variety of instruction books chosen on the basis of age, experience and stylistic interests. For the basics I feel that my role is to give the student a strong foundation in technique, reading fluency and awareness of the rich and varied history of the instrument. In the end, It really is all about the individual student and tailoring lessons to their particular needs and desires.

      Get to know Michael Mattingly


      His field of expertise is comprised of Rock, Jazz, Blues, Country and Classical and his ability to accentuate the principles of music in a fun environment is showcased through the longevity and success of his career and that of his students.

      Beginning guitar lessons at age eleven in Richland, WA, Mike has continued his studies throughout his entire career.  He is an accomplished guitarist that has shared the stage with the likes of Joe Williams, Jon Hendricks, Taylor Hawkins, Roger Daltry, Alan White, Maroon 5, Trevor Rabin, just to name a few.

      He currently performs with the band, Herding Cats, which he co-founded over 18 years ago as well as an instrumental electric trio called Ecstasy In Numbers which features many of his own compositions. Although Mike is also a professional guitarist, his true passion is teaching!  Mike's student age range is from 6-86 years old and he is thrilled to be able to share his techniques, experience and knowledge with all of them!


      Michael Mattingly teaches at:
      16611 Redmond Way
      Redmond, WA 98052
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