Matthew Hartle Music Lessons

Matthew Hartle Music Lessons

5.0(1 review)


Hi, My name is Matt Hartle. I am a music teacher with about 30 current students, ranging in age from 5 to 85. I have a BA in music from the University of North Texas. As a professional musician, I play all over the west coast in bands such as Shady Groove, Spirit of '76, The China Cats, Painted Mandolin,and Big Stone Soup.

I teach guitar and piano in a way that suits your individual learning style. I have found that everyone responds best to different types of methods of understanding. We will learn to undertake how music actually works, and learn some of your favorite songs along the way. I have my own teach material that I have written to help you see the relationship between chords and melodies, and how they fit together.

While I love to teach advanced students, my specialty is connecting with children. I am very good at reading their energy, and connecting them to music in a way that they can understand. I have had so many parents tell me that they quit their music lessons because they hated their piano teacher, and thus they never learned music. My goal is to make music fun, and have the children look forward to their music time.


Serves Capitola , CA


Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Recommendations available

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar, Student who don't have a guitar, but are planning to purchase one

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old


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Michelle N.

Sam is ecstatic to see Matt every lesson. He has grown to love the guitar and piano, both taught by his masterful musical mentor. We are grateful!!!
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November 14, 2017

Services offered

Bass Guitar
Music Theory