***ALL OF MY LESSONS ARE TAUGHT IN PERSON AT MY STUDIO OR ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM***
Whether you're starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy.
I've helped thousands of students reach their goals and I've shown every single one of them how to have the level of success with their instrument that they've always desired. I have 20+ years and over 20,000 hours of guitar/string instrument teaching experience and a total of 30 years of guitar playing experience with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music.
I have 20+ years with over 20,000 hours of guitar/string instrument teaching experience and a total of 30 years of guitar playing experience with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music.
I focus my lessons strictly on the needs and skills required to ensure my students can perform ANY genre of music in front of ANY audience.
I have taught various forms and techniques in basically ALL genres of music both past and present.
I teach acoustic guitar, electric guitar, classical guitar, jazz guitar, ukulele, bass (5 string), mandolin, and tenor banjo (Irish tuning).
I embrace ALL forms of music and I will always encourage my students to pick out songs that they enjoy to make the lesson rewarding and engaging!
I will also provide the student with exercises and drills that will strengthen their core, empowering the student to learn newer songs quicker and easier.
I firmly believe I'm the teacher for you for one reason: you will see instant results not only on the first lesson, but also in every lesson moving forward!
I also teach students of all ages who have special needs.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME PRIOR TO SIGNING UP FOR LESSONS IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS!
He takes his time and explains the why and wherefore of how your fingers should be placed and does not rush you through but teaches you at Your pace and not his. I think he’s a Great Teacher and since I also was a teacher of children I think I’m a fairly good judge of the way of working with people!!!
I started working with Matt because my practice needed structure and guidance and so far Matt has been extremely helpful in providing me with those things. Having been self-taught up until now Matt has been very helpful in discovering what's been missing from my practice while also exploring new music and topics that have quickly expanded my knowledge and skills. I look forward to our lessons each week because I know I'm growing as a guitarist and that's what matters most to me!
Matt responded right away and we set up the first lesson a few days later. Even though the lessons are “virtual” over Skype, Matt goes the extra mile by using three camera angles to help see his fretboard better and also tailors his approach to your specific skill level and taste in music.
As an extremely inexperienced player, Matt took the time to break the guitar down in easy steps for me to understand and enhance my learning experience.
My comprehensive instruction is always tailored to my student's short term, and long term goals.
My teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed, and engaging student paced learning environment.
My promise to you as my student is that together we will discover what it takes for you to become a proficient musician with the ability to perform in front of any audience.
My classes with you will include the following content:
• Warm up exercises
• Mindfulness techniques
• Note reading
• Tab reading
• Sight reading
• Left hand/ right hand techniques
• Burst practicing (burnout prevention)
• Micro movements/economy of motion
• Proper posture both sitting and standing
• Stage performance techniques
• Unorthodox techniques
• Scales and Keys
• Fretboard mastery
• Chords (all types)
• Self sufficiency
Roosevelt University (Chicago Music College)
I realized how music affected me positively on several levels. Throughout my learning process, I wholeheartedly felt in my soul that I wanted to share my knowledge and passion with others through teaching the guitar.
I've work with students of all ages and even teach students who have special needs. No challenge is too tough to overcome, and I enable my students with that mindset during the course of lessons.
My best advice would be to make sure that after every lesson, you have progressed and that you are cultivating the skills and tools needed to keep challenging yourself in your daily practice.
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