As an engineer I see the fretboard very differently from most musicians and teachers. I'm one of those rare engineers that can write and organize my thoughts and communicate them in a way that both kids and adults can follow and understand. I'm a student of the guitar myself, and plan to be forever. Much of what I do is to train. And I'll train right alongside you. I'm no expert. But I'm patient, and I'm passionate about the guitar and music in general
I'm a student myself, and as much as I enjoy experiencing my own "lightbulb" moments, it's so much more satisfying to see my students experience them. Whether you plan to be a performing or studio musician, or a hobby guitarist in your bedroom (that's me!), there's little more that's rewarding than putting your mind to something and coming out the other side with a victory. Well, there is something more rewarding than that; it's watching your student achieve it, too!
I have been working with Matt in the past five years. He is a person who is dedicated, determined and professional. During the time, he was always able to find root cause to the problems we encountered with and provide solutions. He is also a very down-to-earth guy who was able to guide me through troubles step by step with practical methods. My skills have grown exponentially over the course while working with him. He is definitely trustworthy.
Joined ROI Guitar Studio couple weeks back and it has been a great experience so far. Matt is very knowledgable and he explains things very well. I have been playing guitar for couple years now but i'm at a point where I think that I have plateaued myself and cannot take myself to the next level without professional guidance. I'm confident that Matt can help me here in giving my skills a boost so I could achieve my long term goals..
Great guy, knows his stuff and will tailor his lessons to you. He recommended lowering the action on my guitar, after I got it done, it was much easier to play. I highly recommend him.
My husband went for an initial meeting with Matt and he loved him. He got a lot of information from this first meeting and very helpful tips to help him play guitar better. I would definitely recommend Matt.
I offer a free, no-strings-attached, introductory lesson to all prospective students where we can determine a quick and efficient path to get you to your goals. Some conversation, some hands-on guitar work, some demonstration of what you can expect.
I'd been a self-taught guitarist for 20+ years before starting over "correctly" with real instruction that systematically erased the very-strongly-ingrained bad habits that I didn't know I'd built. My instructor, over the years, then convinced me to begin teaching myself. I'm still a student myself, and plan to be forever. My instructor actually teaches teaching guitar, and I've been through his training programs.
Further, I'm an engineer. I see the fretboard (and the process of learning) a bit differently from "traditional" guitar players and teachers. To me the fretboard is a map and understanding how to navigate that map is the secret to playing fluently all over the fretboard.