Matt Averdick is a young man that truly gets around. He graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 2016 with a Spanish degree, but during his time at NKU traveled to the French Alps performing and teaching jazz music. He received a partial scholarship to study Theory of the Renaissance Era and Conducting in Salzburg, Austria, and has traveled to Central America on numerous occasions through the organization HELPS International to work on various mission projects. Projecting the completion of his music degree in the year 2016, Averdick frankly can’t ever seem to get enough of what he loves. A musician based out of Cincinnati, OH, he can be found all across town in a variety of musical settings. He’s worked on his country guitar chops within the Carter Newman Band, a country act hailing just across the river from Northern Kentucky, but also has a history with the now disbanded Funkus, a rock/funk act. Currently Averdick in the process of developing a jazz/classical guitar duo, recording multiple personal projects and bands, and honing his solo acoustic/electronic performance skills as well. As a teacher Averdick has the benefit of having extensive experience in multiple areas of music. He studied both Jazz and Classical guitar during his time at NKU, and spent many nights as a teenager engrossed in the work of popular rock guitarists such as Eddie Van Halen and Angus Young. His recent foray into the guitar work of funk players such as Nile Rodgers and Jimmy Nolen marks a new departure for Averdick, and further proves his respect for the musicianship it takes to create any style of music in an authentic and believable way.
Frankly my ultimate enjoyment comes from the manifestation of a student's formerly undiscovered skill. I enjoy seeing my student's grow as young or even experienced guitar players, as thriving is always followed by a smile. Though a huge amount of satisfaction is garnered, for me, from just having a guitar in my hand, sharing the moment with another is the best.
Matt is a great musician and skilled guitar instructor. Highly knowledgeable, incredibly patient with me. When I would get frustrated with myself he was uplifting and inspired me to continue and work thru it until i gotbit right. Gave me loads of confidence. Highly recommended as a guitar instructor.
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