Matthew Averdick Guitar Lessons

Matthew Averdick Guitar Lessons

4.9Exceptional(13 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


There are a few things that make my service stand out:

1. I’m great with kids. I connect well with young kids and do well at keeping them entertained and interested throughout the lesson. In my mind, this is half battle when working with a young student. If you can capture their attention, you can keep them progressing on the instrument as well.

2. I really really enjoy teaching. I love the guitar. It’s my passion, and it keeps me excited about life on a day to day basis. Sharing that excitement is easy for me. You won’t ever be looking at a bored guitar instructor.

3. I’m direct. I do my best to tell a student exactly what they need to work on, to point out mistakes, and also to let students know what they’re doing well.

4. I provide lesson plans based upon what the student wants/needs. I don’t think there’s much point to work on something the student won’t enjoy. What are your goals on the guitar? Let’s find them, target them, and achieve them.

It's the best! Seriously, I love my work. Music is why I get up in the morning, and the guitar is how I play music.

I look at my work at the opportunity to share this passion with a student, and help the student achieve their musical goals. It's a great job and I'm thankful for it.


Hired 43 times
Serves Cincinnati , OH
Offers online services


Musical styles

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

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Ukulele, 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

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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terry C.

Just getting started and first time to experience a virtual lesson. Lesson went great and I am excited to keep going. Matt was fantastic to work with and did a great job of aligning me with an awesome teacher!
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July 08, 2024


ron F.

I had a stroke three years ago and communication has been an issue.
Matt has been very good.
Frankie is amazing too.
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May 01, 2024


quentin L.

I played guitar 15 + years ago some and never took it as serious as I do now. When I was looking for lessons, I found Matt on We chatted back and forth and gratefully he accepted to teach me how to play electric guitar. We are 2 months in and he has taught me so much in such a small amount of time! Matt is very patient and very helpful on any method, and has all the tips and tricks you can possibly think of! He also gives me help when it’s not even our day for teaching. If you are searching for a teacher then Matt is your guy! Highly recommended!!!
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September 27, 2023
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sue D.

I was first impressed by his quick response to my original inquiry, his thoroughness in answering my initial questions and his desire to completely understand my goals and aspirations for taking lessons. He also has been diligent to clear up early miscommunications and has made every effort to make sure Im 100% satisfied with his services. I do recommend him and Frankie without reservation.
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September 27, 2023
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sue D.

He initially got back to me very quickly and answered all my questions even though it was on the weekend.
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September 25, 2023


terry G.

Very personable attentive and catering to my needs and preferences. So far i am in the early stages but I am pleased with the information and lessons so far
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August 14, 2023

Frequently asked questions

When I work with a new student I try be as focused as possible. Here's the process I use for the first lesson:

1. I take some time to get to know the student.

Hi! What's your name? What do you love about music? What type of music would you like to be able to play? 

2.  I determine what skill level and experience the student has.

Absolute beginner? OK! I know just where to start. A player with experience? No problem. Let's talk about what you want to work on. 

I studied music at Northern Kentucky University in the Jazz Studies Performance Program. Since then I've played with numerous bands, taught at Sharp School of Music, ran my private studio, and have picked up clients as both an audio engineer and producer. 

Yes, $120 for four 30 minute lessons. 

I started teaching when I was 16 years old. I was a pure rock n' roll musician at the time. Since then I've studied jazz, learned to read music, and become an accomplished player both in terms of technical veracity and stylistic diversity. 

I've worked with students as young as 8 and students as old as 93. The skill levels have ranged from absolute beginner to technically proficient, awesome players. 

I'm really excited to have been engaged recently to my beautiful fiancee. She's amazing, and a huge inspiration for my work. 

Hire me! Haha. Truthfully the advice I would give is this - work hard and stay focused. Consistency is everything.

You'd be amazed how many players will pick up a guitar for three or four hours then forget about playing for the rest of the month. Stay consistent with your practice. 20 minutes, 45 minutes, or an hour a day is great. 

And finally, actually practice! It's tempting to pick up a guitar and mess around. Pick up the guitar and actually find something challenging to work on. Use your time wisely. 

The guitar is a broad instrument! It has so many different functions, and can be used for so many different styles.

So, to narrow it down, think about the following things:

1. What style do I want to play? Rock n' roll? Blues? Country? Jazz? 

2. How accomplished am I already? What could I play right now for my new instructor, start to finish? 

3. What are my goals? Do I want to play a rocking guitar solo, or do I want to play and sing at the same time? 

When you hire me we'll answer more questions than just those... but that's an awesome start! 


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