As a teacher, I strive to create lessons that engage and excite students. I have been teaching privately and in the classroom for over 10 years. I've been a freelance musician for 15 years. My expertise is in Classical Guitar. However, I also play and teach other styles including acoustic fingerstyle, rock, metal and blues. I hold a B.S in Music and a Masters in Education.
The best part of teaching is always seeing the student succeed. In music, we often think that the only way that we will ever be great is if we are born with some innate talent. I'm here to shatter that notion and help you become the best musician possible! Everyone has the ability to learn an instrument and enjoy to wonderous world of music!
Actually, I am taking trumpet lessons with Matthew. He’s fun to work with and his patience is never-ending. He gives reasons for the things we do, rather than relying on imitation and repetition (yeah; this often means music theory). It, we laugh a lot.
Matthew always listens.I have had lessons with Matt for the last 6 years and he has helped my daughter to improve her music skills and win competitions. Matt is a great teacher
Very encouraging, helps with making sure the student is comfortable and makes sure the student understands the lessons well.
Since starting he's taught me how to better use the guitar and is getting me where i want to be for writing and playing