As a professional musician and perpetual student of music, I can give you the tools to teach yourself. My hope is that in lessons with me you will become inspired and empowered to pursue music as deeply as you desire to. I've taught privately and in multiple schools in Austin TX. I studied jazz guitar performance at the University of North Texas. I have played guitar in a multitude of groups since 2000, some of which have a continually growing catalogue of work on various platforms (you can hear much of my work as a composer and guitarist with the bands McMeta and Progger on Spotify and Youtube). I am also a professional transcriber (I transcribe for Multitracks.com and I freelance), so I can train your ears to hear music in a way that will keep you learning long past our time studying together. You can see some of my chart work and some of the concepts I practice on my Instagram account: @muehtation. If you're ready to find the joy in music and guitar performance, then we will have an enjoyable journey together.
My true specialty is helping the passionate student go deeper. I'm a firm believer in the idea that true joy lies in geeking a particular field of study. I can help you find the patience, inspiration, and motivation to take your guitar playing to any level you want to achieve.
Matt’s knowledge and passion for music combined with his amazing skills on the guitar are just two of many reasons why he’s a great teacher. He strives to help you understand what he teaches which makes learning from him both fun and easy.
The knowledge, easy teaching style, and Matt’s ability to blend styles and theories over a wide stretch of genres. Highly recommend Matt!
Matt is a great guitar player, and has an incredible depth of musical knowledge. He is also a patient and encouraging teacher. He has helped me improve my working knowledge of chord harmony, and led me to a better understanding of the most common harmonic ideas used in jazz and my favorite Stevie Wonder tunes. He’s helped me become a better musician.
Matt is extremely knowledgeable at what he does. Not many players are on his level. Definitely easy to get along with as well and fun to talk to!
We spend a good portion of the first lesson talking and getting to know each other. I want to find out where you're at in your musical journey. From there, we will work on taking you to the level you want to achieve, making sure to hit all the steps it will take along the way to get you there.
I studied jazz guitar performance at the University of North Texas. I've been a professional guitarist in Austin Texas for 13 years. I've taught guitar lessons at Northwest School of Music, St. Stephens Episcopal School, and privately.
I charge $30 per half hour,
$45 for 45 minutes,
or $60 per hour.
I started my teaching career at Northwest School of Music. I taught guitarists of any age and skill level.
I've taught students of every age and skill level. I've had beginning guitarists as young as 10 years old, professional guitarists who perform for a living, and all sorts in between.
Be willing to take criticism, it will only make you better. Be willing to put time and patience into your art. Most importantly, have fun. Guitar/music can literally be endlessly rewarding when you leave your ego behind and open your mind to the puzzle of the fretboard.
What would you like to be able to do? Write songs? Play covers? Improvise? Play technically challenging music? Learn songs by ear on your own? Understand music theory?
Are you willing to learn things you weren't necessarily seeking? The more knowledge you are willing to take on, the more longevity your musical path will have.