Matt is available for instruction on Guitar, Bass, Composition, and Music Theory in the Washington DC/Baltimore area, and also for online live video instruction for anyone living too great a distance for in-person lessons.
Matt's Teaching Philosophy
As a teacher, Matt fosters the ability of his students with methods that consider the needs of each student individually. The content covered in the lessons is always chosen for a practical musical application, with an emphasis on feeling, enjoying, understanding, and loving music.
Matt draws his curriculum from a wide variety of musical genres and styles, guiding students through a gradual progression of materials that increase in difficulty and simultaneously incorporate earlier techniques. He focuses on many aspects of guitar and music, including positioning and technique, note reading and comprehension, rhythmic development, music theory, ear training, improvisation, composition, musical interpretation, and performance.