Teaching

WANT TO LEARN GUITAR FROM MATTHEW?

Matthew is currently teaching from his studio located in Alphington. As a passionate teacher Matthew believes strongly in the power of music to enhance students well-being and mental health. He is commited to delivering accessible, practical and engaging guitar lessons to students of all ages and experience.

His teaching philosophy is based on the understanding that music is not just an otherworldly talent that ‘you either have or you don’t’ but something that can be crafted from the ground up.

Matthew is dedicated to giving his students not just a strong understanding of music fundamentals such as chord/scale theory relationships, rhythm/time feel, sound production but also how playing music can greatly relieve tension/anxiety and enhance your own self-awareness.

Due to the physical nature of guitar, Matthew doesn’t have a strict ‘by rote’ approach to navigating the guitar fretboard and is instead more interested in getting students beyond the point of imitating others – the goal is to get them to sound more like themselves.

After an introductory tutorial of $35 per half hour, $60 an hour – lessons are invoiced in blocks of 5 or 10.

See the contact page below to book your first lesson today!

WANT SOME MUSIC TRANSCRIBED OR ARRANGED FOR YOU BY MATTHEW?

Matthew is currently available to write note for note transcriptions of any recorded musical performance. Transcriptions are done on a ‘case by case’ basis and quotes are given according to the time needed to complete the transcription, dependant on the harmonic and rhythmic complexity of the musical performance, the instrumentation, whether a simple lead sheet is required or a more sophisticated format is needed such as a big band score etc.

Examples here.

Matthew is also available to arrange music for small or larger ensembles.

 

 

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