Piano, Guitar, Bass & Drum Lessons in Tempe, AZ – Music Lessons Arizona

Adult Music Classes
Guitar Bass Drums

Do you feel stuck with your playing?

Would you like to know how to structure your practice time so you can achieve your musical goals and become the player you want to be?

Would you like to understand how music works in more detail so you can freely express yourself and jam with other musicians?

If you said yes, you've come to the right place.

My name is Matt Friedland and I help aspiring guitarists, bassists and drummers structure their practice time so they can confidently improvise and jam with other musicians.

How Does the Class Work?

Classes are grouped by skill level, from Late Beginners to Early Advanced Players and musical interests so you’re in an environment that fits your needs. 


Class genres range from Jazz, Blues, Rock, Funk and Pop. Utilizing our song based curriculum, we workshop and rehearse popular songs within these genres. You will develop key musical skills and insights so you can become the player you’ve always wanted to be.


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Check out what our clients have to say

"Matt is a multi-talented musician proficient in Drums, Bass, and Guitar. He is a very patient person. My wife takes lessons from him and prior to starting at MLA she hadn’t picked up a new instrument in over 20 years. He has given her confidence and skills she never had before. There are monthly jam sessions where students of all ages get to collaborate and enjoy popular songs together from multiple genres. Don’t be afraid to try something new!"

- James C.

"I've taken guitar lessons from Matt for about 1.5 years and I highly recommend him. His lessons cover different aspects of guitar playing including covering songs, music theory and creative songwriting. He also offers various programs such as group classes, seminars and jam sessions with other students. His thorough knowledge of music theory and vast experience with different styles of music should be able to help individual needs of students at any playing level. I cannot thank him enough for all the songs I've learned how to play as well as dozens of original songs I've wrote with his help."

- June P.

"I am lucky to have found Matt and to be able to take guitar lessons from him. Matt is a phenomenal and highly skilled instructor with super in-depth knowledge in many genres of music. Since I started guitar lessons here, my playing has improved significantly. I have a new sense of understanding of the information that the music was built on. Matt breaks down the music into bite sized pieces thus making it easier to see how the pieces fit and play together. Matt supports his instruction with very organized materials like chord charts, flow and form of the song , music sheets , tablature and how to read the music. This information is invaluable in the learning process regardless of individual skill level. I personally enjoyed the group sessions a lot. Interacting with other musicians is very rewarding. Since my lessons here, I have added quite a few songs to my library of songs that I can play. The journey has been gratifying and very satisfying. Thank you Matt for your support and guidance in helping me become a better Guitarist and being able to enjoy the journey."

- Roger M.

Contact Us Now

Contact Us to set up your free consultation where Matt can learn more about your musical interests, goals and what you’d like to accomplish by working together.


Get an assessment of your playing, strategies and solutions for the challenges you may be facing and a plan and path to move you forward.