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

Why You Should Learn to Read Music

I have had a number of students tell me that they have been playing guitar, bass or drum set for a number of years but feel stuck with their playing. Usually they have some physical dexterity and competency on their instrument but aren’t sure how to take their playing to the next level. I can… Continue reading Why You Should Learn to Read Music

Pearl Jam Style Guitar Jam Track

Hey all you Pearl Jam Fans!  I created a guitar jam track in the style of my all time favorite rock band, Pearl Jam.  This one is similar to the jam they do on their tune Porch.  It’s in the key of E minor.  Crank the stereo and rock out Mike McCready style on this… Continue reading Pearl Jam Style Guitar Jam Track

Funky Bass Lessons

In the Bank is a tune by artist Mingo Fishtrap.  I had the pleasure of playing this tune with the Arizona funk/soul/R&B band Soulective.  Definitely some funky bass lines going on in this one.  Challenging tune to transcribe but well worth it.  If you’re interested in bass lessons, feel free to contact me!

Guitar Lessons Gilbert

I recently moved to my new teaching studio off of Ray and Lindsey Rd in Gilbert Arizona and am loving teaching there!  I have taught at many locations in my career through out the Valley.  From music stores to traveling to homes of students.  Having my own teaching studio is something I wish I had… Continue reading Guitar Lessons Gilbert

Beginner Guitar Lesson

I shot a video to introduce people to the guitar and provide beginners with a lesson that can help them get started playing!

Funk Bass Lessons

Matt playing bass with the Soul, Funk, R&B band Soulective at the Bacon and Blues Fest in Queen Creek.

Tips for Beginning Guitarists

Tips for Beginning Guitarists 1. Make sure you’re guitar is in tune. -This should go without saying but I’ve encountered students on many occasions that do not tune properly or simply ignore this step before playing. Learning to tune takes time and practice but is well worth it. The more thorough you are at tuning,… Continue reading Tips for Beginning Guitarists

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What is the Benefit To Taking Music Lessons?

I am self-taught, why do I need guitar lessons? Many people claim to be self-taught when it comes to learning guitar. They may have viewed instructional DVDs or YouTube videos, learned songs from guitar tablature websites, studied guitar books or magazines or just tried to learn songs by ear. Learning guitar requires a great deal… Continue reading What is the Benefit To Taking Music Lessons?

Performance of Green Tea

Here’s a video from my jazz recital at Arizona State University.  We’re playing a tune by John Scofield called Green Tea.  Hope you enjoy!