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Matthew I
Sedona, Arizona
Recording and Music Production in Ableton, Logic X and Garage Band Software. Please see the 'Subject' tab for details.
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30 lessons are available for online lessons. Please reach out to me before buying lessons to set up 30 and 45 minute lessons. Lessons with a further traveling distance may require a travel fee. ***I am available to teach you online lessons through Zoom for all subjects I offer , including Ableton and Logic X Software*** Matthew studied classical guitar with University of Oregon's John Jarvie, earning his Associate of Arts from Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. He continued studying classical guitar at Columbia College Chicago with Norman Ruiz and performed with the Latin Ensemble. Specializing in modern styles of music, Matthew teaches performance and composition of pop, rock, singer-songwriter, r&b, and soul music, as well as traditional styles of classical and bossanova. He also teaches songwriting and production techniques using computer-based digital-audio workstations Ableton Live and Logic X. Matthew performs solo guitar at various events and venues with a setlist including classical guitar, bossanova and original finger-style compositions. As a freelance music producer, Matthew worked in Los Angeles for 5 years producing and teaching music. He collaborated with Grammy-winning Producer Darryl Swann, co-producing and mixing some of his productions including the song ‘Pink Sunshine’ (feat. Xara) . *** Lesson Details *** For Music Software Lessons - Logic Pro X , Ableton Live, Garageband, Pro Tools and Reason- Topics I like to cover - capturing correct recording levels.....editing, adding effects/basic mixing, automation .....creating drum grooves with loops and midi drums..........songwriting and music theory.........Live capabilities using Ableton (for backing tracks and live performance)........Quick commands to easily navigate through software..... For instrument lessons- I'm a patient teacher that's passionate about guitar and helping students reach their musical goals whether they are casual players or serious musicians. For beginners, I use Hal Leonard instructional guitar books along with paper handouts and sheet music. I believe it's important for everyone to learn the fundamentals of music to create a strong base of skills in order to continue playing and learning music throughout one's life. For more experienced players, I like to teach various modern rock/pop songs, classical guitar songs, picking patterns, finger picking patters, improvisation, scales and music theory. I teach nylon string acoustic, steel string acoustic guitar and electric guitar and bass I believe the most basic goal for a guitar student is to be able to play a song in its entirety, whether it's by themselves or with other musicians/music students. I believe that some of the most important music skills are learned while actually playing with other musicians. It is crucial when learning an instrument to be able to play in 'real time'; playing music with a steady sense of rhythm. *** Specialties *** I teach Classical Guitar, Brazilian Jazz, bass, rock, pop, soul/R&B, blues, funk, folk, and bass guitar using method books, sheet music and guitar tablature.

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Teaching since 2008

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Music Composition and Classical Guitar

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Matthew I
Sedona, Arizona
Recording and Music Production in Ableton, Logic X and Garage Band Software. Please see the 'Subject' tab for details.
About Matthew I

30 lessons are available for online lessons. Please reach out to me before buying lessons to set up 30 and 45 minute lessons. Lessons with a further traveling distance may require a travel fee. ***I am available to teach you online lessons through Zoom for all subjects I offer , including Ableton and Logic X Software*** Matthew studied classical guitar with University of Oregon's John Jarvie, earning his Associate of Arts from Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. He continued studying classical guitar at Columbia College Chicago with Norman Ruiz and performed with the Latin Ensemble. Specializing in modern styles of music, Matthew teaches performance and composition of pop, rock, singer-songwriter, r&b, and soul music, as well as traditional styles of classical and bossanova. He also teaches songwriting and production techniques using computer-based digital-audio workstations Ableton Live and Logic X. Matthew performs solo guitar at various events and venues with a setlist including classical guitar, bossanova and original finger-style compositions. As a freelance music producer, Matthew worked in Los Angeles for 5 years producing and teaching music. He collaborated with Grammy-winning Producer Darryl Swann, co-producing and mixing some of his productions including the song ‘Pink Sunshine’ (feat. Xara) . *** Lesson Details *** For Music Software Lessons - Logic Pro X , Ableton Live, Garageband, Pro Tools and Reason- Topics I like to cover - capturing correct recording levels.....editing, adding effects/basic mixing, automation .....creating drum grooves with loops and midi drums..........songwriting and music theory.........Live capabilities using Ableton (for backing tracks and live performance)........Quick commands to easily navigate through software..... For instrument lessons- I'm a patient teacher that's passionate about guitar and helping students reach their musical goals whether they are casual players or serious musicians. For beginners, I use Hal Leonard instructional guitar books along with paper handouts and sheet music. I believe it's important for everyone to learn the fundamentals of music to create a strong base of skills in order to continue playing and learning music throughout one's life. For more experienced players, I like to teach various modern rock/pop songs, classical guitar songs, picking patterns, finger picking patters, improvisation, scales and music theory. I teach nylon string acoustic, steel string acoustic guitar and electric guitar and bass I believe the most basic goal for a guitar student is to be able to play a song in its entirety, whether it's by themselves or with other musicians/music students. I believe that some of the most important music skills are learned while actually playing with other musicians. It is crucial when learning an instrument to be able to play in 'real time'; playing music with a steady sense of rhythm. *** Specialties *** I teach Classical Guitar, Brazilian Jazz, bass, rock, pop, soul/R&B, blues, funk, folk, and bass guitar using method books, sheet music and guitar tablature.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2008

Education

Music Composition and Classical Guitar

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 8+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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A godsend. Matt is super approachable and got me launched back into playing in a meaningful way. Widely knowledgeable, he never missed a beat and was able to help with everything from details of technique to overall approach, and successfully introduce new and challenging music. When it came time to learn recording he was always ready a couple steps ahead to show efficient ways to get things done.

Posted Oct 29, 2021
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Matthew helped me work on pop and bossa nova songs for guitar. He is a patient and easy-going teacher who helped me at my own pace. We went over finger style techniques and rhythmic exercises. I have been enjoying lessons and I look forward to studying more with him.

Posted Oct 14, 2021
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Matt is great! He is very patient and explains things step-by-step in a very comprehensive and easy to understand manner. And best of all, he never makes you feel like any questions you ask, is irrelevant or repetitious. I highly recommend Matt, and plan on continuing to take lessons from him in the future!!

Posted Sep 8, 2021
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Guitar Instructor
Dec 2007 - Present
Self Employed
-60 minute lessons focusing on classical guitar and note reading -Curriculum consisting of The Christopher Parkening Method books -Tablature and tab books for rock/pop also used for select student -Other styles covered include Bossa Nova, Blues and traditional finger picking -Maintained lessons through email and telephone
Private and Group Guitar Instructor
Dec 2012 - Aug 2014
The Downers Grove Park District
-Taught 30 and 60 minute private and group guitar classes -Created curriculum using the Hal Leonard Guitar Method Books, -----Guitar For the Small Fry and select tablature for modern songs -Maintained students schedules by communicating with parents in person and through email
Guitar Instructor
May 2011 - Jul 2014
A Sound Education
-Taught 30 and 60 minute private electric, acoustic and bass guitar lessons -Beginner lessons comprised of self written songs and exercises -Advanced curriculum created using tablature and method books -Accompanied and helped prepare students for recitals of modern rock/pop songs
Guitar Instructor/Rock Band Coach
Sep 2008 - May 2011
The Lesson Factory
-30 and 60 minute guitar and bass lessons taught using original curriculum -Prepared and accompanied students for rock/pop recitals -Coached youth bands helping them prepare songs for shows and recitals -Assisting youth bands in writing original songs to eventually be recorded
Music Composition and Classical Guitar
Aug 2013 - Jun 2014
Columbia College Chicago
Associate of Art Degree
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Lane Community College
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency

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Instructor details
Music Recording
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
45 minutes
$105
60 minutes
$120
90 minutes
$160
120 minutes
$200
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30