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Hired 7 times
2 years in business
(Pacific Time Zone)
1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Jul - Dec
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Interested musical styles
Matthew is very knowledgeable an knows how to bring the information down to my level, very basic, step by step, which is exactly what I needed. He also challenges me to go beyond what I think I am capable of and I surprise myself. I am excited about my progress and can't wait to see what the year holds. I would highly recommend Matthew for beginning to advanced guitar. Thank You, MatthewAug 14, 2017Verified
I never give anybody five-star ratings especially early on when still getting to know the product, business and/or person I'm to review. Matt's case is the exception. He recognized and made adjustments to my lessons based on interacting with me. He identified what is going to work with me and applied a suitable course I can work with. I've taken lessons in the past with other professional musicians. I really didn't get far. With Matt, I get a clear expectation. Then we work thru it together until he knows I can walk away and continue practicing on my own until the next lession. I'm Soo grateful I found him. I know I'll follow through learning to play and read music. I'm very pleased. I would have no problem trusting him to instruct my kids as well. Learning to play my bass has been an enjoyable experience this time around (my third). All I can say is...Thank You, Matt. Sincerely, I appreciate your kindness and welcoming me into your home and having the patience of a Saint. LoL I'll add photos next week. I don't have any right now. 🙏👍👌💯% legit ❤️💞💕 🎼🎵🎤🎸🎶🎙️🎛️🎶✨💃🕺🎭👏🎗️Feb 22, 2019Verified
Great first lesson, can’t wait for the next one.Jul 26, 2018Verified
It was amazing he treated us like family and was never shy to let us know when we were doing something wrong! If i were to do my lessons again i would do it with him! He has a good ear for music!Jun 16, 2017
Matt is great! Reasonably priced, punctual, and professional!Mar 23, 2018Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I charge $17.50 a half hour and $32.50 for an hour. I charge a negotiable fees for traveling expenses.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I assess a student's knowledge by asking them to explain the musical alphabet, and how it applies to their instrument. I then begin formulating a plan to bring them to the next level of musicianship. I am a patient individual who goes through great lengths to insure that the information presented, is understood. My lessons are designed to inspire and motivate my students. I have a lot of fun teaching, thus it does not feel like work. I strive to make complex topics easily understandable.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a Bachelor's degree in business management from University of Phoenix, and an associates degree in music/fine arts from Victor Valley College. .