Matt's Music Lessons l Guitar/Bass/Ukulele/Drums
Matt's Music Lessons l Guitar/Bass/Ukulele/Drums

Matt's Music Lessons l Guitar/Bass/Ukulele/Drums

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Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
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Introduction: I use a very student centric approach to teaching. Instead of laying out a preset curriculum, I allow my students to choose songs, genres or artists for their own learning material. My instruction will include the fundamentals that are necessary in any style/genre of playing, but I feel that by learning songs my students enjoy they can enjoy the process of learning and feel much more satisfied after they've mastered a concept or tune. As an independent instructor, I offer more personalized instruction that caters to each student's individual learning style. For both my online and in-person students, my instruction comes with additional practice materials that include custom PDF documents with tab and/or staff notation, YouTube links and even custom made videos that summarize the concepts covered in our sessions. I love being able to connect with my students and share my passion for music. As a professional musician, I take pride in seeing my students grow and develop their own artistic voices on their instruments. I offer discounts for my online services, college students who are enrolled in a music program and for students who want to take multiple lessons per week.
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Hired 124 times

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6 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Joey T.
6 days ago
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Beyond glad I chose Matt as my mentor. Matt is extremely patient and polite. He had no problem tailoring our lessons to the specific goals I wanted to accomplish when I reached out to him. My knowledge and abilities of the guitar have grown exponentially since we’ve started. 🎸🔥

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Electric • Blues • Folk • Jazz • Rock • Country • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Kai L.
Apr 16, 2022
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Matt is an awesome guitar player and a fantastic teacher. I went into my first lesson completely self taught for the last 8 years and Matt tackled that challenge and has completely personalized my path of learning to work for me the best!

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • What the teacher recommends • Rock • Blues • Country • Folk • Jazz • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Heather M.
Mar 13, 2022
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Matt is a wonderful guitar teacher! Our 12-year-old daughter absolutely loves her lessons with him! Prior to starting lessons with Matt, our daughter was begging to quit guitar lessons, saying that she no longer wanted to continue playing guitar. When we probed further to understand why, we learned that her existing guitar teacher had made her feel dismissed and less than by checking his email, texting, and not listening during her lessons. Clearly, it was time for someone new. In searching for a new guitar teacher, we found Matt on Thumbtack. While we were skeptical about our daughter taking lessons via Zoom with someone who lives across the country, Matt had wonderful reviews so we thought we'd give him a try. I must say that we have been so pleasantly surprised! Our daughter now looks forward to her guitar lessons! She describes Matt as engaging and fun. She says he's patient and clear, and he takes her musical interests into account when selecting music. She also loves the videos he sends to help reinforce what was covered each week. We have found Matt to be professional, flexible, and, obviously, we're thrilled that our daughter is a happy guitar player yet again! Thanks, Matt!

Details: 10 - 13 years old • 2 - 4 yrs of formal training • Yes, can read music staff • Acoustic • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Catie C.
Dec 31, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Honestly I was terrified to be sending a stranger such a significant amount of money especially with today's society. After my husband's first lesson I've never been more satisfied with a decision ever! He's super patient and extremely helpful. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a guitar teacher!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Rock • Country • Classical • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Mitalee G.
Dec 21, 2021
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My daughter started guitar lessons with Matt at the start of the pandemic and it’s been a wonderful experience for her. We never felt the lack of in person teaching as Matt does a splendid job as a remote teacher. He sends videos, links to new chords and introduces her to classical and contemporary notes. He has plenty of patience and his charges are quite reasonable for the quality of lessons. My daughter looks forward to her lessons and has learnt a lot in theory which she is able to apply to piano and vocal lessons as well. I would definitely recommend Matt for guitar lessons !

Details: 10 - 13 years old • No formal training • Yes, can read music staff • What the teacher recommends • What the teacher recommends • No, but the student is planning to purchase an instrument • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Matthew Harris

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My normal rates for lessons are $60 for a 60 minute lesson, $50 for a 45 minute lesson and $40 for a 30 minute lesson. My online lessons come at a $5 discount from my normal rates ($55 for 60 minutes, $45 for 45 minutes and only $35 for 30 minutes!). I can also offer additional discounts for students who take multiple lessons per week, households that have more than one student and college students enrolled in a college music program.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a large amount of teaching experience through working with Seminole county Public Schools as an instructor in addition to experience as a guitar instructor.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I've worked with all age groups, from four year olds to retirees.

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