Private Guitar Lessons
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“Matthew has been an excellent teacher & mentor. Matthew digs deep from the very first phone call to find out experience levels, commitment desires, instrument & equipment being used, and many other details needed to cater the lessons to fit each person individually. The live lessons take shape from the users most recent achievements they have accomplished. The lessons are accompanied by a terrific online course, 99 Decisions, which is an excellent “go at your own pace” and “practice what you deem fit” style of teaching. Matthew will suggest what videos to practice as the user moves along the journey. I personally have learned a tremendous amount about Music, Tune, Melody, along with playing the guitar, as I was a novice just a few months ago. Who knew there was so much critical importance to just tuning a guitar and why that would be so important to my development as a Guitarist! But Matthew took the time to help me fully understand it before we moved on. Not many people have the ear, mind and especially passion for music and guitar as Matthew does!”Jun 11, 2020Verified
Matthew Von Doran is by far the most knowledgeable and down to earth, not only guitar, but teacher that I have had the pleasure of being the pupil of. He has been there and done that and knows what it takes to not only learn but apply that newfound knowledge and use it as you choose. He does not carry any preconceived notions of his student’s aptitude but finds a way to “speak your music language” and build a path that will provide success if given the correct amount and procedurally sound practice routines. There are no tricks, no shortcuts, just unadulterated knowledge and learning material that will get you focused on your individual goals as a musician hobbyist or professional, whichever you choose. I would gladly and wholeheartedly recommend Matthew’s services to anyone that is truly serious about broadening their minds and truly learning music.May 14, 2020Verified
Matthew is the most affirming teacher of guitar. He tailors lessons based on what he sees in you naturally regarding music comprehension and ability. He reminds you to keep the joy of why you wanted to learn to play guitar in the first place so it doesn’t turn into a daunting task. The live lesson sprinkled in with the online 99 Decisions lessons is perfect. Also being able to take the lesson in the comfort of my own home is key.Jan 14, 2019Verified
Only had one lesson so far. But he’s exceptional. Lesson are customized.Aug 8, 2020Verified
Matthew is a great teacher. He took the time to talk with me over the phone and get a good idea of my personal goals and current skill level with the guitar. From there it's a personal lesson each visit designed to fit my current ability and goals. It’s really nice that I can just book an appointment when I want or have time. I have a busy schedule that’s always changing so the ability to set my guitar practice around my ever changing obligations is nice. His online program is a great way to continue practicing in between lessons. I would highly recommend Matthew.Oct 2, 2018Verified
Matthew Von Doran
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?The sessions run for at least 75 minutes. You can schedule lessons at any frequency you that works for you... once a week, every two weeks, once a month, here & there, etc.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I really enjoy helping the student clarify their goals for their playing so that they can get the most of their resources... time, finances & effort. We work together to create a personalized curriculum that focuses on the musicianship skills necessary to play the music they love.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have over 40 years experience in the music industry as a professional composer, performer, recording artist, & educator.