Matt Cummings
Matt Cummings

Matt Cummings

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Introduction: Hi! I'm Matt and I want to teach YOU and your family members how to play guitar! I have toured the world with star artists such as Hunter Hayes and Mickey Guyton and am currently teaching virtually from my home studio in Nashville, TN. With more than a decade of professional music instruction and performance experience, I have the tools and energy to make learning music fun and purposeful for all students! My students have gone on to attend Berklee College of Music, record and release albums of original music, and win numerous Battle of the Bands competitions against other student bands. It is inspiring to watch students grow musically and develop their natural talents in a fun atmosphere! I love igniting that spark in students that creates a lifetime of love and appreciation for music.

Hired 9 times

Serves Nashville, TN

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13 years in business

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Nick M.

Guitar Lessons

Only had one lesson so far but I have found Matt communicative and professional. He kept things on track, didn't waste a moment and gave my grandson a full hour's worth of valuable instruction. Very pleased so far.
Mar 8, 2021
Amy B.

Guitar Lessons

Matt is a talented and knowledgeable instructor. Even more importantly, though, he is authentically engaged, and inspirational in his dedication to his art. His flexibility and low-key demeanor are a perfect match for my teenage son.
Apr 24, 2018
Perry S.

Our daughter's experience with Matt Cummings was little short of transformative for her, and, truth be told for us as her parents, as well. Matt worked with our daughter throughout her high school career, mentoring 3 different bands she fronted as lead singer, but he also helped her record single songs and an EP, introduced her to the studio, to other musicians and the broader world of music, always providing. Matt was always able to negotiate the sometimes fine line between teacher/mentor and friend/confidante. He served as therapist and counselor as often as not and whenever needed. Matt truly understood and conveyed to his kids the delicate balance of fun and joy with hard work and discipline, all resulting in growth, both musically and personally. He is serious about his craft and expects his students to be as well; but experiences with Matt never appeared mundane or routine. He unlocked the power and joy in making music together. Matt is an incredibly talented musician in his own right. He sings with a powerful, emotive, raw voice and is nothing short of a virtuoso on the guitar moving fluidly and seamlessly across the musical spectrum (R&B, funk, rock, pop and jazz.) We've paid to see/hear him perform and would do so again. That said his immense personal talent does not get in the way with students, rather it serves as a tool in both teaching and exemplifying what they can aspire to. Matt is truly facile in every element and ingredient of the contemporary musical scene and has a depth of experience and sage wisdom that belies his relative youth. I've watched him personally work with kids from 10 to 18, and have no doubt he bring the same talents and industry to students older and younger. He treats clients with warmth, respect and good humor; but can be a task master as and if needed. I recommend him heartily and without reservation. You are putting your child(ren) in the best of hands when you allow them to work and flourish with him. Our daughter left high school a year early and matriculated to Berklee College of Music, Matt's own alma mater; all this in no small measure due to his tutelage, devotion, knowledge and friendship. I am hard-pressed to come up with a negative in working with Matt these last few years. He proved nothing less than a treasure musically and beyond.
Feb 9, 2017
Cindy S.

I think it would be hard to find a more supportive, committed, and student-centered music mentor than Matt. He "gets" kids and he knows how to be empathetic when needed, or when to push kids to grow. In terms of musicianship, Matt is top-notch. A sought-after professional guitarist player who studied at Berklee, he's also done vocals professionally, as well as percussion and keys. Besides being coached by Matt in her band, our daughter worked with him to produce both individual recording sessions and an EP. In all cases, it was Matt who did the sound production, but he also helped her launch and market her product. In a word, Matt knows the process like the back of his hand, from songwriting to recording to live performance, all the while never losing focus on the kids and their needs. The best!
Feb 7, 2017
Jonathan N.

Guitar Lessons

Matt is great!!! He’s very patient and makes the lessons fun for my child.
Apr 24, 2018
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Matthew Cummings


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

    Private lessons in your home and virtually are $60 per hour.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    From the first session I will gauge the students musical tastes and interests, and work with them to create a lesson plan that suits their needs. The goal is to make learning music fun, and the best way to do that is to learn music you enjoy with people you like!

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

    Berklee College of Music educated guitarist, drummer and vocalist. Almost a decade of professional teaching experience for the country's top two chains of music schools.

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