Matthew H.

Matthew H.

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Lake Stevens, WA

About Matthew H.

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Male Ages Taught: 5 and up
Female Ages Taught: 5 and up

Overview

My name is Matt. I'm a very energetic, friendly, understanding & passionate music coach who has worked with students & clientele throughout the US. Possessing more than 25 years of music training & music industry experience, I've been able to take people's Playing to amazing levels.

I've networked and/or shared the stage with many famous NW music legends:
1.) Roger Fisher- Heart-2013 Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
2.) Lynn Sorensen- Bad Company/KZOK's Spike & Impalers
3.) Queensryche guitarist Donny Evola - Queensryche/Geoff Tate/ Foghat
4.) Jeff Kathan- Paul Rogers/Bad Company/Montrose
5.) Doug Mcgrew- Geoff Tate/Queensryche

I challenge my students to view music more than just as a "skill", but also a tool to communicate effectively and to combat life's obstacles.

I have had many guitar teachers myself including one true Famous Rock Star legend here in Pacific NW.
Congrats Rog. U Earned It, & inspire myself, & others everyday. You got to know the rules 1st, before you can then break the rules. This is how you develop your own unique style. And it's what separates the Pro Players from the rest of the pack.

But even if you don't want to play professionally, maybe you just want to learn a few chords, licks, songs, for yourself, or to impress friends. That's okay too!

I welcome every level and style. I always learn something from my students.
That's what music is all about. Learning & trading tips and licks from other musicians.

Bottom Line Is... I can help you learn and progress on your instrument faster...

Let me be the Music Coach to get you there!
Book A Trial Lesson Today! 

*** Lesson Details ***
The most important thing in a lesson with me is to learn while having FUN! I am a very laid-back teacher who wants to focus on music making you smile. We will choose material and a pace of learning that will keep you excited to rehearse and return the following lesson improved!

PERSONALIZE your guitar lessons by learning techniques used by your favorite artists in "their" songs.
FEEL FREE learning in a comfortable atmosphere where you can excel successfully as a musician!
CONQUER shyness and insecurities by unleashing the dynamic performer in you!

Most All Styles/Genres/Experience Levels Taught - We go over everything systematically. Music Theory, Songwriting, Chords, Scales, Determining Key Of Songs, Performance, etc

After 3 to 6 months, you should expect to be playing some of your favorite songs and artists accurately

Be sure to check out some of my you tube demos. Let me be the Music Coach to get you there!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a Sound Proof Pro Recording Studio, PA System, guitars, basses, amps, drums, recording gear, mics, mic stands, strobe & lights, fog machine, seating for parents.

Sorry No Disco Ball Yet.. You Can Bring Your Own If You Want Though.
I've Got Some Bell Bottoms Somewhere Around The Studio Here.

*** Travel Equipment ***
*** Brand New*** Now Offering Music Lessons Online (From My Recording Studio To Your Home via Skype)
I'm really excited to add that to offer lessons online through TakeLessons! It's a great thing to get to work with students all over this country and I'm looking forward to help pioneer the future of music lessons!

If I come to your home for the lesson, I bring myself, 1 instrument and 1 small amp.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.

My Unique Specialty - is teaching students the rudimental basics 1st, & then how to copy your favorite artists off the CD, radio or iPod, almost note for note. Believe me, it can be done. You just have to know what to listen for..

Brand New - MEASURE your success by recording your music progress along the way. I do own a recording studio, so we can record students progress via audio or video and then post to my YouTube channel.

Photos and Videos

Sample Freebie Lesson For Misty Mountain Hop Guitar Solo By Led Zeppelin.

Experience

Promotions Assistant Jan 1992 - Dec 1992
Warner Elektra Atlantic Records Seattle WA

Here is where I continued after my job at KXRX radio.
Here, I continued to network with industry insiders as well as professional working musicians and here is where I decided to go into music as a performer full time. I have been studying, performing and teaching music ever since. & I have played with some amazing performers.
I love Teaching Music Because Of The Confidence It Instills In My Students, Not Just In Music, But In The Handling Of Life's Many Obstacles..

Promotions Marketer Jan 1990 - Dec 1991
KXRX Radio - 96.5 fm

This is where I started working right out of college, met some great professional music talent and started networking for my my own music career.

Education

Bachelors in Communication Jan 1987 - Aug 1991
Washington State University - Edward R Murrow School of Communications

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency
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9 Reviews on Matthew H.

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Tom G. August 2, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
My son Mike took lessons from Matt for 2 years and really enjoyed it. He and Mike really hit it off. Matt has very advanced active listening skills and really tunes in to providing his students with a positive learning experience. Matt's passion is music, and he wears it on his sleeve. He has quit his "day job" and totally dedicated himself to music. When he isn't teaching, he's either learning or playing somewhere. Thank you Matt for being such a positive influence on Mike's life
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Eric K. July 30, 2014
Singing · Online
Verified Student
Matt is the best music teacher that I have so far. For someone like me who has almost zero music training before, he is very patient and he is able to explain intuitively to me essential music theories that are necessary for correct singing. Finally his teaching is fun.
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Jeff K. June 2, 2014
Guitar · In home
Matt and I have known each other for a while now, and he has taught me a lot of guitar tricks over the last few yrs as a private client. Originally I started on piano then drums. Now guitar, Matt is a great influence to anybody that wants to learn the guitar or music in general. He Will dedicate 100% Effort to make sure you having fun while also earning your instrument. I have learned a lot..,and would recommend him to anybody.
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Leslie O. May 13, 2014
Singing
Great interactive voice lessons!!

 

 

Our daughter has been taking private voice lessons from Matthew for the past several months.  Matthew has really helped to cultivate her abilities and the process has been very educational and fun.  Our daughter has thrived with Matthews flexible style and he has been great at working with her in music genre’s most interesting to her.  In the future, we intend to further her musical talents with guitar lessons as well.  We would recommend Matthew to anyone considering private lessons.
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Anthony .. April 11, 2014
Acoustic Guitar
Punk at it's finest

I liked the way that Matt listens to the songs I like and within seconds he's able to play them by ear. Hopefully and with some more training and lessons I will be able to get on that level. Other than that I have no complaints.
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North G. February 12, 2014
Harmonica
Very good class

My son had a good time taking lessons from Matthew. Matthew was patient and helpful with Skype when we were not familiar with it. He explained the instrument very throughly. My son learned a lot and we hope to take lessons again in the future.
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Kelly S. October 1, 2013
Classical Guitar
Great Teacher

You are really great with Ben, btw. I like how you are patient with him, compliment him and encourage him. He clings on your every word. He is also very impressed with the talent you bring to the table when you play at the lessons. It's fun to be a part of that!
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trevorj March 14, 2012
very informed instructor

Matthew has the ability to be given very hard challenges of teaching and breaking them down into an easy to understand format were you learn more then just how to play a song.
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MaggieJ September 16, 2011
James is really enjoying his lessions with Matthew. He has been a great role-modle and easy to get along with.