Hi.. 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 30 years of music training & music industry experience, I've been able to take people's Playing to amazing levels.
I've networked or shared the stage with many famous NW music legends: 1.) Roger Fisher- Heart-2013 Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame Inductee 2.) I'm Pacific NW Guitarist for Rudy Parris from NBC TV's "The Voice!" - Go Team Blake! 3.) Lynn Sorensen- Paul Rogers/Bad Co/KZOK's Spike & Impalers 4.) Donny Evola - Geoff Tate/Former Queensryche/Foghat 5.) Jeff Kathan- Paul Rogers/Bad Company/Montrose 6.) Doug Mcgrew- Geoff Tate/Former Queensryche Singer/Operation Mindcrime
In fact everyone I've mentioned above are pro all the way and great guys as well. I
"m honored to have played with them.
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!
*** 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!
*** 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 You Tube channel.
I am an MIT graduate in Computational Biology with a passion for teaching students and years of one-on-one tutoring experience. I will help you or your child break down difficult concepts and improve class performance. I provide tutoring in:
Math - Pre-Algebra & Algebra - Geometry - Calculus I & II - High School & College Level Statistics
Teaching art has always been my passion and my students respond well to me and my teaching style. Many of my students have gone from not even knowing that they had any real artistic ability to going on to pursue college level art or pursueing artistic careers. I have students from years ago that will still contact me for art related questions and some who have become close friends. I believe that my nearly 2 1/2 decades of teaching art in a public school has made me capable of the patience and caring needed to teach any and all learning styles. We can start at whatever skill level you are currently at.
I had his art class when I first moved to Vincent. Such an amazing teacher! Knows so much about Art and watching him draw you can see it’s his passion!
March 21, 2018
Sure, I'd be happy to! you were and still are one of the best teachers I had. you encouraged my creative side and nurtured my ability to see a image and transfer it on to paper. I felt like you understood me and would come along side me and help me. I only have good things to say about you Mr.Williamson. you are a good man. a good friend. and a great teacher. thank you for all you thaught me sir. I will forever be in your debt.
I teach like how I'd like to be taught: I move at my students' pace, make concepts easy to understand, make learning fun, build confidence and help create a sense of personal satisfaction at mastering exactly what you need to master.
I'm considered an Excel guru because I love Excel and I love to learn and grow. I have many years' experience teaching and training people of all ages and I can't wait to help you!
Barry has a an in-depth knowledge of Excel. He is very detailed, he makes learning fun, easy to follow and understand. He provides examples and visual effects. Barry is an excellent teacher!
July 9, 2019
Barry was extremely knowledgeable and thorough in his Excel lesson and showed us many helpful ways to use Excel so that it can benefit me in and outside of work. He provided many examples and gave us each an opportunity to follow along with him during his lesson.
I am a former Pediatrician. I got into computing in High School in the 1960s and have worked at Apple, Boeing, GE, and SAP in several roles developing software for medical and graphic applications.
I have tutored University of Washington classes in Java at all levels, and have worked professionally on large Java projects.
My Education: BS CalTech 1971 MD U of Michigan 1976 PhD UCSF 1985
I love to code and teach smart coding.
I have taught kids as young as 8, and adults of all ages. We can work in-person, as well as online using shared desktops.
Interested students can expect to improve week to week in their coding techniques while studying computing skills and programming concepts with me. Every child is unique. Only you have to trust yourself as I do. I teach students to help them build up their own logical thoughts and apply them in order to unlock new skills and techniques. I can help any student to go ahead with their interest in technology with confidence, expression and attitude.
I enjoy using my intelligence for uplifting and important work. Helping others to help them achieve their dreams is satisfying. I love to learn and so I love to teach, because by teaching I get to learn even more! I look forward to growing along with you as you progress in this field.
"I am a novice WP site user with no experience in SEO. Donna has been very useful in teaching me how to use the tools at my disposal and guiding me in how
SEO works. I have only has 1 session so far, but I have learned so much already from Donna's guidance. I am excited for my next session with her."
"Larry was great"
"As we had just started with quickbooks, Liz is a very informative instructor with a great deal of knowledge towards the program. She has an answer to any
question you may ask and is very clear with her response."
"Great tutor and very knowledgeable about the subject. He was very easy to understand."
"Alex is a very good teacher. He managed to make things simple and was fun. He was even understanding when the Takelessons website made things difficult."
"So great! Learned so much in the first lesson can't wait for # 2 and more!!"
"I came to these lessons with minimal Adobe experience. In fact, I've always gone to great lengths to avoid using Adobe, because I find it overly challengi
ng. I like simple! Yet I also saw a growing need to get Photoshop under my belt for my various websites and business graphics.
Etana took a guy who didn't even know how to work with layers, and after a few hours of training together I was whipping out some very sharp looking graphics & images for our website. She assessed my needs and patiently walked me through the basics of what I'd foreseeably use on the projects I normally work on.
I now feel much more confident to tackle the Adobe beast. Etana is a skilled instructor. If I ever have a need for additional instruction or help with a design project I wouldn't hesitate to work with her again. I highly recommend this very capable instructor! Thank you for helping me Etana. :-)"
"Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Very easy to communicate. Was prepared for the lesson and able to go through everything that planed."