Matt Kass

Matt K.

Nashville, TN

About Matt K.

Matt teaches: Ages 18 and up
Teaching since: January 2005
Last sign in: Last week


Hey, my name is Matt and I'm a musician, record producer/engineer, teacher and songwriter based in Nashville. I'm 32 years old, I've been teaching private guitar lessons for over 10+ years and I've lectured on music at Drexel University and University of the Arts in Philadelphia. I'm outgoing, great with kids and can teach children and adults alike.

Besides teaching, I've toured the country, recorded in world-class studios, worked with Grammy winning engineers/producers/songwriters. I have a psychology and Ethnomusicology degree from Cornell university.

I have a wealth of information to impart from over 10 years in the music business, over 20 years of guitar playing in many different styles, extensive knowledge of music theory, musicianship, listening, ear training, improvisation, songwriting, arranging and more.

I'm available to come to your house, teach in my East Nashville studio or over the internet. Thanks for reading this and click the green button to set up a lesson to see if we'd be a good fit!

Photos and Videos

Playing piano in the studio


Guitarist, songwriter, producer, film scoring

Jan 2012 - Present
Modern Inventors (band)

Freelance record producer/engineer

Jul 2008 - Present
self employed

Private guitar/bass/piano lessons

Jan 2005 - Present
self employed

Guitarist, producer, co-founder

Jan 2002 - Nov 2011
The Brakes (band)


Psychology & Ethnomusicology

Sep 2002 - Jun 2010
Cornell University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Live album of the Year - "Tale of Two Cities" - The Brakes - producer/band member/songwriter

Sep 2008
Indie Music Awards



Jan 2014

Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Feb 2006

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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