Matt Motto

Matt M.

Mokena, IL
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Teaching Locations:
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Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching ukulele for over 5 years. Curriculum is student-specific but in most cases will include chord theory, strum patterns, finger picking, etc.

About Matt M.

Hi! My name is Matt M. and I am the owner and founder of Black & White Music Services, Inc., a professional music education and production company.
I began teaching at a fairly early age and moved to teaching privately over 9 years ago. I have a deep passion for music and the guitar and do my best to instill that same passion in new and experienced players alike. Throughout my playing career I have participated in numerous ensembles including jazz bands, classical groups and quartets, as well as solo performance groups. I am extremely thorough when it comes to my teaching style. I make sure the student has a clear understanding of not only the how but also the why while keeping my curriculum fun and interesting. Every student is different and I do my best to gain an understanding of the individual and build a lesson plan best suited for that individual.
If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact me!


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10 Reviews
Denis D.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Great friendly instructor!

Posted Jan 21, 2020
Kevin K.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Matt continues to challenge me. His teaching methods are great - he doesn't just teach techniques, he immediately puts techniques to work by applying them to a song I would like to learn. He is also very good about explaining the reasoning behind certain techniques/habits.

Posted Jul 2, 2019
Gabriel J.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Excellent. Didn’t need so much info about electric guitars since we’re just starting and have an acoustic guitar. Otherwise, excellent.

Posted Jun 21, 2019
Kevin K.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Matt was very thorough in determining my current skill level (which is basically beginner with some previous limited exposure to music and some self-taught cowboy chords). He asked me what I wanted to focus on and worked with me on beginning to change some bad habits/techniques that I had developed. Matt didn't just instruct, he EXPLAINED. I felt that the lesson was much more of a mutual discussion than a lecture/demonstration, which is a great thing. I felt very comfortable and believe that Matt's teaching techniques will help me achieve my goals.

Posted May 9, 2019
Samantha T.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

He is experienced, knows his music and encouraging . A good quiet place to learn guitar lessons.

Posted Dec 6, 2018
Mia G.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Matt was very knowledgeable and patient with Mia, she is a beginner and Matt went through all the parts of the guitar and helped her tune her new guitar and showed her how to read notes. She is very excited to go to her next lesson. Thanks Matt.

Posted Sep 6, 2017
Jesus S.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Very nice and outgoing instructor. My son is very excited with what he learned on his first guitar lesson.

Posted Feb 2, 2016
Brandon C.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

My 18 year son had his first lesson and he was so excited to realize he will soon be able to play. He actually went home and started practicing!

Posted Jan 4, 2016
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Matt knows the guitar and is very patient. The 45 minutes go by quickly and the pace of the instruction is just right.

Posted Dec 30, 2015
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Nov 16, 2020

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Guitar Teacher
Jan 2011 - Present

Black & White Music Services, Inc

Private guitar lessons and audio production. I am the owner and founder of Black & White Music Services.

Lead Guitarist/Songwriter
Jan 2006 - Present


Lead guitarist and songwriter for the Chicago-based progressive metal band Dissona.

Guitar Teacher
Jan 2005 - Jan 2009

AV Music Plus

Worked as an in-store guitar teacher for over 4 years.


Audio Engineering
Sep 2008 - Jan 2010

Columbia College Chicago



Fluent / Native Proficiency


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