Matthew Farkas
Frederick, MD
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Matthew Farkas

Matthew F.

Frederick, MD
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Experienced guitarist/songwriter/producer of the Maryland rock band Master Sword offering lessons to beginner through intermediate players. Learn music theory (including chords and scales from basic to advanced), how to craft songs, ear training, and more. Focus is mainly on rock, pop, and metal guitar performance.

Take your playing from bedroom jamming to a successful and financially stable group or solo act with advice on social media marketing, which financial decisions are most worth it, and building a fanbase (my band currently has over 20,000 followers across social media.)

About Matthew F.

Hey everyone!

Thanks for checking out my profile. My name's Matt, I'm a guitar teacher from Frederick, Maryland with 16 years of guitar playing experience, 9 years of live performance experience, 5 years of music production experience, and a passion for teaching up and coming musicians how to both start their journey in the correct way and (for more advanced players) how to take their bedroom dreams of being rockstars and make them a reality.

Through the power of the internet, now is the best time in history to be an independent artist or band. You have all the knowledge of the world at your fingertips, a gigantic platform to share your music on, and teachers such as myself who would love to advise you on how to get to whatever goal you have set for yourself. Be that just learning to play your favorite songs, how to compose music, or how to take your own songs to the next level through social media marketing.

Send me a message and let me know how I can help you!



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2 Reviews
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Matt's a great instructor with a holistic approach to music. His experience helped shape the way I think about the guitar beyond just the technicality — teaching me to focus on concept and creative intent. His appreciation for a wide range of styles also encouraged me to explore more interesting phrasing and develop my own style.

I was a relatively aimless player and Matt showed me how to apply myself to music. Highly recommended!

Posted Oct 26, 2020
Andrew K.
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Matt really helped me with my guitar playing. He patiently went over the basics with me and let me go at my own pace, using songs I like to help me improve my technique, confidence, and knowledge of scales and chords.

Posted Oct 22, 2020

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Jan 2013 - Present

Master Sword

Guitarist, songwriter, manager, and producer for rock band Master Sword.


Guitar Performance
Aug 2006 - May 2007

Musicians Institute



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Dec 2019
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