Matthew Guerra

Matthew G.

Hesperia, CA

About Matthew G.

Background check: Last verified 10/24/2016
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Matthew teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: November 2008
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

There are many things in life one can learn or accomplish! One of the most fulfilling is to learn & understand music! I have such a passion for anything music related! Music has always been a huge part of my life, since the day I picked up the sticks to play the drums when I was 13, until today, continuing to advance as far as possible on the piano! I enjoy playing multiple instruments, and I have great joy & much patience in sharing this love for music with others! My name is Matthew & I have been playing music since the age of 13. I have taught at "The Fundamental Sounds of Music School" in Fontana CA at my local church in Fontana CA for 2 years. I got accepted into the Art Institute of San Francisco CA for my Associates Degree in "Audio Production," which I recently graduated. I have played in numerous groups & have written many songs. I have also sang in a few choirs and have put together many groups and voices in the past. I am excited to meet you and/or your child as a student! My goal is see all of my students excel and go far, above and beyond me, in this beautiful world of music! There is no limit to how far you can go! "Where words fail, music speaks." -Author unknown

*** Lesson Details ***
The journey we will take to accomplish your musical goals is based on you! The student:] We will find out, what you want to learn, "whats" your passion, and from there, figure out the kind of lessons that will best suit and cater to your style! :] I am unique as is every teacher in there style of teaching, I like to see students have the oppurtunity to *not* be limited in music, but to be able to teach him or her self, by learning to play by ear! and if the student wants to learn to read music as well, I can teach that as well! I am a big fan of "Alfred" material in the world of music, I use nothing else for the most part if I'm teaching music and using material, depending on the student, one can easily learn to play an instrument, such as a guitar in as fast as 10 lessons! Even sooner depending on how much practice time is put in during the students own time:] Typically though there are about 13 lessons to complete as a beginner, of the instrument you plan to learn, or voice, which is also an instrument! Its a truly exciting journey, & I would be honored to have a opportunity to go along this journey with you:]

*** Studio Equipment ***
I povide teaching material & lessons, I expect my student to provide there own instrument & and any accessories needed such as a metronome or capo:]

*** Travel Equipment ***
In my home studio, big living room area, A.C, most times my family is over but no interruptions in the music room:] Instruments. Great acoustics. Seating for parents. And my other 2 studios would be churches, one smaller and one very large:] I truly enjoy working one on one, of course with parents as well as students if they are young children, giving them 110% focus & attention! :]

*** Specialties ***
Contemporary, Gospel, Classical, Alternative, Rock, Rock & Roll, Spanish :]

Photos and Videos

Hey everyone!:D Thanks for taking the time to check this video out! This is me playing the piano for a Christian group I am in called "Remnant Generation" I'm in the colorful cardigan on the piano haha, just a little taste of my playing style:]

Education

Associates of Science in Audio Production

Dec 2013 - Jun 2016
The Art Institute of CA Inland Empire
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10 Reviews on Matthew G.

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Dede R. Nov 17, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Piano

Matthew was a great teacher…however found he was unable to teach in his home or studio, needed to rearrange the classes to my location, which was not convenient for me
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Cesar H. Jun 18, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Excellent Teacher

Matthew did a great job with our daughter. He was patient and found great ways to teach her. Matt also was very respectful and professional. We look forward to continuing lesson with Matt in the future.
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Yvonne T. May 29, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
Mathew is an exceptional!!!

Mathew is an extraordinary teacher. He works well with kids an also communicate every steps of the way with me regarding my kids progress when I am not around. My children had been with a few different teachers before and they like Mathew's teaching style the best. Definitely recommend Mathew to teach anyone who wants to learn musical instruments out there.
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Francesca H. May 8, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Matt is wonderful

Matt is an incredible teacher. He was given a challenge with Benjamin being a very high functioning autistic child but he met the challenge and Ben likes his teacher very much and today played a piece that Matt has been working on with him completely. I had tears in my eyes. Ben loves music and this is just the begining. Thank you Matt. You are part of the family now.
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Marcos A. Apr 2, 2013
Classical Guitar
Verified Student
awesome instruction with an amazing attitude!!!!!

Matt made learning the guitar not only easy but also a very fulfilling experience! ive had more than my fair share of teachers but matt really broke the mold! I am progressing faster with him than with any other teacher in the past! I highly recommend him for any age or level! you will not regret it!
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Rosa B. Apr 2, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Awesome teacher...great skills and attitude!

I am beyond happy to have Matthew as my son's music instructor. He is patient and during every lesson my son learns something fascinating!
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hensy M. Mar 20, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
matthew is awsome she has come a long way in a short time

is patient, kind wonderful family. teaches with ease, daughter feel good with him. works good with family
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Mitra G. Feb 8, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Matthew is very good with my son Nikyar!

He is so patient, I love having him over, Nikyar can't wait every week for his lesson, I wish I could keep doing lessons with, hopefully later on during the sumnmer, i reccomend him completely to any parents with young excited kids such as mine! When I went to buy Nikyar a guitar he met up with us and helped hime choose the best for my son, it was so nice to see him take time out of his busy schedule to help Nikyar get a perfect guitar for him! I love him!
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Jeanette-Fe D. Jan 18, 2013
Guitar
Verified Student
Matt is an amazing teacher!

He makes you feel very comfortable and is very knowledgeable about the guitar as well as many other instruments. He is incredibly patient and answers any questions you might have. I feel really lucky to have him as a teacher. Thanks Matt!!!!
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Tricia O. Dec 10, 2012
Guitar
Inspired to learn more!

My 11 Year old son took guitar lessons from Matt. The outcome has been phenomenal! After just a couple of weeks my son was playing songs. He was given a good foundation of guitar basics. What most impressed me was the respect that Matt showed towards, music, towards his students, and most of all to us as parents. He is very patient with his students. He connects with his students, which inspires a love of music. Highly recommended!
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