Matthew Haller

Matthew H.

20 Reviews
Lake Stevens, WA

Average response time: 8 hours

About Matthew H.

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Matthew teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: June 1988
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

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 25 years of music training & music industry experience, I've been able to take people's Playing to amazing levels.

I've networked and/or shared the stage with many famous NW music legends:
1.) Roger Fisher- Heart-2013 Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
2.) Lynn Sorensen- Bad Company/KZOK's Spike & Impalers
3.) Queensryche guitarist Donny Evola - Queensryche/Geoff Tate/ Foghat
4.) Jeff Kathan- Paul Rogers/Bad Company/Montrose
5.) Doug Mcgrew- Geoff Tate/Queensryche

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!

If I come to your home for the lesson, I bring myself, 1 instrument and 1 small amp.

*** 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 YouTube channel.

Photos and Videos

Sample Freebie Lesson For Misty Mountain Hop Guitar Solo By Led Zeppelin.

Experience

SuperAffiliate Internet Marketer Jan 2000 - Present
Myself

As extra income, I started my own successful Internet Marketing Business in 2000. I sell other peoples products online for a nice commission. I'm very good at this and have been working part time from home or a bus, and making full time income with it. It allows me to choose who I work with, and what hours I choose to work. I started coaching others how to legitimately do this about a year or so ago.

Rhythm & Lead Guitars/Bass/Singing/Drums Jan 1993 - Present
Myself

I have been in and out of various bands and done studio work since 1993 to present.
I have played, recorded & taught music professionally since around 1998.

Promotions Assistant Jan 1992 - Dec 1992
Warner Elektra Atlantic Records Seattle WA

Here is where I continued after my job at KXRX radio.
Here, I continued to network with industry insiders as well as professional working musicians and here is where I decided to go into music as a performer full time. I have been studying, performing and teaching music ever since. & I have played with some amazing performers.
I love Teaching Music Because Of The Confidence It Instills In My Students, Not Just In Music, But In The Handling Of Life's Many Obstacles..

Promotions Marketer Jan 1990 - Dec 1991
KXRX Radio - 96.5 fm

This is where I started working right out of college, met some great professional music talent and started networking for my my own music career.

Education

Bachelors Degree in Communications Jan 1987 - Aug 1991
Washington State University
Bachelors in Communication Jan 1987 - Aug 1991
Washington State University - Edward R Murrow School of Communications

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency
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20 Reviews on Matthew H.

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Seth P. Apr 3, 2015
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Matthew is a caring attentive teacher. Both of our sons are thriving with their drum lessons through his teaching. Thank you Matthew!
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Nick D. Mar 29, 2015
I started out knowing NOTHING about how to play the guitar. Matt has had great patience and a cheerful attitude when teaching me how to play. He has taught me good warm-ups and simple practices to become a better player. Im already learning how to play songs only with 5 practices! Great instructor.
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Malcolm C. Mar 29, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Matthew was a great instructor. I only had a week to do all 5 of my lessons but he was very flexible in scheduling, and I learned plenty of things I can do to practice and improve my singing on my own. He has a great method of teaching that really helped me succeed. I'll be coming back for more lessons!
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Frank R. Feb 25, 2015
Guitar · Online
Matt is a proficient teacher and connects well with his students. Matt displays professionalism while allowing the student to learn the music that most interests them. He is patient with students beginning a new instrument and instills a passion to the art of guitar. He quickly finds the best method through differentiation to teach his students. Matt is adept at finding the right words and drills to best improve his students. I highly recommend Matt for guitar lessons via skype.
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Frank R. Feb 25, 2015
Drum · Online
Matt has a knack for teaching drums via his personality and experience. My son quickly improved from square one while enjoying this new instrument. Matt was able to find the cues and communication techniques that helped my son learn to love the instrument. All this while using skype! I highly recommend Matt for anyone interested in taking lessons no matter where you live!
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Shelly P. Feb 11, 2015
Drum · In studio
Matthew is a fantastic drum teacher. My 8 year old son recently started lessons with Matthew, and he is so excited to come home and practice. Matthew's home studio is immaculate and inviting for budding musicians! Thank you Matthew for making our son's first experience with lessons challenging and fun at the same time. I am even learning musical terminology with my son ( I even secretly practice the drums when no one is around - it's like 2 for the price of one!).
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Erik S. Dec 18, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I'd like to sing high praises for my guitar instructor Matthew H. I'm an older player with a life long fantasy of being a rock star. Well, with Matthews patience and teaching abilities he has me on my way!

I've been taking lessons for about 4-5 months and have been improving with each lesson. The combination of learning music theory along with technique has allowed me to progress to being able to play some of my favorite musicians riffs. Along way to go but it's really fun learning with Matthew.
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Derick B. Dec 6, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My son has been taking lessons from Matt for almost 2 years and we could not be happier with his progress. Matt provides the personal attention that each of his students needs for growth in guitar skills and also music theory. I also appreciate his flexibility and willingness to accommodate our hectic schedule.
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hakan S. Dec 6, 2014
Guitar · In studio
I have been a student for Mathew for past few months and I enjoy his classes. In his classes, I've been learning songs, guitar techniques, music theory, and even a little about the music business from his experiences. He has a great in-home studio which is perfect for guitar lessons and I've have learned a lot from him and I look forward to his classes each week. In my opinion, he is the the best type of person to learn from because of his dedication and his ability to teach anybody at any level.
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Jill D. Nov 8, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter has been taking lessons from Matthew for a few months now. She really enjoys his teaching style....she learns about valuable skills and theory and also has fun at every lesson. Matthew is very encouraging about her progress and keeps her motivated to practice to sharpen her skills. He's also very flexible with scheduling which is great for us because of school, commuting etc. Matthew is very friendly and knowledgeable and is an excellent teacher.