Matthew Haller

Matthew H.

Lake Stevens, WA

About Matthew H.

Background check: Last verified 06/24/2015
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Matthew teaches: Ages 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: June 1988
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Hi.. 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- Paul Rogers/Bad Co/KZOK's Spike & Impalers
3.) Donny Evola - Geoff Tate/Former Queensryche/Foghat
4.) Jeff Kathan- Paul Rogers/Bad Company/Montrose
5.) Doug Mcgrew- Geoff Tate/Former Queensryche Singer/Operation Mindcrime
6.) Update - 12/21/2016 For the last 4 months I have been playing off and on with Rudy Parris from NBC TV's "The Voice". Season 3 - Team Blake. He is an incredible musician and I'm proud to call him and his manager my friends. His new album coming out is nothing short of amazing. In fact everyone I've mentioned on this list are pro all the way and great guys as well. I"m honored to have played with them.

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!

*** 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

French

Limited Proficiency
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36 Reviews on Matthew H.

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Jareht Feb 4, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio
Mathew has a very approachable way of teaching music theory and it's application. He has a wealth of knowledge which is evident in how he speaks to me( his student), his accomplishments, and how his lesson plans are laid out. I have attended many other tutors where the curriculum was dull and uncomprehensive. With Matthew he took the time to find out who and what I liked and aspired to sing like, then made a tailored plan allowing me to sing songs that I want to. Matthew takes an approach that simplifies theory and makes it fun. I look forward to more lessons with him, and will look into guitar lessons with him as well
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Mikayel M. Jan 20, 2016
Harmonica · Online
Verified Student
This harmonica teacher is helping me pretty good as far as learning how to play the harmonica step by step.
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Charlie S. Jan 4, 2016
Blues Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Matt wasted no time and gave me a quick refresher in areas I needed. He helped me to realize what and how I need to practice. He also helped me to apply what he taught today by showing me some riffs using those areas and techniques. It was fun!
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Meg Dec 28, 2015
Online
First lesson was super informative and helpful! Can't wait for the upcoming one!
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Rene Welti Dec 1, 2015
WordPress · Online
Verified Student
My first lesson with Matthew was great. He dove right into my priority checklist of things to discuss and offered helpful and easy to do tips right off the bat. Already during the second half of our lesson, Matthew was very helpful in identifying "golden nuggets" with some of the core things I need to be working on. Matthew definitely the "Go to Guy" to help you with your word press sites.
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Madalene Dec 1, 2015
WordPress · Online
Very nice and patient. Gives direction clearly.
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Sam F. Nov 12, 2015
Harmonica · Online
Verified Student
Matthew is personable and knowledgable. He took the time to evaluate my knowledge of general musical theory, and seems interested in helping me learn the kind of music that I want to play.
I was excited that I learned so much in my first lesson!
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Samantha D. Nov 11, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Overall, enjoying the lessons overall, but sometimes the lessons seem to get a little off track.
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Henry T. Nov 8, 2015
Harmonica · Online
Verified Student
Wonderful teacher - made things clear and fun to work with!
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Feordis Oct 20, 2015
WordPress · Online
Verified Student
I am so glad I chose Matthew as my instructor! He is very helpful and knowledgeable. I highly recommend!