Matthew Sims

Matthew S.

Fairfax, VA
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Lesson Details

Acoustic Guitar

Levels Taught:

Reading music skills, theory, correct fingers procedures, learning how to play chords and music lines.

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Matthew teaches



Matthew delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
June 1999

Hello! I am originally from the United Kingdom and have lived in the USA for 10 years. I am married and have 2 huskies! I have been a music teacher for over 20 years and have taught various instruments which are listed. I gained my masters degree in music from trinity in London. I also have been involved in theater and film for over 30 years and have studied theater at studio theater in Washington DC and have been a principal speaking actor on various shows on cable TV including, History Channel, Nat Geo, Smithsonian, AMC and Fox News. I have also been involved in local theater for over 4 years as well as theater companies in other areas in the USA and in England. I have also directed and works in kids theater for 3 years and run fun summer camps that have an emphasis on music and arts. I love to teach and you will have a enjoyable time and learn some amazing things. I also teach video editing and production and have filmed and edited many videos that are used today in HR training

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Aug 2002
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Anu Feb 23, 2017
Piano · In home

Great in-home first lesson... Thanks!

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