- Teaches students:
- Ages 18+
- Teaching since:
- June 2009
I have over ten years of professional writing, touring and recording experience as a lead and rhythm guitarist for the bands God Forbid, Warrel Dane, Himsa and most recently, Ghost Ship Octavius. I have also been teaching online and on tour for several years and for the past three years at School of Rock in New York City and in Seattle, WA. I can use my real world knowledge and experience to offer my students practical insight and techniques that can allow them to realize their fullest potential.
*** Lesson Details ***
In depth study of technique, theory and the application of theory in understanding and composing music.
Learn complete fretboard mastery!
All techniques covered...alternate picking, economy picking, sweep picking, staccato and legato techniques, tapping, etc.
Learn songwriting and arranging skills.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Macbook Pro, Apogee One Audio Interface A/D Conversion, Line 6 POD HD500X, Caparison Guitars, Washburn, Schecter, Ibanez, Logic Pro DAW Software.
*** Specialties ***
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Theory, Songwriting, Shred Guitar.
NAMM is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.
Shortly after Matt began working with my 10-yr-old son, he moved from the east coast to the west coast. After some skepticism, we decided to continue lessons via Skype. He is amazingly patient and my son has been doing so well. I didn't think my son would be able to learn via Skype, but Matt has really helped him be successful. Matt has been on top of sending us all the lesson information quickly. Thanks Matt for continuing to work with Lawson!