Matthew Wicklund

Matthew W.

Snohomish, WA

Lesson Details



Matthew delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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.

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Lead Guitarist & Songwriter
Aug 2012 - Present
Ghost Ship Octavius

Lead Guitarist & Songwriter
Apr 2006 - Present
Warrel Dane

Lead Guitarist & Songwriter
May 2009 - Aug 2013
God Forbid

Lead Guitarist & Songwriter
May 2003 - May 2006


Associates Degree General with focus on Music Theory and Digital Music
Sep 1999 - Jun 2001
Edmonds Community College


Fluent / Native Proficiency


National Association of Music Merchants
Jan 2005

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.

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jun 2004

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.

Photos & Videos

A Lyric Video for the GSO song "Alive" - Demo Sessions.
Photo by Matthew W.

Photo by Matthew W.


1 Review

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Lisa P. Apr 28, 2014
Guitar ·

Awesome teacher!

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!

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