Matthew Weiner

Matthew W.

Silver Spring, MD
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am AVID certified to teach Pro Tools 101, 110, 201, and 210M.

From 2003 until 2012 I taught as an adjunct professor at American University's Audio Technology Program. Over the years I've taught Introduction to Audio Technology, Digital Audio Workstations, Digital Audio Workstations II, and Sound Studio Techniques.

I love recording and I'm sure you'll find I can teach you anything you'd like to learn. I have a full pro tools setup in my studio, with multiple MIDI keyboards, electronic drums, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, bass, ukuleles, etc. I also have a ton of nice mics.

About Matthew W.

My strong suits are teaching rhythm guitar, jazz chord chart comping, fingerpicking/fingerstyle/Travis, easy-to-intermediate classical technique, improvisation, composition/songwriting, music recording, music production, music theory, learning songs by ear, and music memorization. ...I can’t teach speed metal solos, sorry.  I wish I could!

I taught Music Technology courses at American University as an Adjunct Professor for well over a decade; mainly teaching the industry-standard recording software Pro Tools. 

*** Lesson Details ***
If you know where you want to go I can get you from point A to point B efficiently. I'll get you where you want to go. I structure lessons based on a student's specific needs and ability. I am a laid-back fellow, and very patient, but if you need frequent encouragement and nagging I can do that too.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Electronic drumset, bass amp, bass, guitar amps, guitars (electric, nylon, steel-string, 12-string), ukuleles, keyboard, upright piano, etc.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitar, ukulele, bass, and amp.

*** Student Equipment ***
I am happy to help a new student pick out an instrument at a local music store, but I no longer provide instrument rentals. I recommend students purchase the following accessories before or soon after the first lesson:
Capo: Schubb C1
Clip-on Tuner: Snark SN-1X
Guitar Picks: Variety Pack (thin, medium, and heavy)
Method Book: To be determined after the first or second lesson

*** Specialties ***
Guitar: beginners, rock, pop, oldies, beginning to intermediate jazz and beginning to intermediate classical, improvising and finger style guitar


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B.S. Audio Technology and Minor in Music Theory
Jun 1998 - May 2002

American University


Certified Technology Specialist
Feb 2014

Infocomm International

A Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) performs general technology solution tasks by creating, providing, operating, and servicing network-based AV solutions, while conducting AV management activities which provide for the best audiovisual resolutions of the client’s needs, both on time and within budget.

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