Sam Matheson

Sam M.

Potomac, MD
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
The most important thing to me is to keep the student interested and engaged in the lessons. This way learning guitar is easy and fun, not a struggle. A great place to start is by learning songs you enjoy listening to. Then later moving on, applying theory and scales to the songs we have learned.

About Sam M.

I'm a recent graduate of Berklee College of music where I majored in professional music. This included music theory and guitar instruction, as well as reading and writing music notation and charts in different styles. I also play frequently, including shows at The 9:30 Club, The Howard Theater, Shamrockfest, The Black Cat, Half Street Fairgrounds. and Gaylord National resort.
For the past three years I have been teaching guitar lessons to student of all ages, with excellent results! I always keep the students interested by teaching songs they are excited to learn, while also making sure that they continue to grow as a guitarist and musicians. Lessons can be in Rock, Jazz, or Pop styles, and on acoustic or electric guitar. Music theory is included to the extent that the student and/or parents are interested. Lessons can be at my house or yours.


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9 Reviews
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Sam is great! He is attentive and great with my 9 yo. He is also flexible and easy to schedule. We plan to continue in-home guitar lessons with him for a foreseeable future.

Posted Nov 30, 2020
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Terrible experience. I bought a package of 20 lessons for my 9yo nephew. He looked forward to it ever day from Xmas to the first week of January. Sam canceled the first lesson only 2hours prior its beginning. Then canceled the second lesson 10 minutes before he was supposed to be there because he “forgot” he had a “recording session today”. During the only lesson my nephew had, Sam didn’t show any ability to tailor a lesson to a child. Instead he gave him a pick, which dismayed me, and taught him a rock song we never heard of.
When I contacted the company they were very nice about it but I had to challenge their vetting process of teachers.

Posted Jan 15, 2020
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It was an excellent lesson! I really learned a lot from it. I was able to learn one song and start on a second on my first lesson only! Definitely recommend Sam to anyone thinking about picking up the guitar!

Posted Jul 10, 2018
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Sam is awesome! He listened to my learning objectives and background, he instructs clearly (and kindly), and I’m super stoked for my next lesson.

Posted Jun 21, 2018
Anabel H.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Sam is very patient.

Posted Jun 2, 2018
Edward M.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

nice personality, knowledgeable, very helpful. I would recommend him anytime to anyone

Posted May 3, 2018
Chris O.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Polite, knowledgeable, and flexible about scheduling!

Posted Jun 30, 2017
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Sam has been awesome. He's very patient and encouraging, which fosters a great learning environment. It's also pretty clear that he's an experienced and knowledgable musician. I've learned quite a bit in my short time taking lessons with Sam, and I look forward to seeing how much I can progress. Good experience, all around.

Posted May 7, 2017
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Daughter thoroughly enjoyed her first lesson with Sam. Very patient with new guitarist.

Posted Nov 1, 2016

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Professional Music
Sep 2012 - May 2016

Berklee College of Music



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