Influences: Charlie Christian, Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Pat Metheny, Pat Martino, Allan Holdsworth, Jimi Hendrix, Rodney Jones, Kurt Rosenwinkle, John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, John Abercrombie, John Scofield
Matt also teaches bass and piano
I am a patient, dedicated and enthusiastic teacher who strives to make learning to play the guitar fun and exciting. Your musical goals will drive the design of the lessons. If you want to learn a few pop songs, are interested in performing with a band, or dream of writing your own music: I can get you there. I also enjoy teaching more advanced students who can already play the guitar, but want to take their music to the next level through a thorough study of improvisation, harmony and music theory.
Elementary School, Pre-teen, Teenage, Adult
To inquire about lessons with Matt, please fill out the Inquiry Form on this page, or call us at (800) 417-4620.
- Private Studio Instructor, Rising Star Music, New Jersey.
Applied lessons in guitar taking place at the student's home. [2007 - Present]
- Private Studio Instructor, Shobo Music, Cliffside Park, New Jersey.
Applied lessons in guitar, theory, improvisation and composition. [2007 - Present]
- Private Studio Instructor, South Brunswick School of Music.
Applied lessons in guitar, theory, improvisation and composition. [2008 - Present]
- Teaching Artist, Midori and Friends,NYC.
Large group guitar lessons in public schools, yearly concerts. [2008 - Present]
- Director of Music, Frank Whalen Middle School 135, NYC.
Leading 6 different ensembles consisting of all band instruments, performing bi-annual concerts of standard band repertoire. [2001 - 2003]
- Private Studio Instructor, Castro Music, Fairview, NJ.
Applied lessons in guitar, theory and improvisation for forty students of various ages and levels of experience. [2008 - Present]
- Graduated, Bachelor of Music Jazz Guitar Performance (BM), Manhattan School of Music 
- Graduated, Master of Music Jazz Guitar Performance (MM), William Paterson University 
- Rodney Jones [1996 - 1999]
- Gary Dial [1999 - 2000]
- Gene Bertoncini [2006 - 2008]
- Graduate Scholar Music Award - William Paterson University 
- Graduate Assistantship [2007 - 2008]
Student Reviews for Matt
(5.0 out of 5 stars)
Perfect lessons - January 6, 2010
By OLGA - CRESSKILL, NJ, Guitar Lessons
Matt is a great teacher. My 8 year old son loves his lessons.
"Matt loves to play guitar. He teaches me how to play guitar very good." (Anthony)