LESSONS

Matt has established himself as a sought after music teacher for students of all ages in the Santa Cruz area.  For more than 15 years, he has enjoyed sharing his love of music by offering lessons in piano and guitar.  He's proud to be the mentor for some of the best young guitarists  and pianists in the area.  

Matt makes it easy by coming to your home for personalized lessons at competitive rates, that fit your family's lifestyle and schedule.  Lessons are $80/hr.  Discounts are available for families with multiple students and for new student referrals.  Online instruction is available in some situations. 

Whatever your age or skill level, Matt can help you reach your musical goals!  Contact us today to schedule a free 30 minute intro lesson so Matt can assess your skill level and create a customized lesson plan for you or your student.     

 

OVATIONS

"Matt's approach to teaching is extremely friendly and easy to understand. From the basics to advanced theory, he makes it fun.  I highly recommend him as a teacher."-J


"...my 10 year old son....he raves that Matt is patient and understanding and 'teaches so I can learn'.  He looks forward to his lesson each week and is really taking on the responsibility of practicing.  I highly recommend this teacher."-C


"Matt teaches my daughter the guitar and me the piano in our home.  He's patient and adjusts the teachings based on the learner.  We've been working with Matt for several months now...I recommended him to my neighbor who is also taking guitar lessons, so of course I would recommend him to anyone looking for lessons."-P


"Matt is an incredibly talented musician and teacher, and I can't say enough good things about him! I highly recommend him.  He makes learning music fun and totally accessible for my son....  Matt is easy going, supportive, fun, kind, and teaches music skills and theory through songs that his students pick and are intersted in.  My son gets to choose the songs he wants to learn, so 'practicing' is a non-issue, since he loves the songs and gets to enjoy playing with them until their next lesson together.  I couldn't find a better fit if I tried.  My son loves it that Matt is a celebrated local musician who he has seen play and can tell his friends about and be proud of.  When my kid grows up to be a rock star, or someone who can sit down with an instrument and play and sing songs that he and others love, we'll have Matt to thank.  On top of all that, Matt makes house calls and has affordable rates!"-T


"...Our whole family is doing it.  He teaches us one after the other, 5 altogether.  I am the oldest at 68; the other ages are 40, 10, 8 and 6.  We are all having a really good time with it.  Matt caters each session to the person he is teaching so our lessons are all different.  Some of us practice quite a bit, others very little.  But even those who do not practice are improving,  which shows how much they are learning during the sessions.  This guy is really great.  He is extremely patient, dependable, punctual and flexible.  There is nothing that could be better.  We feel we have the perfect piano teacher..."-K


"Matt has an extensive academic and professional background in music, which sets him apart.  He pushes me past my comfort level to learn new, more efficient guitar techniques while imparting some music theory. He is very professional, but he's fun to play guitar with.  Great communication, excellent price, always on time!"-K