Specializing in classical guitar instruction for over 30 years! Lessons work to broaden the student’s general music knowledge while providing focused development of classical guitar technique. Lessons begin rooted in the classical repertoire and later may branch out into more progressive musical styles. Learn how practice becomes a daily rite of discovery. Private instruction with Matthew is available at the Rosewood Guitar in Seattle or online through Zoom meeting at $80 per hour lesson via PayPal or Zelle. *Update* Lessons will only be available online into 2021 due to Covid-19 precautions.
Interested in understanding the science behind tuning led Matthew to co-author a paper with a student about classical guitar intonation. Meant for those in advanced studies, it explores the art of tempering (fine-tuning) a classical guitar. Chapter 5 illustrates a method of tempering that reduces the tonal errors inherent in any fretted musical instrument.