From a complete beginner!! I started learning Guitar with Matt in April 2021 after buying the guitar and looking at it for about 3 months. I didn’t even know how to hold a pick let alone what to do with it so I decided to book lessons.
Matt’s friendly, down to earth approach put me completely at ease and so it began… his knowledge and skill with the guitar is amazing as he is able to simplify things so easily that even a complete novice like myself has been able to pick up different techniques he has shared. I’m now able to finger pick two different ways and read and write simple tab which just looked like a grid with numbers lol, I also know how to re-string my guitar after a fun teaching session, all the while he’s telling me about thing’s he’s got up to and all these wicked places he’s visited while recording his music. Watching Matt listen to and break down a song I’ve suggested I want to learn is amazing, he is so incredibly clever! It’s just like snapping your fingers. His enthusiasm for the guitar is truly infectious and I totally love my guitar because of it. Our lessons are the highlight of my week as they are so much fun and Matt’s encouragement is fantastic, even when I think I’m not doing very well he is always there to tell me I’m doing great and to send me a video clip if I need a reminder for a technique or a chord.
I truly enjoy my guitar because of Matt’s enthusiasm for playing and he inspires me to be so much better. I’d love to able to play like him but that’s never going to happen. I also know that my guitar would have ended up as a decoration if I hadn’t begun lessons with Matt, so Matt thank you for helping me to love my guitar, really glad you’re my teacher.”Peta