Guitar Lessons

With instructor Matt Friedland

Matt is a versatile guitarist with musical styles ranging from rock, pop, blues, funk and jazz. He holds a degree in Jazz Guitar Performance from the Arizona State University School of Music and has been teaching in the East Valley for over 12 years.

He specializes in improvisation, lead guitar, composition, music theory and has the skills to help you accomplish any of your musical aspirations.

For a sample of Matt's playing, here is a clip from his Senior Recital at The Nash, a jazz club in downtown Phoenix. You can also check out his new album, "Revelation" on iTunes and all major music platforms.

Revelation by Matt Friedland available on iTunes.
Click the image to view the album on iTunes.

What will I learn by studying with Matt?

The first step we identify your goals for guitar playing, what your biggest challenges are and then devise a plan that moves you in the right direction. Matt understands that each student is different and he customizes his lesson plans to suit each students musical needs.

Matt teaches systematic methods designed to help you break through the challenges and barriers many guitarists face, allowing you to reach new levels in your guitar playing.

Guitar Lesson Topics Include:

  • Chord Transitioning
  • Strumming/Rhythm
  • Barre Chords and other chord forms
  • Finger dexterity and technique
  • Understanding the Fretboard
  • Music Theory
  • How to effectively learn songs
  • How to structure your practice time for maximum results
  • How to improve your improvisational skills
  • Lead Guitar Playing
  • Ear Training
  • How to play with other musicians in a band context
  • Song Writing and Composition
  • How to read guitar tablature and standard music notation

As a multi-instrumentalist highly skilled in guitar, bass and drum set, Matt offers key insights giving you a clear picture of what your musical role is in the context of a band or song. These insights allow you to progress rapidly in your musical development, build confidence and result in increased enjoyment from your playing.

"My son Carter has had a great experience with Matt as a guitar teacher. Both in individual and group lessons. Matt is a master teacher. I say that as a 23 year educator. He can always explain things where the students can "get it" in less than two minutes. Not a lot of people can do that. Plus, Matt is a good person and has a positive influence on my kid." - Chris B.

"Matt has been working with me on a lengthy and difficult project. He has been extremely patient and professional throughout the process. He will work with you until you have achieved the thing you've sought after. Great results, great instructor." - Brandon B.

Ready to elevate your guitar playing? Take the next step!

Matt offers a free consultation at the studio where he can provide an assessment of your playing, offer suggestions and strategies to overcome your challenges and go into more detail about his lesson programs.

Simply fill out the questionnaire on the contact form and we can coordinate a meeting time that works with your schedule.