HOW I TEACH
I like to get to know the student, understand your goals & the music you are interested in, and also if you have any previous playing experience & your style of learning. With this, I can tailor lessons to meet your specific needs. I will help you develop a solid technique & a great understanding of how music works. Everything we do will have a purpose in the fulfillment of your goals, but most importantly, have fun.
I teach a broad range of styles including Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, Blues, Classical & Electronic Music.
Learning needs to be fun!
This is what I bring to my lessons to help guide students through learning an instrument. I regularly incorporate games & puzzles into a lesson, this helps make the whole experience as entertaining as it is rewarding. We will do confidence-building challenges while making sure not to overburden you with too much information, all at once. I will pay close attention to your posture so you feel comfortable at all times, there is nothing worse than being challenged & feeling uncomfortable as well!
As a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter & producer, I have a unique approach to teaching. You will get a chance to explore not only your own instrument but also the many instruments I have at my studio. This will give you a well-rounded approach to music & increases your skillset. For each lesson, I will accompany you on another complementary instrument such as the drums, guitar, or bass. Not only will this help to keep you in time, but will give you a real-world experience of playing with other instruments & again, is lots of fun!
I also offer the exploration of modern technology such as drum machines, synthesizers, computer recording software, midi, sequencing & mixing. I will give you the opportunity to write & record compositions during the lessons, giving you an understanding of basic recording techniques & a fully mixed professional-sounding song. I also give industry advice on how you can share your compositions with the rest of the world via the internet and maintain copyright.
WHAT I TEACH
Professional tuition for the following:
Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums, Ukulele, Violin,
Banjo, Mandolin, Flute, Sitar, Theremin, Theory,
Songwriting, Electronic Music Production
& Sound Healing.
Band Direction, Pro Tools Instruction, Ear Training Skills
Students may start lessons at any time of the year or month, so there's no reason to wait to get started.
PRIVATE LESSONS (One on One)
$35 for 1/2 hour weekly lesson - FULL TERM, paid in advanced.
$37 for 1/2 hour lesson - CASUAL, paid before lesson.
PRIVATE GROUP LESSONS (Great for family & friends, bands, cost effective)
$24 PER PERSON, for 1/2 hour weekly lesson - FULL TERM, paid in advanced.
$26 PER PERSON, for 1/2 hour lesson - CASUAL, paid before lesson.
I am available to do any instrument workshops at you local pub, cafe, community house, school or even a private dinner!
Fees will be worked out once we've planned what I will be doing at your event.
70 Clifton Street,
Tel: 0409 869 577
Mat's studio is open 6 days a week:
Monday - Friday 4pm - 9.30pm
Saturday - 9am - 5.30pm
Sunday - CLOSED