Hi there! If you want to learn guitar you've come to the right place.
My name is Matthew - I am a professional guitarist and musician who has extensive teaching and performance experience that can take your playing to the next level. My teaching philosophy is based on the understanding that music is not just an otherworldly talent that ‘you either have or you don’t’ but something that can be crafted from the ground up. I cater for all levels and abilities, whether you're a high school student trying to get through your next AMEB exam, a person who has never played one chord before in their life or someone who has been around the traps but has reached a plateau in their playing - I can help get you there.
I am dedicated to giving my students not just a strong understanding of music fundamentals such as chord/scale theory relationships, rhythm/time feel, sound production but also how playing music can greatly relieve tension/anxiety and enhance your own self-awareness.
Due to the physical nature of guitar, I don't have a strict ‘by rote’ approach to navigating the guitar fretboard and am instead interested in getting students beyond the point of imitating others – the goal is to get them to sound more like themselves.
$35 - p/half hour
$60 - p/hour
I look forward to hearing from you soon to arrange your first lesson!
See my website www.matthew-roche.com for more info.