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I offer lessons in:

  • Pop Bass
  • Rock Bass
  • Funk / R&B Bass
  • Composition
  • Rock Drums
  • Drums
  • Ear Training
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Classical Guitar
  • Jazz Guitar
  • Electric / Rock Guitar
  • Flamenco Guitar
  • Slide Guitar
  • Harmonica
  • Improvisation
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music History
  • Basic Music Theory
  • Intermediate Music Theory
  • Performance Techniques
  • Sight Singing
  • Songwriting
  • Pop Voice
  • Rock Voice
     
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    Matthew HallerOffering private lessons in
    Lake Stevens, Washington
    About MeContact Me
    Introduction
    About: My name's Matt, I've been playing guitar since 1986 and have been teaching guitar since 1991.

    When not teaching, I'm usually found practicing or performing with my band onstage or at an open mic night somewhere. I grew up in the Pacific NW & love it here..

    I've networked & jammed/played with many NW Legends including:
    Roger Fisher - Heart - 2013 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
    Jeff Kathan - Paul Rogers Band, Johnny Winter,The Firm, Montrose
    Lynn Sorensen - Paul Rogers, Bad Company,Free, Spike and The Impalers
    Donny Evola - Former Queensryche, Geoff Tate, Foghat
    Doug Mcgrew Geoff Tate, Former Queensryche
    Jamie Vandal (Jamie & The Vandals),
    & Robert "Big Bobby" Hammer
    Update - For The Last 6 months I've been playing with Rudy Parris from NBC TV's The Voice. Go Team Blake!

    I'm both honored and humbled to have played with these legends and great guys.
    I have had many guitar teachers myself including one true Famous Rock Star legend here in Pacific NW.

    So you can see the music bug hit me hard. Because I really do love music.
    The only thing I think that I'm better at than guitar, is teaching others to do the same..

    I studied music at Washington State University formally, & then many, many years by ear on my own, along with my many teachers..

    My Specialty - is teaching students the basics 1st, & then how to copy your favorite artists off the CD, almost note for note. Believe me, it can be done. You just have to know what to listen for..

    Basically, my teaching method is... You got to know the rules 1st, before you can then break the rules.
    This is how you develop your own unique style.
    And its what separates the Pro Players from the rest of the pack.

    But even if you don't want to play professionally, maybe you just want to learn a few chords, licks, songs, for yourself, or to impress friends. That's ok too!
    I welcome every level and style. I always learn something from my students too.
    That's what music is all about. Learning & trading tips and licks from other musicians

    Bottom Line Is... I can help you learn and progress on your instrument faster...
    I look forward to meeting, teaching, learning, & jamming with You.
    Sincerely, Matt

    My Teaching Background
    Subjects Taught In Person: Bass Guitar, Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Harmonica, Harp
    Education:Washington State University - Communications / Music - September 1987 to May 1991 (Bachelor's degree received)
    I also work/teach with most of the top Music Networks teaching lessons sites online. Since about 2010

    Specialties & styles: Guitar , bass guitar, rock, blues, metal, funk, r & b, 80's, 90's, grunge, pop, etc
    most all artists, and styles taught.

    Lesson Details:
    Learn Guitar Step-By-Step by Starting Off With One
    Of 3 Levels.
    1. Beginner
    2. Intermediate
    3. Advanced

    The Styles I Know Best Are:
    Rock
    Pop
    Metal
    Classical
    Blues
    Funk
    R & B

    My Teaching Philosophy
    I'm more of a "laid back" type of teacher.
    No whips or teachers rulers here.
    Music is supposed to be fun!!
    If you're not having fun, what's the point?

    After 3 to 6 months, you should expect to be playing some of your favorite songs and artists accurately

    Rates And Availability
    General Info:
    •Background Check Verified
    •Levels: Beginner to Professional
    •Ages: 5 & up
    •Willing to travel? No
    •Has teaching location? Yes
    •Teaches online Via Skype? Yes

    Equipment : Lake Stevens Music Studios - In-Studio Waterview Recording Studio : Sound proof pro recording studio, PA, guitars, basses, amps, piano, recording gear, mics, mic stands, strobe, lights, fog machine, seating for parents. Sorry No Disco Ball Yet.. Bring Your Own ;-)
    In-Home: I have all gear. Most Lessons take Place In my Private Recording Studio located in Lake Stevens WA. Most of my existing students prefer this environment, because of the tools they have access to here make learning very fun as well as effective and efficient with the time we have together.

    Are You Not in My City? - No Problem! Contact Me Via Email or By Phone.
    #1 - I teach music lessons directly from my studio to students homes via Skype. Its very easy to setup and is a great way for students to learn very effectively.
    #2 - I also belong to a very large network of certified music teachers, so if you are not into skype and/or not in my area..
    Simply Contact Me Via Email or By Phone. I can help refer you to the very best music teachers in your area, and I offer this as a completely free music lessons referral service.

    We Do Lots Of Cool Extras -
    ie JamTrack - Students and Professionals play together Rock-A-Roake Jam night style.. Think Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp Seattle WA Style.

    So You Can See, I really do love music. The only thing I think that I'm better at is teaching others music. Let me teach you or your loved one how to really play and sing music starting right away.

    The Students 1st homework lesson is to pick 1 Favorite song you want to learn and then let me know so I can teach it to the minute your lessons start.

    Contact Me via phone or email - Lessons123(dot)org - For Very Reasonable Rates & Get Started With Your Lessons Immediately!