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Strengthen your fingerpicking skills, get an introduction to simple bass runs and review the skills from Guitar 2-A. Continue to work on your tab reading skills while learning intros and solos. Learn more open chords including slash chords.
Prerequisites: Students should have completed Guitar 2-A or have the ability to mix playing single notes and strumming.
Help us get in tune by registering early!To support our teachers and better accommodate the needs of our classes, we ask that students register at least 48 hours in advance of the class, lesson, and/or workshop.
ELECTRIC BASS, DRUM SET, GUITAR, MUSIC THEORY, PERCUSSION, PIANO/KEYBOARD
Born and raised in Denver, Matt has been composing, performing, recording, and teaching in Colorado for 30 years. He earned a B.A. in Music from Metro State University in 2002 where he studied with the great Ron Miles. Matt has also studied with world renowned bassist and educator, Victor Wooten. Wanting to share his musical experiences with more people, Matt began teaching at Swallow Hill in 2008. He teaches Electric Bass, Guitar, Jazz Ensembles, Music Theory, Little Swallows, Kids Guitar, Piano and Drums. He customizes lessons to each students’ interests, goals, and skill level. Matt focuses on playing by ear, music theory, chord charts, tablature, and standard notation. When Matt is not teaching, he is playing his bass, watching sports, and enjoying time with his family.
First Concert: The Warlock Pinchers at The Gothic Theater (before the remodel) circa 91-92
What song could you listen to all day long? “Unconditional” – Ron Miles
Favorite hangout? Local 46
What is your favorite thing about Swallow Hill, or your favorite Swallow Hill memory? I love the community at Swallow Hill, and I love the flexibility we have as instructors to teach a wide variety of ages, subjects, and classes.
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