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Matthew B.

Denver, CO

$30/hour

Certified Luthier Specializing in Instrument Care and Play

In-person lessons

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About Matthew

My original career choice was teaching math to high school students, but in my journey I have found two passions I cannot live without: music and nature. I absolutely love building guitars - or even just working on them - because it combines these two passions of mine. As a certified luthier, my lessons will help you understand how to play and care for your instrument. Beginner courses on proper set up and how the guitar works are included included my teachings. I've no formal guitar teaching experience, but as a musician of 11 years, I have learned from many professionals, played many shows, and worked on more instruments than I can remember. I have even worked for Paul Reed Smith guitars and a few repair shops in my career.

I take time mentoring people who truly show an interest in what I have to teach, from proper operation of tools to a complex math equation. Although I know some things about guitars, my knowledge is ever expanding due to my desire to learn and know what is right. I believe in practice makes perfect, or close to it, and to never give up in trying to attain it. There are many ways to play the same song, and I will teach you or your child how.

Feel free to ask any questions, and I will respond in a timely manner.
My original career choice was teaching math to high school students, but in my journey I have found two passions I cannot live without: music and nature. I absolutely love building guitars - or even just working on them - because it combines Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Denver, CO 80231
In-person lessons
Music:
Guitar

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Guitar

My certification in Luthier construction and repair provide a strong, pivotal background in music for me. I learned a trade specifically for musical repair because of my passion for the instruments. As a guitarist of 11 years, I have learned from many people throughout my travels. I feel confident in the strength of my knowledge in this industry, and want to pass it on to others. Tutoring will be that conduit for me, and hopefully inspire like minds.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Matthew will travel within 20 miles of Denver, CO 80231.