Matthew Kay has been playing classical, acoustic, and electric guitar for over 20 years. A fourth generation teacher, Matthew works with students of all ages and experience levels to create learning programs that are as enjoyable as they are educational.
Whether you (or a loved one) are just beginning, or you're trying to advance past your current level, Matthew Kay and Zen Guitar Studio can tailor a solution specifically for you.
The main objective for beginner guitar is to get a good, clean sound out of each note and familiarize ourselves with the guitar to facilitate quicker learning. Once we can play cleanly, we should start writing and learning songs immediately.
Intermediate guitar lessons consist of getting our act together and going to perform. Recitals and other live performances are key to our development as musicians and also a fantastic motivator for practicing what we learned in guitar lessons.
For advanced students, guitar lessons consist primarily of jamming. While jamming is an integral part of beginner and intermediate guitar lessons, sitting down with a professional who will play with you live and “trade” with you is invaluable.
Confused about which lessons are right for you?Compare your skills to those taught at each level.
Zen Guitar: The Virtuoso Approach The idea of Zen Guitar is the idea that we play the moment. I spend hours a day reading, practicing, and studying multiple styles to keep a fluid mental and physical state with music. MyREAD MORE
NEW GUITAR LESSON STUDIO!!! I recently moved to my new guitar lesson studio at the house so I could be more available for the kids and I would be able to have access to my library and my files. It’sREAD MORE
Do you have a dream? Do you know where to start? Contact me and I'll do my best to help.
I get this question a lot. Tablature (tab) is useful but it is harder to convey rhythm and timing with tab. Tab is actually older than standardized sheet music. The great thing with tablature is that it is easy forREAD MORE