Matt Gardner

Address 294 Westminster St
Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone # (03)3856376
Instruments Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Steel Guitar
Musical Styles Jazz, Rock/Pop, Alternative, Funk/R&B, Blues, Reggae, Classical
Skill Levels Beginner, Intermediate

Personal Statement

I believe in teaching in a manner that the student feels comfortable with, each student is an individual and has their own tastes. I adjust my lessons to suit the needs of each individual.

Teaching Details

Teaching Experience 2 Years
Teaching Location I prefer to teach at my home but am willing to travel to the students house if necessary
Lesson Rates $20 per Hour. $12.50 per half hour lesson due to lesson preperation time.
Discounts Tertiary Students $10 for half hour lessons. Family discount - save $2.50 for each extra hour ie. $20 for one hour teaching $37.50 for 2 and $55 for 3 hours.
Cancellation Policy No have never required strict policy, just common courtesy expected.
Teaching Hours
Wednesday: after 2pm
Friday: after 2pm
Saturday: all day
Musical Influences Musical influences vary from Jimi Hendrix to Nirvana to Bob Marley to Joe Pass and Thelonius Monk. Listen to wide range of music but currently foccused on jazz and reggae.
Performing Experience I currently play in 4 bands - The Chch Youth Jazz Ensemble(Big Band), a 4 piece jazz standards band, a latin funk group and a rock covers band. All these bands are performanced based and play at various venues around town.
Education & Training Have played guitar since approx 1994/95 before that playing keyboard for two years. I am currently studying Natural Resource Engineering at University. Once I have completed my degree I plan on going to jazz school either in New Zealand or the States.