Encounter Bay - Total Music Australia
Matt started learning/playing guitar at age 5 and after learning classical to grade 6, at the age of 14, he channeled his focus into all aspects of guitar from jazz to metal to bluegrass to blues and all the different aspects within those sub-genres with his tutor, Australian guitar legend Rob Pippan (Zep Boys founder). After leaving school he turned pro where he fronted a Bruce Springsteen Tribute band called Glory Daze touring the eastern seaboard whilst developing his original material. Through his original band in the '90's, Spoken, he shared the stage with artists such as Jimmy Barnes, Diesel, Boom Crash Opera, Noiseworks, Duff McKagan (GnR), Southern Sons, James Reyne, Daryl Braithwaite and a host of other household names. Returning to college to undertake a Diploma of Music in 2013, he topped his year with a final performance exam result of 179/180 and a 95% distinction overall. In 2017 Matt was accepted by Rockschool London to sit the Licentiate Diploma in Guitar (equivalent to completion of a degree) in Australia administered through the Australian Music Examinations Board which he passed with strong results and as such is now the first to hold the prestigious Licentiate qualification in Australia specialising in Guitar. He teaches 6 instruments being Guitar, Voice, Bass, Drums, Keys and Banjo as well as offering full theory and musicianship, ensemble development, songwriting and composition, music business and trains music teachers. He established his school, Total Music Australia in 2015. In two short years it has grown to over 50 students aged from 7 to 70yo and operates over three campuses. In 2017 TMA took on it's first apprentice teacher and in 2018 will be looking to add a further 2 to the tuition delivery team.
Contact Information :
Phone Number: 0401314160
Youtube: the TMA Youtube channel