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Our Instructors

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Matt Richter
Co-owner

Matt Richter began his musical venture in grade school at the age of 9. Always intrigued by the guitar, he was able to realize his natural musical ability by teaching himself some simple songs. After gaining the competence to begin teaching professionally by the age of 17, Matt pursued his musical career more seriously by applying to the Music Business program at Elmhurst College, located in the suburbs of Chicago. His audition led to his receiving of a Presidential Scholarship.
            His collegiate musical experiences were very extensive, with multiple years of participation in classical guitar ensemble, electric guitar ensemble, classical chamber ensembles such as quartets and trios, various jazz combos, jazz big band, as well as intense lessons with four different guitar teachers, such as Steve Suvada, Wesley Hixon, Mike Pinto, and Frank Portolese. Steve Suvada became Matt’s mentor during his Undergraduate career, and has guided Matt to where he is now, a graduate of the University of Denver with a Masters Degree in classical guitar performance, having studied expert pedagogue Ricardo Iznaola.
           Matt has had the pleasure of participating in master classes held by world class musicians such as The Australian Guitar Duo, The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, William Kannengiser of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Eduardo Fernandez, David Burgess, and the Brazilian Guitar Duo.
           Matt, currently 26 years old, has over 9 years of guitar and bass guitar teaching under his belt. As an active member of the Denver music community, Matt performs regularly in bands and in and electronic music duo in the Denver area as well as nationwide, while still maintaining a fairly regular wedding/ceremony performance schedule. Feel free to visit mattrichterguitar.com to listen to his playing!

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Tyler LaFortune
co-owner

 

Tylers knowledge of multiple instruments has made him a sought after teacher for many students.

With experience of teaching over 100 different students with a range of different backgrounds, Tyler is sure to bring your musicianship to the next level.

Tyler plays guitar, bass, piano and is a music producer.

He has played at many prominent music venues in Denver. 

His knowledge comes from an education from Berklee for sound design and music theory.

He is extremely personable and caring of his students process and would be a great fit for any eager student!

Brent Brown
 

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