For guitarists and bassists of all ages and skill levels, the studio's teachers incorporate music theory into lessons built around reading music or learning favorite songs. And those tunes aren't limited to the ones on the radio—besides rock, Hammeron's teachers specialize in a range of styles such as jazz, country, metal, and blues. Sitting behind a kit for the first time, a beginner drummer only knows how to beat away. But at Hammeron Music, instructors help drummers master the subtle art of accompanying other musicians, as well as other pertinent skills such as sight-reading and improvisation.
Along with lessons, Hammeron Music stocks its showroom with guitars for purchase, it staffs technicians who can fix malfunctioning instruments and amps, and it rents its recording studios to musicians looking to cut demos or full albums.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Instructor Matt Friedland is experienced in jazz, funk, blues, rock and pop genres.
Not only a great player, but excellent communicator and teacher for all ages and ability levels.
Matt's extensive formal music training and knowledge sets him far apart from the local "hobbyist" guitar teacher.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
All lessons materials are provided.
Matt uses resources from established books and hand outs as well his own personally developed curriculum.
Play along tracks and ear training exercises are also provided.
Students are welcome to bring any resources of their own, but not required.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Matt's passion for music and natural ability to teach combine to make him an excellent instructor.
What do you love most about your job?
Music has always been the ultimate form of expression and creativity for me.
Being able to express yourself while playing music with others is an amazing experience I am dedicated to providing for my students.