When asking this up and coming guitarist what has influenced him, you’ll find that Matt Martin has many influences in his eclectic music career – one that has spanned a decade. Over the years, Matt has shown that hard work and a passion for what you do is a deadly combination.
In high school Matt discovered the guitar, specifically metal guitar. During the next few years he played in the school bands and a metal band that performed popular cover songs and recorded an original album. Before graduating high school he was awarded the honor of top music student in the school – a far cry from failing in grade nine on trumpet.
Matt has studied with many notables including in-demand session guitarist Darrin Schott, classical guitar expert Wilma Van Berkel, flamenco guitarist Francisco Morales (in Spain), and electric guitar virtuoso Tom Hess. He is a graduate of Western University in London, Ontario and is an Ontario Certified Teacher. As a teacher, Matt teaches guitar, bass, ukulele, and is a professional rock band coach.
Outside of music, Matt studies the Spanish language, enjoys great hikes up mountains, and shooting archery.