Matt Franceschini

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Metal Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Ukulele, Jazz Guitar, Music Theory, Guitar, Rock Guitar, Blues Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Neo Soul Guitar, Improvisation, Lead Guitar, Jazz Arranging, Audition Prep, College Audition Prep, Jazz Composition
(64 reviews)
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When he is not busy performing or recording, Matt loves to share his passion for music with others by teaching all levels and ages of students. Matt aims to foster a love and passion for music within his students by customizing each students lesson curriculum to match their musical tastes and goals. Whether the student is a 5-year-old or a 65-year-old, Matt aims to get them playing the music that they love from the very first lesson! After each lesson the student will receive customized worksheets of whatever material was covered to aid their practicing. If questions come up during the week, Matt is always available via message to answer any questions his students may have! Matt has also helped his students prepare for university auditions and so far all have been accepted.

Montreal based Guitarist Matt Franceschini has been playing and performing on the guitar for more than a decade.  A deep love of the guitar and music has put Matt in many different musical settings ranging from Death Metal to Modern Jazz. This reverence for music is reflected in all aspects of his performing and teaching. Despite his young age Matt has shared the stage with some of the best musicians in Canada including Juno Award winner Brad Turner and the Order of Canada appointed Oliver Gannon. Matt has studied privately with Bill Coon, Peter Bernstein and Mike Rud. Since graduating from Capilano Univeristy's Jazz Performance program he has been in demand as both a bandleader/sideman as well as a private/group masterclass instructor.

Matt has been teaching guitar lessons both as a freelancer and in private lesson studios since he was 15. Below are some testimonials from previous students.

"Matt Franceschini is an engaging and effective guitar teacher. I have had lessons with him
both in person as well as online over the last couple years. He is very easy to communicate with
and creates a very welcoming atmosphere during his lessons. I doubt I would be where I am as a
musician today without what Matt has taught me. Learning from Matt gave me the motivation to
continue to pursue music. He is very understanding and knows how to encourage his students to
practice and learn. Matt's passion and enthusiasm for music shines through in his teaching." - Isabel

"I approached Matt Franceschini as an intermediate guitar player with a few years under my belt. I was starting out as a rhythm guitar player, but wanted to improve my improvisation and lead guitar skills. While I knew Matt has a background in jazz, we discussed the styles of music I was interested in (rock, blues, alternative)  and some of the guitar players I wanted to emulate in my playing. He took this information and was able to tailor a guitar learning program suited to my needs – breaking down the theory going on behind certain songs/artists and explaining it to me in terms that someone with limited music theory knowledge could understand.

The skills that Matt taught me have given me the confidence to improvise in a live band setting. Even though my time sitting down with him to go through lessons is over, he has provided me with the knowledge to look at more complicated riffs/licks on guitar and break them down so that they are easier to learn.

Thank you, Matt!" - Makki

"I hired Matt as my son’s guitar teacher in April of 2020. When Covid lockdown occurred, we became a 3 person bubble and my 14 year old son went from being in an art integrated 6-12 to virtual school. Overall the transition hasn’t been the most smooth for him, but starting him with Matt was one of the best decisions we could have made.

My son was attending the Abbotsford Integrated School of Arts and had the opportunity to take piano, ukulele, and trumpet lessons over the years.  For the last part of grade 8 he tried to continue trumpet through the art school, but virtual band wasn’t much fun. Luckily he owns a guitar, and I asked Matt if he would be interested in doing virtual lessons. 

Matt’s approach of letting my son pick the songs he wants to learn has helped him be interested and engaged in his lessons in a way that I haven’t seen in the past. The performance anxiety he had struggled with has nearly disappeared and he isn’t intimidated, but rather eager to find another song to learn. 

I really can’t say enough about his ability to not only connect with my son in a meaningful way, but also help my son connect with music in a way none of his previous music teachers were able to." - Michi  


Matt's main goal as a teacher is to get his students excited about playing music! This is achieved by using material that the students are interested in to show examples of theory and notation rather than pushing students through a series of bland worksheets. Matt tailors each and every lesson to the student's individual goals, making pdf files and documents unique for each student. Matt will add in technique building exercises as deemed appropriate but only with the sole purpose of helping students reach THEIR desired outcomes. Matt offers the free 15-minute trial lesson to speak with the student about their favourite music/players as well as their personal goals. From there on all lessons will be tailored to the student's unique interests.

Reviews from Group Classes

Improvise With Confidence On The Guitar
on June 15, 2022

This class brought a new light to improv. that really helped me to understand how the pentatonic scales should work. It's going to take some practice, ut I no have some useful tools. Thanks Matt!

Improvise With Confidence On The Guitar
William B.
on June 15, 2022

Matt’s masterclass was well prepared and professionally presented.

Improvise With Confidence On The Guitar
Verified Student
on June 15, 2022

Improvise With Confidence On The Guitar
Verified Student
on June 15, 2022

Excellent class......I learned a great approach to improving via a great presentation from an awesome teacher

Diploma in Jazz Studies - Capilano University (2020)
BA in Jazz Performance - Capilano University (2021)

Matt will create or supply all materials needed. All the student needs is an instrument and the will to learn!

Topics frequently covered:

Notation Reading


Chord Vocabulary


Music Theory

Reviews of lessons with Matt Franceschini

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