CGStudio Instruction

Private lessons, Skype lessons, Group lessons, and Ensembles

Private lessons

Private lessons are scheduled at a time that works well for each student’s schedule.  Lessons occur once per week. Along with supporting the student on his personal musical journey, exercises are planned that will allow an advancing guitarist to play in a solo guitar style which includes scales, arpeggios, and written work.

Skype lessons

Skype lessons are scheduled at a time that works well for each student’s schedule.  We meet for a lesson once per week. Along with supporting the student on his personal musical journey, I plan exercises that will allow him to play in an accompaniment style (chords etc.) and solo guitar style which includes scales, arpeggios, and written work.

Group lessons

Private lessons are scheduled at a time that works well for both my schedule and a student’s schedule.  We meet for a lesson once per week. Along with supporting the student on his personal musical journey, I plan exercises that will allow him to play in an accompaniment style (chords etc.) and solo guitar style which includes scales, arpeggios, and written work.

Guitar Ensembles

There are currently two guitar groups in Kalamzoo. The Guitar Parlor ensemble is an ensemble that welcomes beginning to advanced students. The Elementary Guitar Ensemble meets on Wednesday nights and is made up of students from Kindergarten to 5th grade.

About Matt Cosgrove

Matt Cosgrove has been playing the guitar since the summer of 1990. Matt’s guitar playing has been nationally televised on the Rejoice Broadcast Network serving in both solo and accompaniment roles. Matt placed first in the annual commencement contest at Pensacola Christian College (PCC) and performed for nearly 5,000 people watching live and by close circuit television in adjacent auditoriums. Recently, Matt has performed Twilight composed by Toru Takemitsu with the Kalamazoo Symphony in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Matt received a Bachelors of Arts in guitar performance from PCC. He also received a Master of Music in Guitar performance from the Florida State University. Matt’s major teachers have included Bruce Holzman, Joe Stallings, Steven Walter, and George Yeatman. While at PCC, he studied chamber music with Daisy and Alberto Jaffe. He has also performed in the Master Classes of Juan Mercadel, Ricardo Cobo, David Tanenbaum, Stephen Robinson, Jorge Caballero, Douglas James, Lorenzo Micheli, Adam Holzman, Oscar Ghiglia, and Jeremy Jouve.

Matt has taught at the college level since January 2000. He taught guitar, bowed string instruments, music theory, and advanced cello full-time at Pensacola Christian College until 2006. He has also taught at Pensacola Junior College, Grand Rapids Community College, and Cornerstone University. Matt moved to the Kalamazoo area in July of 2011 and is teaching at Kalamazoo College.

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Guitar lessons

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