- Bachelors of Music in Jazz Studies from Shenandoah Conservatory.
- Playing professionally for many years, last four on cruise ships. Teaching privately since 2010.
Matt W. is a New York-based guitarist whose work has allowed him to travel extensively, most recently onboard Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas. He has performed with a host of great musicians including Alan Baylock, Gary Williams, and Nik Page, among many others. He has performed at Blues Alley and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and played at the Novosibirsk Jazz Festival in Russia. In addition to being a seasoned guitarist, Matt also arranges and composes for jazz and show bands. He holds a Bachelors degree in Jazz Studies from Shenandoah University, where he studied with Rick Whitehead, Craig Fraedrich, Bob Larson, and Alan Baylock.