Matt Sutton | Guitar, Banjo, and Mandolin Lessons

Matt Sutton is a guitarist with over 10 years of experience teaching and over 15 years of performing professionally. Matt earned his Master of Music degree in guitar performance at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Matt is a skilled recording artist. His recordings of original compositions and of other performances have reached over 1 million plays on music platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. He has performed during the opening acts for major artists such as Duran Duran, The Chainsmokers, Bryan Adams, and Zedd. Because of Matt’s teaching, his students have gone on to gain admittance to world renowned university music programs and win prizes in international competitions.

Matt has extensive performance experience in a wide variety of musical styles including Rock/Pop, Classical, Funk, Blues, Metal, Fingerstyle, Jazz, RnB, Gospel/Worship, and more. Matt has also played everywhere from classical concert halls performing as a soloist with an orchestra, to the main stage of music festivals with crowds of thousands of people. Matt has also had his classical musical compositions premiered at leading music schools.

In 2018 Matt became the founder of the Cayman Islands International Guitar Competition that hosted competitors from over 9 different countries. Matt also has a 100% passing rate out of over 50+ students who have taken Trinity College of London exams in guitar under his guidance.

Matt hopes to share the joy of music to people of all ages and skill levels. He uses a patient, adaptive, and well-rounded approach to teaching, ensuring each student gains the tools necessary to explore any direction they choose on their instrument.

Student Comments 

“Mr. Matt make learning the guitar fun and easy to understand. I really like taking lessons with him”

 “Mr. Matt is a very patient teacher and always makes me feel comfortable when asking questions.”

Parents of his students have said, “Mr. Matt has been an incredibly patient and kind guitar teacher. It has been wonderful to see our daughter progress in knowledge and gain confidence during her time with Mr. Matt. His love and passion for music is evident – especially when he performs! A talented and truly inspirational teacher!”