Matt maintains a strong focus on high school and collegiate jazz education, and has given workshops and lectures throughout the US, Canada and Brazil including Carleton University (Ottawa), Concordia University (Montreal), Chicago High School for the Arts, the Wisconsin Conservatory (Milwaukee), the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (Brazil), the Federal Universtiy of Ouro Preto (Brazil) and the Federal University of Sao Joao Del Rei (Brazil).
Using performance interaction to communicate with students, Matt distills the complexities of jazz theory into edible chunks, meeting the student at their level and with positive reinforcement, presents sequential and cumulative improvisation exercises that encourage dynamic innovation rather than stagnant memorization.
Matt has the Following qualifications
Music Degree from McGill University
DMA University of Illinois
Published by Mel Bay, Just Jazz Guitar Magazine, and All About Jazz, Matt is currently the Editor in Chief of the online magazine Guitar International, managing content for it’s 200,000 monthly readers. Having a strong belief that all instrumental teachers should maintain a healthy concert schedule, Matt has performed throughout Europe, the US, Canada and Brazil, including the International Association for Jazz Educators Conference, Lincoln Center in New York, the Savassi Jazz Festival in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and the NuJazz Festival in Curitiba, Brazil.
After living in Belo Horizonte, Brazil for 2011, Matt currently resides in Manchester, UK, where he runs an online guitar teaching website www.mattwarnockguitar.com, read monthly by 7000 guitarists from 111 countries, teaches Music Industry and Creative Industry courses at the Leeds College of Music, and continues to perform and give workshops on the international level.