In late 2016, I released a very ambitious, self-titled guitar instrumental album. Although I teach guitar lessons in Surrey, Langley, and online to students in all styles of contemporary guitar, this album was a very fun excursion into progressive, experimental art music (a bit of a different approach than popular contemporary music) with many modern touches and advanced technical and harmonic concepts.
I was floored by the response that I got from the album, and thought I would share links to some of the coverage.
Check out an amazing feature of my guitar playing in Gear Gods magazine here: http://geargods.net/playthrough/matt-chanway-the-receiver-of-wisdom-guitar-playthrough/
Two more awesome features from Prog Sphere magazine on my guitar instrumental playing:
And here are several other great reviews of my self-titled debut instrumental album ‘Matt Chanway’ (available on all digital music outlets, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Spotify, Amazon, as well as my bandcamp page).
Music News UK: http://www.music-news.com/review/UK/12324/Album/news
Lords of Dogwood: http://www.lordsofdogwood.com/review-matt-chanway-self-titled/
Composing and recording such an ambitious effort definitely elevated my guitar playing and guitar teaching abilities to new heights! Although the guitar lessons I teach are focused around musicianship (harmony, theory, and technique), for students that are a little more advanced, I do love to teach about recording techniques so they can get their own compositions represented in high-definition. There is nothing cooler as a guitar teacher than seeing a guitar student take lessons with me, and go on to record their own music professionally.
Visit my home page for more info on guitar lessons in the Surrey and Langley areas.