San Francisco Conservatory of Music Master of Music, Guitar Performance Bay Area guitarist Matthew Fish is known as both a skilled performer and accomplished teacher. He has participated in numerous competitions throughout the United States and earned top prices, including First Prize at the 2012 Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Competition. Interested in both solo and chamber music, Matthew has experience playing with different instrumentalists, singers and ensembles. He performed Conrad Susa’s “Carols and Lullabies,” a medley of traditional Spanish carols scored for solo guitar, marimba, and harp, with Pacific Masterworks Chorus. He has concertized throughout California, playing such venues as the Freight and Salvage Coffee House in Berkeley, the Davis Arts Center, the San Francisco Scottish Rite Center, and the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton.
Matthew studied Pedagogy at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with renowned guitarist and teacher Lawrence Ferrar. He is registered Suzuki Guitar Teacher and a member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California. He accepts students of all ages and skill levels and offers lessons in both Suzuki and traditional methods. Matthew received his Bachelor’s Degree in Guitar Performance from California State University, Chico, studying with guitarist Tobin Rye. He received his Master’s of Music Degree in Guitar Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying with Latin Grammy award-winning guitarist/composer Sérgio Assad. He has studied privately with Guitar Foundation of America Competition winner Marc Teicholz and has participated in master classes with some of today’s greatest guitarists, including Zoran Dukic, Judiciaël Perroy, Marcin Dylla, Ricardo Cobo, Allan Neave, Jérémy Jouve, and Johannes Möller.