Matt started playing guitar as a teenager, having drifted away from early classical excursions on the trumpet and finally admitted to himself that guitar is what he really wanted to do.
He enrolled at the Guitar Institute in London in 2001. Learning from the teachers there what it really means to be a professional player was a real eye opener, and the bar was constantly raised. He became proficient in many styles of music and has since managed to incorporate much of this into his playing. After 4 years at The Institute he embarked onto teaching, writing and performing carrier. He has written music and lyrics for various people and also for his own band, Indighost. They draw upon heavy prog influence but also draw from jazz, classical and some acoustic areas too.
Matt’s quote: ”Songwriting is something I've spent a lot of my life studying, and I believe it’s the key to success. You have to make people CARE about your music, play to them not at them. Let it flow and keep it classy!”
Matt's guitar lessons: http://marketplace.live4guitar.com/guitar-instructor/Matt_Simon
Matt's Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/ghostguitars
Matt on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Indighost/7787111081