Bio

Biography

Matthias-Young-Edit-4 WebMatthias has been teaching professionally for over 15 years. He is the owner of the Atlanta Guitar Clinic, and teaches guitar, voice, and songwriting at Musik21 in John’s Creek. For three years in a row since 2014, he has been awarded the Best of Atlanta Award for Guitar Instructor. Since 2011, he’s taught lessons and clinics at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center and Emory Continuing Education at Emory University.

Matthias-Young-Best-Guitar-TeacherHis collegiate studies focused on education, performance, composition, and technology from several institutions—Berry College, Georgia State University, and Boston University.
His first book, Metal Guitar Method was published in the Fall of 2012. Since then, he has authored several other
guitar methods as well as articles for Guitar CompassGuitar World and Soundboard.

In addition to the guitar, Matthias is an operatically-trained vocalist and is the frontman for his band, The Fury, which received a nomination for the Best Metal Band of 2016 by the Georgia Music Awards.

Matthias-Young-Guitar-WorldAs a composer, Matthias has written and conducted works for both choir and orchestra; he has also recorded works for solo guitar, film, and composes all the music for his band, The Fury.

While he teaches students of all ages and musical backgrounds and styles, his passion lies in both the classical guitar and neoclassical electric guitar. Technical mastery and musical finesse are the two main components that he instills in his students.

Matthias is officially endorsed by Zemaitis Guitar.

If you’re interested in studying the guitar with Matthias, select an option from the Guitar Lessons drop-down menu at the top of the page, or fill out the form below with any general questions.