Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop Director and Faculty
Guitar Department Chair, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
Matthew Schroeder is a Milwaukee-based Wisconsin Area Music Industry winning guitarist who is equally at home on electric or acoustic guitar. Matt is one of a handful of players to graduate, with honors, from the short-lived cooperative program between The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a performance degree in American Finger-Style guitar. Matt is also one of Milwaukee’s prominent guitar educators and serves as Chair of the Guitar Department at The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, where he has taught since 1992. His debut solo fingerstyle CD, Signal, was released in 2006. Matt can be seen performing as a soloist, in a duo with vocalist Lynda Lee, and also with the bands Slumpbuster and The Scott Berendt Band. Matt is also a featured instructor on the new Hal Leonard DVDs Acoustic Guitar Licks Goldmine and Rock Guitar Licks Goldmine, which were released in Spring 2011.