Matthew Schroeder

Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop Director and Faculty

Guitar Instructor at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Alverno College, Mount Mary University and Video Instructor on Hal Leonard's "Guitar Instructor" website

Matthew Schroeder is a Milwaukee based WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) award 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 one of Milwaukee’s prominent guitar educators and has taught guitar at The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music since 1992. He also teaches at Mount Mary University and is the Music Director of the Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop at the Interlochen College of Creative Arts. Matt is a featured guitar instructor on Hal Leonard's Guitar Instructor website and on the Hal Leonard instructional DVDs Acoustic Guitar Licks Goldmine and Rock Guitar Licks Goldmine.

Matt is featured on recordings such as Pet Engine's 1994 release Hearts and Bones and Voices, the compilation CD American Finger-Style Guitar circa 1999, and his debut solo acoustic fingerstyle CD, Signal, released in 2006. A popular performer, Matt can be seen as an acoustic soloist and as the smoking guitar wielding "Space Ace" with the international touring KISS tribute band STRUTTER.