Guitar & Strings Teachers

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Richard N. Fustino

Years Teaching at Matts: 54

Teaches: Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, and Music Composition

Education History: Studied at Fredonia, University of Buffalo and ECCC

(majors included music composition and social studies)

Craig Haendiges

Years Teaching at Matts: 30

Teaches: Guitar, bass, ukelele, banjo and mandolin.

Education History: Studied under Ernie Coralo and Ralph Parker

Julie Beiter

Years Teaching at Matts: 3

Julie has been playing cello since she was 9 years old and has since continued sharing her love for music and picking up all different instruments to play and songs to sing! Julie has been with Matt’s Music since October 2017 and teaches strings with us here! She is also a general music, chorus, and orchestra teacher in the KenTon school district.

Jonah Krull

Years Teaching at Matts: 6

Jonah Krull is a long time friend of Matt's Music, with over a decade of experience in guitar, bass, vocals, songwriting, and audio production. He spent his college years studying at various schools across the county (including Nashville, Tennessee), honing his craft to a professional level. Jonah has been teaching guitar, bass, and other stringed instruments at the store for the past 6 years, and now offers songwriting lessons to help students explore their creative side.  He is also the head of the Matt's Music Studio, which provides high quality recordings as well as lessons in audio recording, music production and live sound.

Abi Chilton

Abi started playing guitar at age 9 as a Matt's Music student. Since then, she has studied a variety of musical styles and picked up other instruments along the way. She graduated from Belmont University in 2020 with a bachelors degree in audio engineering while minoring in classical guitar performance. Abi holds a strong passion for music production and is always eager to work on new musical projects. 

(716) 693-7717

937 Oliver St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120, USA

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