Matt Richardson has played, performed and recorded music most of his life. His first love was rock guitar, playing in blues and rock bands before being drawn back to the country style of music he grew up with. He attended many Steve Hanson bluegrass camps and soon after his wife gifted him a banjo, was playing it in bluegrass bands.

The couple own Blue Raven Music where Matt teaches banjo, guitar and bass and coaches folk and rock bands. He currently plays in three bands and continues to take lessons to learn different instruments.

“Matt puts students at ease and is good at being able to teach appropriately to their skill level.”
“Matt is very good at making you feel like we’re all just at different places in the same journey.”
“Matt and Jenny have the ability to work with participants at different levels of playing ability and somehow make us all sound good. They push participants to rise to another level, but not scare them out the door.”
“I appreciate Matt’s patient and encouraging approach as a teacher.”
“Matt provides me opportunities and skills that build my confidence in learning music.”
“Non-intimidating, fun and knowledgeable, and positive support.”
“Jennie and Matt make a good team.”

Lincoln, NE

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