Matt Friedland is an experienced musician and instructor in the East Valley offering lessons for Guitar, Bass Guitar and Drums. Specializing in teaching children and adults, beginners and intermediate players, Matt's teaching philosophy is to accommodate each student's musical goals and aspirations.

Serviced Areas

  • East Valley

Payment Options

  • Cash Only, Personal Checks

Contact Details

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  Person Matt Friedland
  City Scottsdale, AZ
  Zip Code 85251
  Address 6830 E 5th Ave
  Phone Number (602) 541-2824

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Matt Friedland

Owner/Instructor

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Matt studied music at the Settlement Music School, Jenkintown, PA and the Music Training Center in Philadelphia. After moving to Arizona, he studied jazz guitar, music theory, jazz compostion and drum set performance at Mesa Community College while serving as the on-campus music theory tutor. He is currently pursuing a jazz guitar performance degree at Arizona State University's School of Music.

  • I would recommend this business

If you want to learn more about the guitar and music in general, Matt is a good choice as an instructor. He not only teaches you how to strum along with songs, but also teaches you how music works and how you can change the flavor with simple improvisation. Highly recommended!

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  • I would recommend this business

Ms. Sherin is a great teacher! She has great expertise in the art of playing the piano. Ms. Sherin also cares a lot about her students. During the time I was her student, I participated in the Arizona Study Program and earned the superior honor award each year. Since I am in high school, I am very busy and will have to drop my piano lessons. I hate to leave but I am glad that I have had a very pleasant experience learning from Miss Sherin.

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  • I would recommend this business

My six-year-old started piano lessons with Miss Sherin 9 months ago and has made great progress. He just got superior honor for his ASP level 2 test last week. Miss Sherin is very encouraging and patient. She is not only teaching my son how to play piano correctly, but also helps him foster a love of music. She is there for my son for his every recital and answers all my questions promptly.
My son is always excited about his piano lesson every week, because it is so much fun and has so much to learn. I would highly recommend her as anyone's piano teacher.

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  • I would recommend this business

Ms. Sherin has been such an amazing piano teacher for my daughter. Ava has been with her for 3 years and has learned so much. Ms Sherin is so kind and has allot of patience. I would recommend using her!

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Customer Testimonials

I have been taking piano lessons with Sherin for two years and overall it's been an extremely fulfilling experience. I've started off as a beginner, and she has been extremely patient while helping me achieve my musical goals. Sherin's enthusiasm for teaching is apparent and I feel like she really cares about my progress. I can be a little finicky about the pieces I want to play, and Sherin has always been a good sport about helping me select new pieces to my taste and within my ability. During our lessons she places a strong emphasis on the fundamentals, stressing articulations and technique, while also intertwining musical theory so that I gain a deeper understanding of the music I am studying.

If you are looking for a piano instructor, I highly recommend Sherin!


I have been a drum student for a little over a year now. Before that , I was self taught. The amount I learned after I started with Matt's teaching far exceeded what I accomplished in several years of self-teaching and books.

The best thing about the instruction is how Matt customizes for different goals and needs. Matt draws on many different teaching sources and techniques as well as personal experience.

The periods of instruction are very fun for me and no matter what we accomplished during the lesson, I am always thrown a new challenge at the end that I can work with and progress further. I will keep going as long as Matt teaches.


Miss Sherin is an outstanding classical piano teacher! We changed piano teachers and I am just amazed by how much my girls have learned from her. Their growth is so impressive. If you are looking for excellent training for your children, then Tempe Music Studio is the place. She is top-notch!


Matt is a wonderful teacher. He has been teaching my daughter guitar since she was 7 years old. She's stuck with it now for two years, which I'm told is very rare. He has a very easy way about him, which makes his students feel comfortable. I'm very pleased we found Matt. My daughter is now at the point where she and Matt can "jam" together, which is her favorite part. If you are looking for someone to teach you or your child, look no further. I highly recommend him.

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This is our student Victor performing "Willow the Wisp" at our Spring Recital. Victor is 6 and has been studying piano with professional pianist Sherin Moustafa for 6 months. Would you like to give your child the gift of music? At Music Lessons Arizona,
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At Music Lessons Arizona, instructors and owners Sherin Moustafa and Matt Friedland are dedicated to identifying your musical goals and helping you achieve them. We have over 25 years combined teaching experience between the two of us and have helped many students fulfill their musical ambitions. Our goal as music teachers is to provide students with the skills to achieve any of their musical aspirations.


Are you a parent who knows the value and benefits a music education can have for your child? Do you have a love for classical music, the piano, appreciation for the arts and would like to pass that love on to your child? Would you like to give your child the confidence, work ethic, discipline and problem solving skills that are vital to their growth and development? Would you like to support your child's passion for piano and help them reach their full potential? Sherin Moustafa is a classically trained pianist with over 15 years of teaching experience.


Our unique, fun and educational classes give students the awesome experience of jamming with other music students, making friends and being part of a band. Students learn to play music together in a supportive, coached, band format class instructed by studio owner Matt Friedland. Our music classes combine all of our music students; guitarists, bassists, drummers, pianists and singers. If your son or daughter has some prior musical experience, has taken lessons before or participates in their school music program, this class is ideal for them.


Music Lessons Arizona features an intimate recital hall equipped with Yamaha C6 Grand Piano, professional lighting and seating for approximately 45. Recitals are scheduled periodically, allowing students to demonstrate their musical development for family and friends. The recital hall is also available for reservations by outside teachers, students and or performers. Music Lessons Arizona also offers audio and video recording services for performances. Practicing at home can be full of distractions.


Matt is a versatile bassist with musical styles ranging from rock, pop, blues, funk and jazz. He holds a degree in Jazz Guitar Performance from the Arizona State University School of Music and has been teaching in the East Valley for over 12 years. He specializes in improvisation, composition, music theory and has the skills to help you accomplish any of your musical aspirations. The first step is we identify your goals for bass playing, what your biggest challenges are and then devise a plan that moves you in the right direction.