Instructor: Matt Brown

Matt Brown is a musician, teacher, podcaster & producer who lives in Louisville, Kentucky. He has taught a GRAMMY-nominee how to play clawhammer banjo, played a square dance at Curtis Institute of Music, recorded with Tim O'Brien and Brittany Haas, performed on the Grand Ole Opry and at The Kennedy Center, and collaborated with Chess Records legend Barbara Carr. Matt has produced 10 albums including On Big Shoulders, an all-star tribute to the city of Chicago. He spent seven years in The Windy City teaching fiddle, banjo, and guitar at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Now he teaches online private lessons to old-time and bluegrass students around the world. Matt's mentors include Bruce Molsky, Brad Leftwich, Paul Brown, Ginny Hawker, Tracy Schwarz, Rayna Gellert, Kirk Sutphin, and Bruce Greene.
In his free time, Matt runs the free instructional website, creates YouTube and Patreon content, and hosts a monthly music-themed podcast called Relax Your Grid.