Guest Artists

Four Grammy winners, a two-time Emmy winner, a rock star with four billion YouTube views, and the most celebrated classical guitarists on the planet: these are the global touring artists who perform for, dialogue with, and inspire students in person, right at their own school, and through our interactive We Are Guitar YouTube broadcast (All photos taken by Lead Guitar unless otherwise noted.) Meet Lead Guitar’s Guest Artist Team:
Sérgio Assad
Leon Atkinson
Beijing Guitar Duo
Carlos Bonell
Brasil Guitar Duo
Cavatina Duo
Curt Chambers
Dublin Guitar Quartet
European Guitar Quartet
Raphaël Feuillâtre
Zach Filkins
Thibaut Garcia
Grisha Goryachev
Alex de Grassi
Iliana Matos
Molly Miller
Jason Mraz, Black Eyed Peas
Carlos Rafael Rivera
Helen Sanderson
Javier de los Santos
Pavel Steidl
VIDA Quartet
Sergio Vallín
Thomas Viloteau
Matt Warnock is a Canadian jazz guitarist and founder of the online guitar education site Matt Warnock Guitar. 30,000+ students are enrolled in MWG courses and over 11 million students have used his lessons since inception in 2011. Matt is the site's resident guitarist and educator, featuring live workshops and pre-recorded lessons for all ability levels. Originally from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Matt received his bachelor's in jazz guitar from McGill University in Montréal, Quebec. Matt subsequently received a Master's Degree in jazz guitar from Western Michigan University and a DMA from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Matt has held faculty positions at Western Illinois University (US), Leeds College of Music (UK), and the University of Chester (UK). He has given workshops, clinics, and concerts throughout the American Midwest, Canada, the UK, Brazil, and has traveled extensively throughout Ireland, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand as an examiner with the Royal College of Music in London. Matt is also passionate about arts education in schools and has donated of his time at the Kathmandu Jazz Academy in Nepal for several artist residencies as well as improvisation workshops in schools.
Matt Warnock