Next Workshop: Sunday, November 10th, 2019, 12 to 3pm.

Workshop Information and schedule:



Matt Davis will be leading a sight-reading workshop for guitarists in Philadelphia on Sunday, November 10th. The workshop will cover all kinds of fun and challenging reading materials that Matt has collected over the last 15 years. These are materials specifically chosen that have really helped guitarists improve their sight-reading abilities.

The workshop will include group reading in a variety of styles, guitar quartets, etudes, transcriptions, rhythm studies, etc. All levels from beginner to advanced will benefit from this class. Whether you are new to reading on the guitar, or a professional guitarist who would like to improve this aspect of your playing, or anywhere in between, this class will provide a wealth of information to help you on your way. The only thing you need to bring is your guitar.

What will this workshop offer? 

- Realistic and practical strategies for effectively practicing reading and improving their overall abilities as a guitarist and musician.

- each student will go home with a collection of carefully curated reading materials as well as lists of online reading resources for future practice.

-Rhythm exercises and concepts for continued practice.

-Opportunity to improve reading skills with like minded individuals. 

Schedule and Logistical Details:

When: Sunday, November 10th 12pm to 3pm

Where: Drummers - 2152 East Norris Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Cost: $65 (Includes workshop, packet of reading materials, light refreshments)


Schedule of class:

  • 1:00 – 1:20: Introduction. Set up and welcome/ overview of reading practices.

  • 1:20 – 1:40: Warm up with group exercises, scales and arpeggios in various rhythmic patterns.  

  • 1:40 - 2:20: Group reading in unison of single note etudes and transcriptions.  

  • 2:20-2:30: Break

  • 2:30-3:15: Group reading of various 2,3 and 4 part charts arranged for guitar.

  • 3:15-3:45: Collective and Individual reading of none single-note music, or written chord voicings.

  • 3:45 -4:00: Wrap up, Q & A, conclusion.

For and questions or for more information, please email Matt directly -