Rory Matthews

A Santa Cruz native, Rory Matthews has been obsessed with finding and making the magic within music since he was a pre-teen. He fell in love with the energy and expression of John Frusciante’s (RHCP) lead guitar playing and quickly expended his pallet from there, joyously discovering P-Funk, Tower of Power, Sly & the Family Stone, James Brown, and the John Scofield Band, just to name a few. Rory’s journey to master the guitar has taken him from Santa Cruz to LA and finally back north to the Bay Area where he has worked as a music instructor since 2013, sharing his love of music and the guitar with his students. Wherever he is though, Rory never forgets the POWER of the FUNK.