New York City Music Teachers

Matthew Rotker-Lynn

Matthew Rotker-Lynn

Astoria, Queens, NY

Guitar Lessons | Artist development, Aural Lessons, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons, Online Lessons

  • Qualifications: BA with Honors in Jazz, 5+ years experience being a professional musician in NYC
  • Pricing: $50-$150
  • Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, R&B
  • Suitability: 10-70


Matthew Rotker-Lynn is quickly becoming a distinctive voice within the New York Jazz scene. At age 25, he has already played at top jazz venues such as Smalls, Cellar Dog, the Django, the Roxy, Cafe Bohemia, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Ornithology, and many more with musicians such as Steve Davis, Alex Claffy, Joe Farnsworth, Pat Bianchi, Willie Jones III, David Wong, Ken Fowser, Brian Charette, David Kikoski, Jon Davis, Jason Tiemann, Sean Smith, and Mike Ledonne, among others.

Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Rotker-Lynn moved to NYC at age 18 to pursue a degree in Jazz Studies at the City College of New York. It was there that he got to study with musicians such as Peter Bernstein, Steve Wilson, Lage Lund, and Ray Gallon, while dipping his feet into the New York Jazz Scene.

Rotker-Lynn currently resides in Queens, NY, and can be heard regularly in NYC’s top jazz clubs.

Teaching Info

My main objective as en educator is to provide my student with the tools to deepen their focus in whatever style of music they wish to study. As an experienced guitarist, I can provide objective feedback about technique, sound, performance readiness, and basic music skills, as well as non-guitar information such as music theory, composition, and music appreciation.

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