Matthew Lavanish is a graduate of the University of Delaware, where he received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music with a concentration in classical guitar performance under the instruction of Christiaan Taggart. He has also studied extensively with guitarist Alice Artzt of Princeton and Brazilian guitarist Paulo Martelli, and has played in master classes for Jason Vieaux, The Katona Twins and Eleftheria Kotzia, among others. Matthew is co-founder of the Wilmington Classical Guitar Society, as well as an aspiring luthier. He currently teaches privately, and has served as guitar faculty at The Music School of Delaware, The St. Andrew’s School and the Community Music School at The University of Delaware. Matthew plays a guitar by Sergio Abreu built in 1999, as well as a guitar of his own fabrication, built in 2009.