Matt Puzan

September 6, 2023


Dr. Puzan started playing guitar at age six. He soon began picking Bluegrass music on the weekends at local music festivals with his father. Thanks to a stack of Rock albums and an electric guitar left behind by his older sister’s ex-boyfriend, Matt spent his teen years jamming in various garage bands. This led to numerous performances at the many renowned Rock and Metal clubs throughout Los Angeles in the 80s and 90s. During these years, Puzan completed his music education. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Guitar Performance, a Master’s Degree in Music Composition, and a Doctorate Degree in Music Theory. In college he pursued Classical and Jazz training and earned a Teaching Certificate for Public School instruction. Matt has played on numerous studio sessions in the Southern California area and toured with various Cover and Punk Rock bands. In 2000, he moved to Boise, Idaho, where he opened his private teaching studio. In addition to working with his many students, Matt continues to perform regularly with various Original Artists and Cover Bands around the Boise area.