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Hailing from southern Maryland, Neo-Classical rock guitarist Matthew Mills began playing guitar at the age of fifteen after being blown away by Yngwie Malmsteen’s “Trilogy” album. Taking guitar very seriously, Matthew began practicing as much as 6 to 8 hours a day.
Voted as one of the “50 Fastest Guitar Shredders of All Time” in the July 2008 issue of Guitar World Magazine, Matthew also conducts guitar clinics for Schecter Guitar Research. Matthew has opened for guitarists Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Stump and George Lynch with his previous band “Forgotten Realm.” He has released four instrumental studio albums under the name Matthew Mills. He is also an accomplished guitar instructor in the northern Virginia area. Some of Matthew’s students are in touring bands and have released solo albums, and have won numerous guitar competitions. One notable student is Jason Richardson of the bands “All Shall Perish” and “Born of Osiris.”
Matthew uses Schecter USA Custom Shop Traditional guitars with scalloped necks and Schecter Monster Tone pickups.