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About Matija Krunic HBA HBFA

Musical Education

I have 20 years of experience composing various forms of music such as classical orchestral, campfire acoustic, rock and fusion. I received private instruction in Rock and Baroque guitar and jazz-fusion from 1998 to 2005. I hold a Bachelors degree in Music Composition and Classical Guitar performance from McGill University, which only accepts 6 students per year into this program. I also hold a HBA from University of Toronto in Humanities. I have completed RCM grade 9 theory and guitar.


In 2021-2022, I recorded 4 albums of original music, ranging from Rock, Fusion, vintage Pop to classical, which is equivalent to a third bachelor's degree in scoring, recording, songwriting, mixing, and band leading.


Teaching Philosophy

Advance in your guitar journey with ease and enjoyment through my step-by-step lessons. With 20 years of teaching experience, I am constantly motivated to see my students grow. My custom lesson plans are tailored to your needs and goals, with specific homework assignments and study categories that have set time requirements.


I can help nurture your passion for music with a balance of fun and structure. I welcome beginner and intermediate students of all genres, from campfire acoustic, classical, rock, RCM, improvisation and composition. I am also a Professor at Seneca College and have a passion for teaching and pedagogy. Each online lesson is summarized in a review video and play-along video, allowing you to practice and review the lesson at any time.


I have been voted as the best guitar teacher on BlogTO and Blog Montreal, and have a youtube lesson with 26,000 views that provides helpful tips for beginners on how to play chords without pain.


Special Skills and Training

  • I have been composing various forms of music such as classical orchestral, rock, jazz fusion, pop, and folk for 20 years. Currently, I am working on completing 4 albums of my original tunes with a producer. Sample songs:

  • Alt Rock 

  • Classical

  • Fusion


Awards and distinction

​I graduated with honors in the top 5% of my Composition class at the university. Some of my songs have been played on CBC Radio and JXFM Radio Tokyo.


I graduated from Concordia University in Music Composition and Guitar Performance, awarded top 10 percent of the whole student body, graduated with highest distinction. I also won the battle of the bands in 2016 in Hamilton.

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