Matt Bruno Music

Photo credit Robin Frenette

Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.
-Frank Zappa

Hi. I’m Matt Bruno and I play music.

I started playing music around 1995 and have been in love with music ever since. While I play many instruments including guitar, bass, banjo, piano, and ukulele, I primarily focus on mandolin and related instruments including acoustic mandolin, octave mandolin, mandocello, electric octave 5 string mandolin, and some tenor guitar every now and then.

I’m currently located in Seattle WA.  Check out my Upcoming Performance page for where I’m playing next.  I host a weekly Bluegrass Jam at Machine House Brewery in Seattle’s Hillman City neighborhood as well.  You can also check out recordings with previous projects on my Recordings page or EPK.

I also provide private coaching tailored towards each students needs.  Generally, private coaching focuses on learning music through songs the student wants to play while developing core skills including learning melodies, chords, notation, and more.  Novel ideal, I know.  I primarily teach in person at my Seattle, WA studio or via Zoom.  If you are interested in personal music coaching, please head to the Personal Coaching Page for more details or message me on the Contact Page.

Aside from paid coaching, you can find a slew of free mandolin information on under the Free Lessons tab.  In addition, you can check out my Weekly Posts to get some fresh mandolin content every Monday morning.  If you want to be notified when I publish new song breakdowns or theory lessons, feel free to subscribe below.  Just mandolin lessons and content.  No spam, I promise 🙂

Oh, and if you like cooking check out my Quarantine Cookbook.

Thanks for visiting my site.  Hope to see you soon!

main page photo credit: Robin Frenette