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About Matija Krunic HBA HBFA

Musical Education

  • 20 years experience composing classical orchestral music, campfire acoustic, rock and fusion. I studied privately from 1998-2005 both Rock and Baroque guitar and jazz-fusion.

  • I received a Bachelors in Music from McGill in Music Composition & Classical Guitar performance. McGill accepts 6 people per year into this program. I also hold a HBA from U of T (Humanities).

  • I completed RCM grade 9 theory and guitar.

  • 2021-2022: I recorded 4 albums of my original music. From Rock, Fusion to vintage Pop and Classical. This is like a third bachelor's in scoring, recording, songwriting, mixing, and band leading.

  • My sample songs

  • Alt Rock

  • Pop Rock

  • Classical

  • Jazz Fusion


Teaching Philosophy

  • Progress step by step with ease and joy. With 20 years teaching, I am continually inspired to see my student grow! My custom lesson plans are based on your needs and goals and we have explicit homework and categories of study with time requirements.

  • We can cultivate your passion with fun and structure. I welcome beginner and intermediate students of all genres! From campfire acoustic, classical, and rock, RCM, improvisation and composition.

  • I am also a Professor at Seneca College and love teaching and pedagogy! Each online lesson is summarized in a review video and play-along video, so you can practice and review our lesson any time!

  • Lesson plans prepared ahead of time with care and joy. Music is healing and beautiful and I love seeing students grow! Let’s take your skills to new heights together, with joy and steady progress!

  • Ranked best guitar teacher on BlogTO and Blog Montreal

  • My youtube lesson with 26,000 views. Old video but helpful for beginners to learn the trick to playing chords pain-free.


Special Skills and Training

  • I have been composing classical orchestral, rock, jazz fusion, pop, and folk music for 20 years! I am completing 4 albums of my tunes full-time with my producer! Sample songs:

  • Alt Rock 

  • Classical

  • Fusion


Awards and distinction

  • I graduated Magna Cum Laude in the top 5% of my Composition Class at the University.

  • Some of my Songs have played on CBC Radio and JXFM Radio Tokyo.

  • Concordia University, awarded top 10 percent of the whole student body, graduated with highest distinction in Music Composition and Guitar Performance.

  • I won the battle of the bands 2016 in Hamilton.

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