About Us


Guitarist.co.nz, Matt Lithgow, Global significance


The website Guitarist.co.nz has been operating since 2001. Guitarist.co.nz had its origins as a small business called Essential Guitar Lessons which operated from New Plymouth and Palmerston North in New Zealand. Today Guitarist.co.nz is really a global website as Matt Lithgow spends time between Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.


Website awards for guitarist.co.nz

Hitwise in 2009 and 2010 announced that www.guitarist.co.nz is a Hitwise Top 10 Award winner for the period January - June 2010. During this period, www.guitarist.co.nz ranked No. 10 based on market share of visits among all New Zealand websites in the Hitwise Music - Companies industry.

More History...

Matt has been playing guitar for over twenty years and has extensive experience performing as a professional musician. Conducted guitar clinics for Zoom effects processers and Ibanez guitars and between 1997-1998 wrote a guitar column and reviewed products for New Zealand Musician Magazine. Taught in over 15 Schools and continuing education departments. Fortunate enough to play in support bands that have opened for artists such as Jimmy Barnes (AUS), Herbs (NZ) and Pungent Stench (Austria). "I always had a vision for guitarist.co.nz to be an online service, which gave people in remote areas access to quality guitar lessons" with better internet services I now believe that this vision is a reality for 2011 and the future. I welcome anyone with the desire to learn to play the guitar, to try my straight to the point method.