Matt Heinecke has over 20 years of professional experience as an accomplished singer and guitarist, first performing in Coronado coffee shops as a high schooler. His passion for music led him to USC where he studied classical and jazz guitar and voice.
Matt worked as a singer-songwriter and studio musician in both Los Angeles and Nashville before relocating to his hometown of San Diego in 2007. Along the way, he developed his own unique style of guitar playing, with influences ranging from folk, classic rock, jazz, country, and bluegrass. His versatility has been showcased in some of Southern California’s most prestigious entertainment production companies for large private and corporate events. Additionally, Matt has appeared with such musicians as Emmy-winning composer Bear McCreary, Michael Anthony (Van Halen), Joe Piscopo, and Ricky Lawson.
Matt is also a dedicated teacher, currently serving as Instrumental Music Director for Coronado High School’s award-winning conservatory, Coronado School of the Arts.
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Ian · Married on 05/25/2018
Matt is incredible! He played music at our rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and cocktail hour. Many of our guests remarked how talented he is both vocally and playing guitar. He did both singing and instrumentals depending on our need. Matt has a wide breadth of knowledge of songs and catered to our desire to play a specific song for the ceremony recessional, which he was able to learn and play beautifully with just 2-3 weeks notice. Matt was professional from planning to execution and afterwards, and I am so happy we had him at our important events. I very highly recommend Matt.
Sarah · Married on 04/20/2018
Having Matt play guitar during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour was one of the best vendor decisions we made. He was totally flexible with the specific songs and type of music we requested, while also providing recommendations and suggestions based on his experience playing at other weddings. So many guests commented afterwards how great the live entertainment was and Matt worked seamlessly with our DJ who provided additional entertainment and equipment.
This service was very reasonably priced overall, particularly when we decided later on in the process to add an extra half hour as we actually needed an hour and a half for cocktail hour while the ceremony/dinner area got flipped. Thank you so much, Matt!!
Cindi · Married on 03/30/2018
Matt played our entire wedding last month, and he was absolutely fantastic. His singing, playing style, and song selection were exactly what we were looking for our outdoor, rooftop wedding. From the wedding entrances to dinner, grand entrance, and partying later in the evening, it was all amazing and he picked the perfect songs for each part. We had so many people comment about how great he was and asking where we found him. Matt was extremely easy to work with and just knew what we wanted. We would hire him again in a heartbeat for any occasion and definitely recommend him to anyone looking for live music!
Matt is the man! Dedicated and very talented! Have known and worked with him since 2003. You will not be disappointed!