MI SUCCESS STORY: MATEUS ASATO
Born in Brazil and now based in Hollywood, Mateus Asato has become a household name due to his increasing social media popularity, showing off his guitar gifts. Born in 1993, Asato picked up the guitar as a nine year old and received only two years of private lessons before he began playing with the local church’s worship team. As a teenager, he beat 500 other guitar players in the Brazilian guitar contest “Double Vision”, an experience that inspired him to pursue guitar playing professionally. With this vision in mind, he moved to Los Angeles three years later to study music at Musician’s Institute where he graduated with the title of “2014 Outstanding Guitar Player of Musician’s Institute”.
These days, Asato is travelling the world giving clinics to budding guitarists while regularly uploading demonstrations of his prowess on his social media feed. Asato’s video demonstrations on social media are as popular as they are impressive, many of them soaring through the YouTube stratosphere with over 100k views. Aside from being part of American singer-songwriter Tori Kelly’s touring band since 2015, Asato has played with acts such as Mammoth, Israel Houghton, Tiago Suguihara, Esteban, and Jabin Chavez. He is hoping to record his own music before long, and frankly – we can’t wait for it to happen!