About Me

About

Matthew is a teacher, musician and composer based in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Whether composing his own music, playing or teaching, Matthew believes passionately in the power of music to touch the heart and move us deeply. Matthew’s musical journey has encompassed both a classical training including a music degree, as well as an interest in exploring and assimilating various other influences from traditional musics from around the world.

Since 2002 Matthew has been fascinated by improvisation as creative expression, and has felt this to bring a new and exciting dimension to his performing, composing and teaching. He has a one-to-one teaching practice in piano, clarinet and improvisation in Stroud and Bristol, and many students have come seeking support with improvising and finding intuitive ways to engage with music to complement a more classical approach.

As a performer on clarinet and piano, Matthew has accompanied singers and played solo at concerts and festivals in the UK and abroad. He has played clarinet with the band Faeland and appears on their recent album. Musicians and audiences have commented on the sensitivity and heart-focused quality of Matthew’s playing.

Much of Matthew’s own music takes its inspiration from natural landscapes and the timelessness of ancient chant. One current project, Songs of the Forest, seeks to weave a magical and contemplative tapestry of sound using piano, clarinet and voices in a way that evokes the beauty and power of mountains, rivers and forests and the interconnection between forest species. Matthew believes passionately in music as something to be experienced actively rather than heard passively, and part of his composing work seeks to explore ways in which non-musically-trained people can engage and be a part of a moving musical experience. He wrote a participatory multi-faith 9-part chant for the 2018 Sacred Music Festival in Stroud, which embodies this conviction about the power of music to unite people and to build bridges.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • BA in Music
  • ABRSM grade 8 in music theory, piano, clarinet
Location

Ebley, Stroud GL5 4QL, UK

Geolocation

51.7418798,-2.2540126

Instrument(s) Taught

Clarinet, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone

Where do lessons take place?

Teacher's Location, Student's House

Instrument

Guitar

Lesson Prices

60 mins

£52.00

45 mins

£44.00

30 mins

£35.00

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Reviews

Reviews

Rated 5.0 out of 5
June 27, 2022

“Matthew taught me clarinet for 2½ years. I had no previous experience of playing music. During this time I found him enthusiastic and very knowledgeable and he offered me all of his experience and knowledge during (except when he felt it was not necessary for me to know at the time). He was also patient, professional and hardworking. His approach was flexible in that if I struggled with a song then we would just move onto another one without it becoming an issue. I would recommend him highly.”

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
June 27, 2022

“I spent a year trying to learn the Saxophone before taking lessons with Matthew. The difference was amazing! Even though I can only do a limited amount of practice due to work commitments, Matthew has improved my playing enormously. He has a relaxed and friendly approach, always focusing on what you want to achieve as a musician. During COVID he setup an online training session that worked very well and meant I could keep moving forward. Matthew’s musical knowledge and skill mean that I feel confident recommending him to anyone at any level, who wants to improve.”

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
June 27, 2022

“Matthew is a very knowledgeable teacher and I really look forward to and enjoy every lesson”

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
June 27, 2022

“An outstanding tutor – able to engage students at all levels of musical experience and make his sessions entertaining as well as expanding our understanding of music”

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
June 27, 2022

“A real highlight of the week. I have learned a huge amount and enjoyed every moment”

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
June 27, 2022

“I have studied with Matthew for 2 years. Coming from a total lack of knowledge of classical music, he has stimulated my interest and understanding by his wide knowledge and ability to share it in an interesting way”

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
June 27, 2022

“An inspiring course, led by Matthew whose expertise, wide knowledge and deep understanding of all aspects of music which he is so willing and keen to share makes it a joy and privilege to be involved”

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
June 27, 2022

“I listen to music so much more intensely now. Matthew is a great motivator for learning and excellent at including everyone in the process; everyone’s view is valued”

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
June 27, 2022

“An excellent teacher/leader 1. Knowledgeable – an impressive knowledge on all aspects and eras of music 2. Well-prepared lessons – structured but flexible – he adapts the lesson according to comments from the group 3. Inspiring – opens our minds to a variety of aspects of music leading to a real appreciation of the subject 4. Challenging – he makes us think of links with other pieces of music & to consider more demanding compositions 5. Encouraging – with discussions in small groups; the whole group comments create an open & friendly atmosphere 6. Clarity of teaching methods – in what could be complex or dense, he cuts through the material to help us understand, while his love & knowledge of the subject shines through”

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
June 27, 2022

“I have been in Matthew’s class since he began them and I keep coming back because they are so enjoyable and informative.”

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