- TEACHER AND WORKSHOP LEADER -
Matthew is a composer, guitarist and musicologist based in London with over a decade's experience in music tuition, recently graduated a masters in Music and Composition from the Royal College of Music, having previously studied music at the University of Manchester. Matthew has significant experience in teaching theory and composition, including music for screen and computer-aided music, with previous tuition roles on the English National Opera Baylis scheme and the Royal College of Music's Sparks Outreach programme.
Matthew has also trained as a classical guitarist at the University of Manchester and has performed in jazz ensembles for a number of years. He has experience in teaching electric and acoustic guitar, electric bass and ukulele to a wide range of ages and abilities, including working towards ABRSM and Trinity graded exams.
Lessons and workshops are friendly and relaxed, with a focus on practical application and channeling the interests of the participant(s) as much as possible, with a belief that a huge aspect of learning music is to be exposed to as much of it as possible.
- TEACHING EXPERIENCE -
Guitar, Composition and Theory Teacher
Available for both online and in-person tuition, Matthew has taught music lessons to individuals and groups with a wide range of abilities and musical interests.
Irene Taylor Trust
Assistant Project Leader
Assistant in leading the Irene Taylor Trust's 'Young Producers' programme, working with three new Young Producers, who had all previously taken part on our Making Tracks programme. Together they devised, developed and delivered their own music event, ‘Spirit of Utopia’.
English National Opera Baylis
Assistant Composition Leader
Taking inspiration from Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde, the group of talented young people worked together on a brand new piece entitled Crisis.
2018 - 2019
Holland Park School
Led a class of final year students through the AQA music curriculum; teaching a wide range of practical, musicological and theoretical skills. Organised on-site performance classes and provided 1-1 guitar lessons to a number of students. Provided composition classes, ranging from Bach chorale technique to building electronics effects.
2017 - 2018
Royal College of Music
'Sparks' Learning and Participation Teacher
Co-lead composition and performance workshops in a number of London schools; including Kensington Aldridge Academy, Pimlico Academy and St Paul's School.
Forsyth Music Shop, Manchester
Acoustic and Classical Guitar Teacher
Prepared lessons for over 15 beginner/amateur guitarists on a 1-1 basis as part of a project which provided free music lessons to encourage members of the public to start learning a new instrument.
2014 - 2015
St Roberts of Newminster
SEN/D Music Teacher (Volunteer)
Volunteer role teaching guitar, ukulele and bass to SEN/D pupils. Prepared individual and group lessons for 5 students, culminating in concerts across the academic term.
The Sage Gateshead
Learning and Participation Team (Volunteer)
Involved with the organisation of six public ensembles, supporting musical learning for individuals and groups. Taught basic musical skills to young children in the ‘Early Years Programme’; an interactive learning course, involving playing guitar and ukulele.