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Matthew offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!
I am a teacher, pianist and composer currently working in Cardiff and the surrounding areas. With a wide range of experience both composing, I have had my pieces performed in Cardiff, London and Kent, and I have personally performed in venues including The Royal Festival Hall, London.
My specialisms include piano performance and technique, classical and popular composition, and musical theory and analysis.
With over 10 years teaching experience, I have picked up knowledge about music and teaching from a wide range of students, from ages 4 to 80, and with a wide range of abilities, from beginners to advanced, and students with learning difficulties. I have taught both towards examinations, and for pleasure. Whilst studying my Bachelors degree in music, I completed two modules in music teaching, and have attained the NSCPP Child Protection Awareness in Music course, in which I achieved 100%.
I also hold a Masters in Music Composition and am currently working towards a PhD in Music Composition.
I currently hold a 100% Merit and Distinction exam rate for pupils.
I pride myself on taking a very individualised approach to teaching, and I do not follow a set lesson plan for all students. Each student will have lessons planned specifically for them, their needs and their abilities, which are interesting and diverse. I also give full feedback to parents or guardians at the end of the lesson, to help with preparation for the next lesson, and ensure that everyone is aware of the student's development.
The majority of my pupils work towards graded examinations with ABRSM, however I am also willing to use alternative exam boards if you would prefer, and I am also happy to teach for pleasure! Music should be fun, and so are my lessons, and with my varied and tailored approach, no two lessons are the same!
I allow students to have some choice in the music they play, once they are at a stage where they can do so, and strive to accommodate wherever I can, including arranging pieces for my students if they want a specific piece to play at their level!
I believe in an all-round musical education, not simply designed just to teach students how to pass exams, but how to help them develop into well-rounded musicians, with a broad and fully understanding knowledge of the music they make. Therefore, instrumental lessons will include insights and information on music theory and history, meaning you don't get to grade 5 piano and suddenly realise you have no theory knowledge!
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Cardiff University (2014) - MMus Composition (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- NSPCC (2014) - Child Protection Awareness in Music (Other) (✔ On File)
- Kingston University (2012) - BMus (hons) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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