Homepage
Tutoring Jobs
Richmond 
Richmond 
  • (4 reviews)
C
Coco
« Perfect! Matthew does great in teaching. My daughter has been doing the... More »
C
Coco
« Perfect! Matthew does great in teaching. My daughter has been doing the exercises that he has given, which has really helped her to improve her accuracy and precision in her pieces and scales. »
£35/h
1st lesson free!
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 1h
Lessons offered by Matthew
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Piano
  • Musical keyboard
  • Music
  • Musical education
Levels
  • All Levels

Professional concert pianist (based in London) teaching classical piano and theory, in-person and online!

Methodology

I have devoted my life to music, and I'm happy to share my knowledge with you! We can discuss the specifics of your goals in our trial lesson but here's a broad overview of my pedagogical approach:

The foremost task for any student of mine is the training of the ears. I encourage my students to get into the habit of listening to a variety of performances. From here, the student will discover their own particular taste in style; this is an essential part of becoming an individual music-maker.

I also guide a student to develop their internal metronome/rhythm/feel. This can be improved occasionally with the help of a metronome, however I encourage counting out-loud when practising instead, because one doesn't wish to become reliant on the metronome.

Notation comes next - learning to read classical music notation is a critical skill for pianists. Playing notes off a stave should eventually be as natural as reading the words off a page. This fluency is achieved by regularly sight reading in ways that i demonstrate and is only possible when one has a good ear and a sturdy internal rhythm.

From this base, I go on to help the student develop the mechanics of their technique - to achieve complete control over their fingers and total confidence in the physical landscape of the piano. The mechanics include finger independence, dexterity and the ability to control the quality and depth of any given tone/note. This ability unlocks the door to a world of possibilities - control over your sound means control over what the music means. We aren't just playing notes - we're telling a story. Always. Technique at its core is the ability to control distribution of weight. However, musicality is a technique in its own right.

These are just a few aspects of piano playing / music-making that I cover with my students. There's also memorisation, repertoire, improvisation, analytical theory, motivation, mindset...

Finally, I'm more than happy to help students wishing to do their grade examinations (ABRSM or Trinity). Setting goals is a wonderful way to improve!

Experience

I moved to London in 2019 because the Royal College of Music gave me a full scholarship to study with them! Here are some of my credentials:

- grade 8 piano before the age of 11.
- ATCL + LTCL + FTCL recital diplomas (Trinity College London) before the age of 18.
- full scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music.
- over a decade of performance experience.
- member of the European Piano Teachers’ Association.
- outreach piano tutor for children with complex learning disabilities.
- practice supervisor for children.
- 2 years private teaching experience.

Rates

Transportation Fee : £5
Rate for online lessons : £35/h
Lessons offered by Matthew
Individual
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Piano
  • Musical keyboard
  • Music
  • Musical education
Levels
  • All Levels

Matthew's CV

Institutional Education

2019 → present
Bachelor of Music, Royal College of Music

2013 → 2018
Chetham’s School of Music

2011 → 2013
Wells Cathedral School


Teaching Experience

2019 → present
Member of the European Piano Teachers’ Association
Private piano tutor in London

2019
Attended the EPTA UK ‘Maze of Methods’ pedagogy event

2018 → 2019
Private piano tutor in Manchester

2018
Outreach day with children from the Stromness Academy

2017 → present
Practice supervisor on the Chetham’s International Piano Summer School

2016
Piano tutor for children with complex learning disabilities


Prizes and Awards

2019 → present
Current holder of the ‘Knights of the Round Table’ scholarship

2018
1st prize in the Chetham's Bösendorfer piano competition

2017
1st prize in the Chetham's J.S Bach competition

2016
Accepted as a Fellow of Trinity College London (FTCL)

2015
Licentiate of Trinity College London Diploma (LTCL)
Chopin festival award winner in Mazovia, Poland

2014
Associate of Trinity College London Diploma (ATCL)

Masterclasses
2011 → present
Benjamin Frith, Boyan Vodenicharov, Carlo Grante,
Duncan Glenday, Dina Parakhina, Graham Scott, Hazel Fanning,
John Byrne, Kathryn Page, Leon McCawley, Les Chisnall,
Martyn Parkes, Noriko Ogawa, Norma Fisher, Philip Fowke,
Peter Lawson, Sandro Russo, Simon Bottomley, Tatiana Zelikman
+others


Notable Concerts

2020
Performance of Rachmaninov piano concerto no.3 for the London Reform Club concert series
Online performance of Nikolai Medtner for the Chetham’s International Piano Summer School

2019
Solo performances at the Armourers’ Hall, London + Steinway Hall, London
Solo Recitals for the Camel House Concert series, Lanzarote + Royal Air Force Club, London + Warwick Arts Centre + Performance of Beethoven piano concerto no.4 at St. John’s Church, Buxton

2017 → 2018
Performances of Mozart’s concerto no.11 in Trieste (Italy), Rhyl Music Club (Wales), Lothian Chamber Players (Scotland)
Performances of Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto no.1 in Krakow, Poland + the Buxton International Festival

2016
Performances of Beethoven’s piano concerto no.1 in Devonshire + Wales + Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Solo recital at the World Piano Teachers’ Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia

4 reviews on Matthew
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
C
Coco

Perfect! Matthew does great in teaching. My daughter has been doing the exercises that he has given, which has really helped her to improve her accuracy and precision in her pieces and scales.

Matthew's response

Yasmine is very responsive to my guidance in class and I'm seeing an improvement to her piano playing every week!

D
D.J

Perfect! He teaches with fun and full of energy. He makes me feel comfortable. We had a good understanding. Teaches well with passion.. highly recommended. :))

Matthew's response

A joy to teach!

2 recommendations

L
Louise

Matthew is a fantastic teacher who is always encouraging. His playing is inspiring to listen to, having studied with some amazing teachers himself. Lessons are always engaging and I look forward to them every week. Book lessons with him to see for yourself.

D
David

Marvellous!

Similar tutors

music reading lessons closeby? Here's a selection of tutor listings that you can check out.
Superprof can also suggest piano lessons to help you.
Learning isn't a problem, musical keyboard lessons for all!
Taking music lessons has never been easier: you're going to learn new skills.

Brentford
Professional Classical Pianist – Former Graduate of Conservatoire de Lyon and London College of Music gives Classical Piano and Music Theory Lessons
£30
Lucas
  • (1 review)
1st lesson free!

I believe cultivating the student's passion for music to be at the foundation of music pedagogy. Inspiration is an...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Hannah - Ealing Broadway - Music
£30
Hannah
  • (12 reviews)

I'm a friendly and organised teacher of singing and EFL. I've had great results with past students and have successfully...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
International Concert Pianist with 15 years experience offering piano lessons for all levels
£45
Andrew
  • (9 reviews)
1st lesson free!

Andrew has a vast amount of teaching experience, having helped pupils of all ages and levels go on to successfully achieve...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
London
Qualified vocalist passionately teaching singing, piano and percussion (handpan, beatbox, rhythm and groove) in London
£25
Andrin
  • (11 reviews)
1st lesson free!

My name is Andrin and I've been an ever-growing musician and teacher since my earliest memories. I teach children from grade...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Professional violinist with 5+ years experience teaching. NYO alumni + Bachelors in Music
£40
Benedict
  • (21 reviews)

Every violinist is different and so every lesson should be different too! I structure every lesson to make sure that you...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Composer (Master Degree) offering composition, harmony, orchestration, music theory, audio recording, music notation lessons, and more!
£20
Filippo
1st lesson free!

I'm used to teaching percussion, drums and music theory, both single and group lessons, and I like to teach and share...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Richmond
Raja - Hanger Lane - Music Early Learning Activities - for children
£40
Roger
  • (6 reviews)

Lots of people say to me, "The violin is a very tricky and unruly musical instrument. Is that really something that I could...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Qualified and experienced piano tutor offering piano lessons (accept students of all ages and levels)
£40
Elena
1st lesson free!

I am proficient in various teaching methodologies and able to choose what is appropriate for certain students, relying on...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Musician and Composer with Grade 8 ABRSM in Flute and Voice and a Music degree from Royal Holloway University of London, offering flute, singing and music theory lessons in London.
£35
Holly
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

My teaching method is very practical. I work with beginners to students at intermediate level. We would start with the...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Bespoke piano lessons for all ages by university lecturer in West London
£30
Yak
  • (3 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I provide piano tuition for all ages at my studio in Acton/Chiswick. My piano lessons are always bespoke, catering for every...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Professional Musician offers music lessons with emphasis in theory, sight reading, music production and guitar in London and beyond!
£25
Juan
1st lesson free!

I teach people of any background, age and any level of skill. Wether you are learning music as a hobby or want to make it a...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Professional bass player with 20 years' playing experience, and 8 years' teaching experience, offering expert tuition in bass guitar, music theory, guitar and Chapman Stick.
£40
Steve
  • (1 review)
1st lesson free!

Professional bassist with over 20 years of playing experience, offering expert tuition in the following: Bass guitar -...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
London
Experienced Guitar Player and level 5 Jazz Student Gives Guitar and Music Lessons
£25
Federico
1st lesson free!

I usually approach with simple lessons, connecting with the student's taste. I usually teach tunes and I connect them with...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
London
Student who loves the violin and is passionate to teach. I am reliable and trustworthy, and will ensure that you progress swiftly.
£20
William
1st lesson free!

I would feel like I could offer the best help to someone with beginner to intermediate skill level (i.e. grade 0-5). I focus...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Grade 8 electric guitar player offering music lessons up to GCSE or Level 7 theory level.
£15
Patrick
1st lesson free!

My teaching methods are all designed to make the lessons enjoyable for the student/s, yet also very productive. I achieve...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
I am a motivated, hard-working and enthusiastic professional drummer and teacher internationally educated. I have been working as teacher and freelance drummer with some of the most reputable musician
£30
Jose
  • (1 review)
1st lesson free!

I approach each student differently depending of their level, their golds, capabilities , musical tastes and professional...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
at his home at your home By webcam
1 hour £35 £40 £35
Book a class