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Simon Matthews

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Music Theory.

Biography

My name is Simon Matthews and I am a guitarist, guitar teacher. session musician, music arranger and composer from Birmingham, UK. I am a self-employed professional musician and a graduate of the London College of Music/ Tech Music Schools (University of West London). As an experienced session guitarist I can offer a wide variety of services, whether that be in a studio, live or I can record guitar tracks in my my home studio and send audio tracks to you online. I can also arrange/ transcribe sheet music for guitarists or small to large band ensembles. If you would like to get in touch about any of my services or another music collaboration please contact me here. Experience I have been a guitarist for over 12 years now, performing with original bands and function bands. I have also performed as a guitarist in various musicals and pantomimes across the UK including Rent, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Wedding Singer and Alladin. I have over 6 Years teaching experience which has included indiviudal private lessons, small group tuition and whole class tuition in primary and secondary schools. I also regularly perfom with my duo, 'Jump!' Who have performed in Europe, the Caribbean and with various hotels and cruise lines. We currently perform across the UK at private events and weddings. Please Visit www.jumpmusicgroup.co.uk to find out more about the Jump Music Duo. Education: University Of West London (UWL), Tech Music Schools, London College Of Music (LCM). Access To Music (Birmingham)

Certifications

  • BMus (Hons) 2:1 Popular Music Performance
  • Level 3 Diploma (Distintcion): Practioners of Music- Rockschool
  • Grade 8 Electric Guitar - Rockschool
  • Grade 8 Classical Guitar - ABRSM
  • Grade 5 Music Theory - ABRSM
  • Grade 4 Classical Piano - ABRSM

Additional Information

Brilliant tutor, have been playing for a few years before I took lessons but really helped clean up my playing and improve my theory. Would recommend to my friends any day! :) Thom

Fees

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Testimonials

  • My experience with Simon is very good. I am self taught and needed some guidance on technique and bit of music theory. He has quickly found out things i need to work on and made lessons enjoyable but also making sure its done the right way or finding a way if something proves quite difficult. Even in a short space of time i feel i have improved, making me feel better about my playing and wanting to learn and do more.

    Ian

  • If you are looking for a patient teacher, then Simon is your man! I am in my fifties and have no previous musical knowledge but with perseverance and a calm attitude Simon has managed to steer me in the right direction and I do feel I am making real progress. It is quite daunting taking up an instrument so late on in life but by being able to take things at my pace has helped enormously.

    Maddie