Mathew B.

Jazz Specialist
Improvisation
Composer
Certified teacher in electric guitar, acoustic guitar, guitar
From £33.34 / 60 min.

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Mathew tags

Jazz Specialist
Improvisation
Composer
Bristol
From £33.34 / 60 min.

Lowest price includes 20% discount for block booking.

Replies in 0 h. and 22 min.

About Mathew B.

Mathew is a professional guitarist and music tutor with a wide range of teaching and performing experience spanning the past twenty years. He is an accomplished improviser with a BA (Hons) in Jazz from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He plays and teaches guitar in a variety of styles and settings, ranging from Jazz and Blues to Rock and Metal.

Guitar Lessons

Mathew's teaching style is flexible and adaptable to suit the specific needs and goals of individual students. Playing music should be fun, and so he believes that one of his most important responsibilities as a teacher is to inspire his students. Mathew takes a holistic approach, giving clear and valuable information that is relevant to each student's individual musical goals. Mathew will guide his students while they explore a range of practical and theoretical approaches to studying harmony and technique (with a specific focus on improvisation) to help them productively and enjoyably get the most of their performances, improvisations, and compositions.

Genre

Mathew specialises in Jazz and improvisation, all types of Metal (especially Extreme and Death Metal styles), as well as Rock and Blues.

First Lesson

Your first lesson will begin with an informal chat about your musical goals and tastes. Anyone can learn to play music, and with the right approach and level of dedication, playing the guitar can serve you as a fun hobby, and even a creative outlet to express yourself. Once Mathew has a sense of your level and what you would like to achieve, he will then begin to show you some theoretical approaches and exercises with a view to getting you to improvise creatively and productively. Depending on your knowledge, confidence, and skill-level, this could range from playing through your first chord progression, to creating and resolving tension whilst navigating functional harmony.

Beginners

In addition to your guitar, ideally you will need a webcam setup and a pair of headphones. To get the most out of your lessons, you should take notes where needed, which Mathew will help you with. He will also provide you with diagrams, bespoke video examples, and other learning materials where appropriate.

Reviews of Mathew B.

Created at 20/01/22
Owen R. Reference
I always managed to avoid digging into music theory and a deeper understanding. Mathew understands this and has given me the tools I need to get to grips with modes, chord construction & progressions. He enjoys explaining the theory and methods, but manages to do so in ways that demystify daunting aspects that had formerly put me off. Some tutors can be formulaic in approach. That doesn't work for me and he is able to tap into my learning style to push me forward.
Created at 20/01/22
Jamie G. Reference
I’ve know Matthew from my early teens. I’m now 32 and can assure anyone wanting to learn the guitar that he will be able to teach them some valuable skills. He teaches with great patience and has a holistic approach.
Created at 20/01/22
Paul W. Reference
Mathew is a great teacher, and personality. His teaching style is friendly yet professional. I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone at any level of technical ability/musical understanding. I have been playing guitar for over 20 years, and needed a deeper dive into music theory and technical best practice. Mathew was quick to understand what I wanted to achieve, and was able to tailor a bespoke lesson plan to do so.

Mathew tags

Jazz Specialist
Improvisation
Composer
Bristol

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