About Matthew

Matthew began playing the piano from the age of six. He was taught piano as a first instrument taking examinations through the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Matthew achieved merits and distinctions in all his grades and in May 2006 was awarded the Dorothy Grace Atkinson Prize.

After successfully completing Grade 8 piano and A-levels including music, Matthew trained for a Bachelors of Music degree at Cardiff University where he specialised in composition and music theory. He was awarded a 2:1 (hons) and the David Evans Memorial Prize in 2009.

In December 2010, Matthew was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Music from the Open University in Wales.

Since then he has gone on to establish one of the most successful piano tuition practices in Cardiff. Matthew is also an approved tutor at Gwent Music Support Service and teaches piano and keyboards in a variety of secondary and primary schools. Matthew also teaches ABRSM music theory up to grade six.

Between 2010 and 2012, Matthew was the musical director of the choir at Media Academy Cardiff. He accompanied and directed the choir for a youth concert in the presence of Princess Anne at Llandaff Cathedral, and also for a children in need concert at St. David’s hall.

More recently, Matthew has taught AS and A-Level music students for their piano recital examinations at Coleg Gwent, Crosskeys and Ebbw Vale.

Although Matthew has been classically trained, in many ways he considers his musical interests to be very broad taking interests in jazz, popular music and musical theatre.

Matthew is also a member of the European Piano Teachers Association; inspiring teachers, performers and enthusiasts.