Have you ever dreamed about playing guitar? Whether you’re a curious beginner or a competent guitarist wanting to take their playing to the next level, you can count on my guidance and expertise to get you where you want to go.
A little about me…
Music is my passion. It brings untold joy to many and the ability to play an instrument improves concentration, focus, dexterity, memory and opens the door to new opportunities. My aim is to inspire your passion for music.
With over 15 years of teaching and playing experience in various countries, including: Europe, America, India and Asia, I am a highly competent musician and teacher with an MA degree in Music and an ‘enhanced’ DBS.
I am skilled in designing lessons for children as well as adults, from beginner to advanced, having taught 1000’s of private 1-1 lessons and group sessions.
When I am not teaching, I love to perform live at a range of venues, from open-mic nights to festivals, and I enjoy recording music at my home studio. I am interested in a wide range of genres and music styles and could teach you anything from Abba to Zappa!
What I can offer you…
• Expert tuition in your choice of acoustic, electric, classical, bass guitar
• Bespoke lessons, tailored to your personal needs, goals and musical
tastes, with personalised practise
materials and schedules.
• An adaptable knowledge base: from helping you develop the basics
to applying advanced skills and music
theory as you progress.
• Song writing skills and development in the style of your choice.
Lessons with me…
• Online video lessons, streaming direct to your laptop or device from
my home studio.
• Face-to-face lessons in person, at your own home or mine. (Currently servicing West Sussex or North London)
• At flexible times to suit your schedule.
• From 30-minutes to 1 hour, with block booking discounts available.
Whether online or face-to-face, I offer great value for money.
• Try a free session. Let me see your current ability and tell me about your goals and aspirations.
• 30 mins - £20.
• 60 mins - £30.
• Recommend a friend - 1 free lesson.
• As above, but £5 more for each session to include travel expenses.
I pride myself on giving the best lessons to my students because nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing them progress and achieve their musical goals.
I look forward to hearing from you
28 customer reviews
Taught me exactly what I needed to know it a quick amount of time. An amazing amount of patience and was very well prepared for every lesson and circumstance. Very flexible with time!
Matthew was brilliant with my son, very patient with clear and consise instructions and had my son picking away very quickly.
Matt is great, really friendly and was really good at making me feel confident even though I’m a complete beginner , would definitely recommend him
Brilliant it was so easy to find a teacher. Matthew is amazing and is very patient with my 9 year old son. My son even said "Matthew is very nice and a very good teacher. " Very happy and excited to watch my son progress More...
It is great fun taking lessons Matthew really takes time to explaine. I feel I have learned so much since taking up lessons.
I really recommend Matt as a guitar teacher. He’s very patient and excellent at explaining key concepts. I’ve progressed a lot under his tuition, from being a complete beginner (although I think Matt would be great for any level). If you’re thinking about taking lessons I’d say take the plunge! More...
Matt,s a great teacher. My lesson is the highlight of my week.
Great experience!!! Always looked forward to my lessons and hope to continue in the future!!
Matt is a great teacher. He invested in quality equipments, therefore the online classes have a professional look. He is also very patient and has all the tools for a beginner (as myself) to learn guitar.
Matthew is awesome! I've been playing guitar (self taught) for a number of years, and in just a few lessons Matthew has greatly improved my sound and confidence! I really like that he spent the time to find out what music I like, finding songs that I want to learn, and being incredibly patient until it clicked and I got whatever it was he was trying to explain. I was hesitant to do Zoom lessons, but it's been really easy and a very good overall experience. More...
just brilliant. very patient and great teacher
Guitar function is brilliant put me in touch with guitar teacher very quickly, so I'm really happy, thanks to guitar function.
Matthew is very genuine and knowledgeable guitar instructor. Best parts of his classes is his patience and very positive attitude with smiling face all the time which makes the class interesting and motivating.
He explains all the Guitar techniques and playing pattern very clearly which makes my learning fine and quick.
I am very pleased to write for him and excited to learn more from him. More...
Matt has been teaching my 9 year old for a few weeks now! Really love his style of teaching and Leo is excited before his lesson & talks about it after!
Matt has taken Leo’s interests on board and is very patient with him!
Matt is reliable (which is a big thing for us and Leo), with emails and texts stating lesson times, and is really organised when he gets to our lesson! Cannot recommend enough!! More...
Hi I was a complete beginner and decided to have some lessons Matt at guitar function was recommended and was really impressed with matts professional approach and patience a great teacher really helpful with information and techniques taught me some 6 string & bass music I would like to think I can call him a friend as well now would highly recommend to anyone thinking of trying to play guitar and try lessons
I have been taking lessons with Matt for almost 2 months now. I'm really enjoying the sessions and Matt is a great teacher. The zoom format works very well and it's almost like being in the same room. Matt mixes the lessons up to include theory and playing fun songs. I would recommend Matt as a great guitar tutor. More...
Damn quick! Free trial lesson too.
Great tuition, my son is coming along really quickly. Teacher listens well to what the student needs & sets lessons to suit.
Matthew is a great teacher and the lessons are always fun.
Matt is great with the kids. Patient but also fun. Highly recommend him.
Mathew is always on time, and a very patient tutor; My daughter enjoying the lessons and feel she has learnt a lot
I recommend him a lot
Matt is a very patient teacher who will try various methods to suit the student in order for them to reach their goals. He works at a speed again of the student and not at a set one which makes any student feel more comfortable and willing to learn thus making the lessons much more enjoyable. Matt is always open to suggestions for the lessons weather it be technique, a new song or going back over something previous. The lessons are based round the ability of the student , no rushing no forced goals weather beginner or improver. As they say ‘music is for everyone’ so all the above makes this possible for you. More...
Matt used to teach my son guitar when we lived in Sussex. They always had a good time - Matt is patient, engaging and totally goes with the musical taste of students. I would absolutely recommend him
Matt is an incredible teacher. He is really versatile, and explores what kind of music inspires my daughter, and then builds up her technique and confidence playing music that she enjoys. My daughter really looks forward to her lessons, and asked me a few months ago if she could increase from 30 mins to 1 hour (which has never happened before in my household for a music lesson!). Matt has also managed the switch to virtual tuition very well and we have been continuing with weekly lessons throughout the Lock Down. Couldn't recommend him more highly! More...
Really motivated guitar lessons.
My daughter looks forward for her Fridays lessons. She is learning a new song every week and most importantly gaining confidence with her guitar. This is only possible as the teacher is patient and knows how to work with kids and motivate them. Thanks Matthew More...
Matthew is a very patient teacher and has taught my son guitar for over a year now. He was a complete beginner and with Matthews weekly lessons he is now confident to play many songs. Matthew has tailored their lessons to teach the style of music my son wanted to learn and we are very happy customers. We'd recommend Matthew to anyone wanting to learn to play guitar. More...
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Would Highly Recommend
Matthew from Guitar Function has been teaching my 9 year old niece for the last 6 months. They have been exploring a variety of instruments whilst she figured out which she preferred, including guitar, ukulele and the keyboard.
The tutors are friendly and professional and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Guitar Function to anyone who wants to learn an instrument, have fun and see results. More...
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