Your [RCM final] recital was so special, I felt really touched and inspired, and so emotional. I never knew that the trombone could be so beautiful, and it makes me feel excited to go and practise to find some of that emotion back that I felt in your playing. Thank you so much and congratulations!
Incredibly inventive and musically intelligent, Matt is the ideal player for occasions where real innovation and a curiosity to explore matter.
Norman J. (Encore Review)
Julian E. (Top Hat Review)
Matthew is a delightful tutor - enthusiastic and knowledgeable -who seems to be a natural teacher. Matthew patiently and thoughtfully tailors my lessons so that they match my needs and interests. He somehow achieves a balance of humour and firm discipline and has helped me – a novice brass player – to achieve exam success.Even more important for me, Matthew’s own infectious love of his craft has encouraged and nurtured in me a sense of fun and enjoyment in playing my instrument.
Matt is a wonderful trombone teacher. He is very patient and kind. My daughter looks forwards to her lessons with Matt every week and is taking her second exam with him now. Matt has been teaching my daughter for a couple of years, so she has gone from not playing the trombone at all, to taking her grade two and joining the orchestra at school.
Matt has been teaching William for a year, in that time we have seen William really progress in all aspects of the trumpet and pass his grade 3 exam with merit. Matt is patient, kind, fair and firm in his teaching style. He is flexible in his approach and accommodating. Matt himself is an excellent musician with tonnes of enthusiasm that he uses with great effect to inspire William.
Matt is a great teacher with a fantastic sense of humour. When I went to see Matt in concert it inspired me to want to play as part of a group.
William, aged 10
Matt has taught Tom at the London College of Music. Matt's passion and discipline in music is infectious. His ability to engage with Tom and his calm, small step detailed approach in his music teaching have helped Tom to consolidate many areas of his brass learning. During his teaching, Tom has gained a place to study at Trinity Laban Junior School. With much appreciation, Tom says "Matt is a very good teacher."
Matt has been a brilliant trombone teacher.
Encouraging, inspiring, good humoured and above all patient with my son. Highly recommended.
Wow!!!! It’s [Hark! The Herald Angels Sing] absolutely incredible!! Thank you so much for this. That’s a real talent that you’ve got. I think it’s spot on for the kind of thing that we are looking for.
WE LOVE IT!! [All I Want For Christmas Is You] It's so great. Really on point for what we were looking for.
Thanks so much again for everything. The arrangement was excellent and went down amazingly well!
This [Nimrod by Edward Elgar for Brass Quintet] is a very nice arrangement and we have used it several times for performances already. Most notably, it was perfect for our "All British" performance for a Veteran's Day concert that was held as part of Britsburgh this year (celebrating British Expats in the Pittsburgh area).
Nice arrangement. Thank you.
Doug P., Pennysylvania, USA - Shadyside Brass
Your pieces [Jupiter by Gustav Holst for Brass Quartet, Nimrod by Edward Elgar for Brass Quintet and The British Legion March by Thomas Bidgood for Brass Quintet] were a big hit. Thought they were well written.
The concert went well. Half the audience were crying. They loved it.
Guy E., Ottawa, Canada - Ottawa Chamber Players
This [Miserere Mei Deus by Gregorio Allegri for Brass Quintet] is majestic and amazing, wonderful work.
He consistently produces high quality, beautifully typeset charts and has yet to even come close to missing a deadline.
Simon N. - Professional Orchestrator
It's so great to get such a quick and professional service!
Many thanks again for your really excellent, very professional service. I'll most certainly be in touch again.
I contacted Matt as I needed some piano music professionally copied in digital and hard copy formats. I also asked for a CD copy that he also converted to an mp4 file and gave me advice on how to upload it to Youtube. His expertise in all areas is outstanding and the service I received was excellent. Thank you Matt
Barry T. - Composer
Matt, I can't thank you enough for pulling this [album of vocal transcriptions] out of the bag for me at such short notice. It's exactly what I was after.
"This song got me really into loving my trombone in High School; This transcription [Body and Soul by Bill Watrous] alone was huge inspiration for the career I have today. It cannot be overstated how much of an impact this video has had on me. Thanks a bunch, Matt"
I need to thank you for this transcription [Body and Soul by Bill Watrous]. Although I'll never come close, I'm having a wonderful time trying to play this piece as beautfully as Bill [Watrous]. Great transcription.
Amazing. I don't know how you transcribe that [Body and Soul by Bill Watrous], but hats off, superb.