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Testimonials

Feel free to write a testimonial by filling in the form here.

Trombonist

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!

Rosie B.

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)

Teacher

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.

Denise B.

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.

Nida, parent

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.

Natalie, parent

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."

Carry, parent

Arranger

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.


        Dreamgirls Brass Section
  

 
    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!


        Massive Jazz Orchestra

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.

Charles C.

Music Preparation

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!

Jeremy W.

Many thanks again for your really excellent, very professional service. I'll most certainly be in touch again.

Michael B.

Transcriber

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.

Josh G.

Amazing. I don't know how you transcribe that [Body and Soul by Bill Watrous], but hats off, superb.

Thomas G.