Lessons

Awarded BMus and an MMus from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Kieran has been playing guitar for over 18 years and has 10 years teaching experience.
Extensive knowledge in genres ranging from jazz, classical, pop, rock and blues.

TESTIMONIALS

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Kieran is currently teaching my two boys aged 10 and 7 to play the guitar starting them off having had no experience at all of playing guitar’s, and only really ever tinkering about on them at home.
Kieran held their interest immediately and with his teaching technique, the basic use of chords and strumming are quickly sinking in.
Kieran holds their attention very well and they enjoy his lessons immensely.
My boys have very different personalities and require different teaching methods for the information to be digested by them.
Kieran has the ability to adapt his method of teaching to suit them both, and keep their attention throughout the hours lesson, which is great for my boys, who’s minds can easily wander.
I would recommend Kieran to anyone of any ability who wishes to learn guitar from the very beginning, and guitar players who want to brush up on their current skill base.
Kate Sharrad Williams

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As a self taught Bass Player with over 14 years experience and being in a great many bands I always felt my playing technique needed improvement. Having seen Kieran’s abilities on you tube and social media, I contacted him with a view to teaching this old dog a few tricks.
My only regret is I have not discovered Kieran as a mentor and teacher earlier, I realise I have a lot to unlearn and improve on and one lesson in he simply changed the way I play for the better.
His patience and maturity as a teacher for his age simply astounds me and has given me a renewed passion and vigour within my playing. I always look forward to the next lesson and he knows just how far to push me each session to keep me hungry for more.
Simply put don’t make the same mistake I did, get a teacher today and if you want the best, get Kieran Matthews.
David Owen

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My daughter, Charlotte, has been having guitar lessons from Kieran for a year and a half.  Charlotte is 9 and looks forward to every lesson.  It has also been a delight to see how her self confidence has grown during this time.
Kieran is a very talented young man with a lovely personality and shows great enthusiasm when he is teaching.
The lessons are always planned and structured and Charlotte is able to remain focused throughout.  He is able to deliver a high standard of teaching, with excellent communication with students of all ages.
It is clearly obvious that Kieran is a dedicated and committed teacher.
Debbie Baylay

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Bringing the best sensibilities of both jazz and modern guitar approaches, Kieran Mathews delivers a knock-out guitar lesson. Slashing away the superfluous to work on the specific techniques required to get you fast tracked in any discipline, Mr Matthews infuses his lesson delivery with an almost apoplectic energy that can’t help but inspire. One lesson with this rising star is worth a whole course of by the numbers cookie-cutter guitar teaching. MY FINGERS FEEL POSSESED!
Ricardo Livisone, Lead guitarist for kiwi band Living Dust

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Kieran has been teaching my 8 year old son Joe guitar for 2 years now. During this time, Joe’s confidence, ability and enjoyment of his guitar lessons have grown enormously. Kieran is a very enthusiastic and committed teacher, he strikes the right balance between patience, fun and challenging Joe to increase his attainment level. Joe now spontaneously practices guitar outside of their lessons in order to improve, something he never did before. He will be taking his Initial Grade Exam in January and Kieran has ensured he is not only well prepared but is encouraging him to achieve the highest grade he possibly can. Kieran started teaching Joe at a time when he had become de-motivated with his instrument, he has managed to completely turn this around and it is really lovely for us as parents to watch Joe gain such pleasure from playing his guitar. We are very grateful to have found Kieran, he really is a wonderful guitar teacher.
Vikki Done

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I had a very informative acoustic guitar lesson, with everything put across in a way that I would understand and could translate into my own style of playing. Kieran is helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him if you’re wishing to learn any level of guitar.
 Piers Cadman

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If you would like a lesson or more information about lessons with Kieran then please send a him a message at matthewsk@live.com