I have over 20 years experience teaching piano and keyboards to all ages from beginners to Grade 8. Lessons are 30 mins long or 45 mins for advanced pupils if required and cover all aspects including Theory, Composition and Improvising too.

I have a 100% pass rate with pupils who pursue the ABRSM exam syllabus. However all lessons are tailored to the pupils needs and desires in a relaxed, fun atmosphere with flexible times to suit all lifestyles. I’m more than happy to teach modern styles and Pop music as I spent over 20 years playing synths and keyboards in Pop/Rock/Indie/Dance and Electronic groups.

Matthew OConnor

Lessons take place in my dedicated piano studio in my home using my Yamaha P114 upright acoustic or a Roland RD700NX. I can also offer online lessons using FaceTime or Skype and am fully DBS checked. I hold regular pupil concerts which are very popular as it’s a fantastic way to build confidence and the all important live performance experience.

I constantly improve all aspects of my teaching attending regular CPD courses, Summer Schools and Conferences held by ABRSM, EPTAUK and the Musicians Union all of which I’m a dedicated member of. I very much look forward to hearing from you so please don’t hesitate in contacting me to discuss options further. Many thanks for your time and I very much look forward to playing my part in your musical journey soon. call

Student performances

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I really enjoy my lessons with Matthew. He helps me get things right and gives me tips on places where I go wrong.
It's exciting to do a concert with all the other pupils. It's interesting to hear the whole range of styles people play. Hearing the more advanced pupils motivates me to play my best."
Martin Rochigneux
"Matthew is a fantastic piano teacher who has helped me through my pieces with his kind, patient and informative approach. I would highly recommend Matthew for piano tuition.
Will Leach, 11
"After Nancy’s first lesson she said “That was the first time I’ve been taught by a teacher and enjoyed myself” She still enjoys her piano lessons and that’s mainly because of Matthew’s calm, agreeable, uncritical and encouraging style of teaching. A kind, intelligent, talented man. I thoroughly recommend him
Trisha, Nancy's MUM


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