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Mr Matthew Heron
Mr Matthew Heron

Qualifications:
GCSE Music
A Level Music
Introduction to Safeguarding Children

Professional Session Musician (17 years experience)
Professional Recording & Mix Engineer (12 years experience)
Professional Music Tutor (11 years experience)
Instruments: Acoustic Guitar
Electric Guitar
Bass Guitar
Ukulele
Music Theory *
Music Technology *
Music Production *
Genre/Style(s): Acoustic, Pop, Rock, Folk etc
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Notes:

“…a highly experienced musician, tutor & multi-instrumentalist…”
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As a professional musician & multi-instrumentalist who has been performing live for almost seventeen years in various successful original & cover bands, I've gained experience in many musical fields.

Including composing, performing, recording & producing music with The Sub Rosas, I have spent time with bands in rehearsal & recording studios using industry standard equipment & processes while serving more of an engineer & producer role.

Acting as a session player for bands has encouraged me to become a more rounded musician, a more confident performer & a more tasteful & creative player, playing to complement each individual song. This has led to being booked to play at some prestigious venues including Dingwalls (Camden, London), Fairfield Halls (Croydon, London), Old Trafford (Manchester, Lancashire) & The Trump Tower (Istanbul, Turkey). A highlight has been working with record producer Charlie Hugall (Florence & The Machine/Ed Sheeran/Kaiser Chiefs) at The Dairy Studios in Brixton, while playing guitar for the No More Navigators & performing with Matthew Jure A.K.A Day V Lately who are signed to record label Tactal Hots Music.
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“…friendly, encouraging & skilled, always prompt & generous with his time…”
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I have been a private music tutor for the past 11 years, specialising in Guitar, both electric & acoustic, as well as the Ukulele. Working with individuals & group sessions, I have a gained a great deal of experience teaching people of all age groups & ability levels, specifically at Kemnal Technology College, Sidcup, Kent, while I was the school's in house Guitar tutor.

I take a lot of enjoyment from playing music & I am always enthusiastic about teaching my students how to have fun as well as improve their playing.

My approach to lessons is always relaxed & informal. Lesson topics are normally directed towards your own personal areas of interest, with an emphasis on teaching you practical applications of the techniques you learn, since the goal is to learn to play music, understand it & hopefully, have fun at the same time.

As well as teaching instruments, it is my intention to give all of my students a greater understanding of how music works, & therefore a greater appreciation for it.

To coincide with lessons, I also keep a record of your progress so that together we can work towards improving your playing & not using lesson time just for practice.

Lessons last one hour, although I teach two hour sessions regularly & see a steeper learning curve with these tutees. Prices start at £50 per hour for Guitar (both Acoustic & Electric) & Ukulele. Audio Production, Music Technology & Music Theory are £65 per hour.

Many students feel that a weekly lesson arrangement does aid them to keep focused & progress steadily, although it is not necessarily essential. Whereas children will often benefit from frequent weekly rather than fortnightly lessons since the structure & constant support of these sessions help keep them on track.
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Contact Matthew

Address: Crystal Palace
London
Greater London
SE19
Phone: Show Number
Fee (60 minutes): £50.00
Fee (60 minutes): £65.00

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