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Mr Matthew Johns
Mr Matthew Johns

GTP Graduate Teacher Programme (QTS Qualified Teacher Status) - Portsmouth University
MA Composing for Film and TV - Kingston University
BMus (Hons) Music Degree - Surrey University
Instruments: Drumkit
Snare Drum
Orchestral Percussion
Tuned Percussion
Genre/Style(s): Rock
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Matthew Johns has taught drumkit and percussion to children and adults for over 15 years, including having worked as a full-time visiting music teacher with Hampshire Music Service between 2002 & 2014. Matthew holds Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), having completed a Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) with Portsmouth University. He studied drumkit with Andy Bold & Paul Francis (Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel) and percussion with Cameron Sinclair (Philharmonia Orchestra) and Jackie Kendle (Royal Ballet) whilst studying for his BMus (Hons) Music Degree at Surrey University. He completed a Masterís degree in Composing for Film & TV at Kingston University, and won the Postgraduate Concerto Competition which gave him the opportunity to perform the Concerto for Vibraphone and Orchestra by Ney Rosauro with the universityís orchestra.

Matthew has performed with a number of bands across a broad range of styles including rock, country and big band jazz. He was the timpanist with the Windsor and Maidenhead Symphony Orchestra for a number of years. He has also played with other orchestras, wind bands, in musicals and has been a regular player with the London School of Samba since 2010. He has performed at iconic venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (as part of the flag handover presentation of Rio during the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games).

Matthew teaches privately from his home in Ash Vale, Surrey and can teach you in your own home. Get in contact to discuss availability and pricing.


Contact Matthew

Address: Ash Vale,
GU12 5QN
Phone: 07572 017114
Mobile: 07572 017114

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