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Mr Matthew Smith


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Matt is a freelance trombonist, brass teacher and music arranger based in London, and is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Music, London.

He has a lot of experience of a wide variety of genres, including playing in orchestras, operas, musicals, big bands, wind bands, brass bands, function bands, ska bands, brass quintets, and trombone quartets, as well as performing as a soloist with several orchestras and doing session work in studios.

Matt's teaching experience includes private teaching of all ages for several years around London, brass tutor at the London College of Music, work experience teaching at the City of London Boy's School, and the RCM's 'Sparks' Programme running workshops for all ages.

Matt started playing the trombone at the age of 12, and quickly progressed through the grades achieving Grade 8 in four years, under the tuition of Richard Hall. He then went on to study jazz trombone with Richard and achieved Grade 5 jazz trombone the next year.

Realising that he wanted to make a career in music, Matt began lessons with Jayne Murrill, a trombonist of the acclaimed Bones Apart trombone quartet.

He auditioned at the Royal College of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire, and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and was accepted at all of these.

Matt spent a very enjoyable four years studying trombone at the Royal College of Music with Lindsay Shilling, Byron Fulcher, Amos Miller, and Roger Harvey, and jazz trombone with Richard Edwards.

He was awarded the Gordon S. Lang Scholarship by CCL Ind. to study at the RCM, and was also a Norfolk Scholar. In his final year at the RCM, Matt won the trombone prize in the RCM's Solo Brass Competition 2017.

He graduated from the Royal College of Music in July 2017 with a First Class Bachelor of Music degree with Honours.

Matt is now a freelance musician, brass teacher and music arranger based in London.

Contact Matthew

Address: Mitcham
Greater London
Fee (60 minutes): £50.00
Fee (30 minutes): £30.00

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