In association with
Mr Matthew Parkinson
Mr Matthew Parkinson

MA Jazz Performance
BA(Hons) Jazz Studies
Grade 8 Drum Kit
Instruments: Drum Kit
Snare Drum
Latin Percussion Instruments
Music Theory
Sibelius Software
Genre/Style(s): Rock/Pop
Funk/Hip Hop
Afro Cuban/Brazilian
Latin Percussion Instruments
Odd Meters
Sight Reading
Ensemble Skills
Aural Skills
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Matt Parkinson is a drummer, percussionist and composer based in London. He regularly performs in a variety of different contexts and his playing encompasses elements of jazz, rock, folk, latin, world music and everything in between. He has been fortunate enough to perform at many prestigious venues throughout the UK including Wembley Stadium, Buckingham Palace, The South Bank Centre, Pizza Express Jazz Club, The Jazz Café, The 606 Club, The Camden Forge, The Vortex Jazz Club & The Edinburgh Jazz Bar.

Matt recently graduated from the postgraduate jazz course at the Royal Academy of Music where he studied drum kit with Martin France, Ian Thomas and Jim Hart, percussion with Dave Pattman and Barak Schmool and composition with Pete Churchill.

Alongside jazz, Matt has spent much time studying and performing the traditional folkloric music of Cuba, Brazil and West Africa.

Matt is an experienced and enthusiastic teacher who has worked with students of all ages and abilities, having taught one to one lessons and led percussion and improvisation workshops in numerous schools and colleges. He currently teaches for Tower Hamlets music service and Merton Music Foundation, as well as teaching privately.

Matt always strives to make music an enjoyable and rewarding experience and share his passion for music with others. He is good at addressing a studentís individual needs and interests whilst also focusing on fundamental skills. Mattís teaching covers all styles of drum set and latin percussion. He can work to a syllabus such as ABRSM, Trinity or Rockschool Grades and help prepare students for GCSE/A Level examinations.

Lessons with Matt can take place at his home in South London, or he can travel to you at a small cost. Matt Is fully DBS checked and has completed recent safeguarding training.

Lessons cost £30 an hour or £15 for 30 minutes.

Please feel to get in touch if you are interested!

Contact Matthew

Address: Greater London
Phone: N/A
Mobile: 07788 580328
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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