Matt Cowe – fingerstyle guitarist offering Skype and local guitar tuition

Matt Cowe, experienced guitarist and guitar teacher based in Ulverston in Cumbria, offering local and Skype guitar tuition.

Here you will find information about me and links to my Bandcamp site where you can find backing tracks to my Chet Atkins videos for sale.  Take a look at the gig list to see where you can catch me playing live. At present I am playing with local Beatles covers band ‘Dig A Pony‘, a great 4 piece band that concentrates on the later studio output of the Fab Four, including songs like ‘Something’, Come Together, ‘Yer Blues’, ‘And Your Bird Can Sing’ and ‘Dear Prudence’.

Check out my Soundcloud page where you can listen to various other projects I am engaged with, including my classical guitar compositions and the wonderful Louise Mary Martin Band. Go to my YouTube channel to check out my Chet Atkins videos. Read about my history and work and if you want to get in touch please leave a reply on the contact page.  If you want receive occasional emails with special offers then please sign up at the bottom of the page.

And of course I offer one to one guitar tuition in person or over the internet with Skype. Tuition in all styles, including rock, blues, folk, classical and country with a specialisation in the style of the great Chet Atkins.


backing tracks
Buy my backing tracks as used on my YouTube videos, great for pickin’ along to!


Listen to my various bands and solo projects



Matt Cowe Guitarist, Guitar Teacher, Chet Atkins style My name is Matt Cowe and I am a guitarist, Ulverston and Skype guitar teacher. I teach Chet Atkins fingerstyle guitar and beginners to advanced students in all styles from classical to rock. I am also a gigging musician and play in several local bands.   I…Continue Reading

30th Aug – Dig A Pony (Beatles cover band) – Gig In The Garden, The Old Friends, 3pm

14th Aug – Louise Mary Martin Band (Jazz Soul vocals) – The Hope and Anchor, Ulverston, 9pm

5th Sept – Duo with Paul Palmer (sax) – Cockermouth 9pm

6th Sep – Louise Mary Martin Band (Jazz Soul vocals) – Grasmere Guzzler, Tweedies Bar, Grasmere, time tba

9th Oct – Dig A Pony (Beatles cover band) – Bootleggers, Kendal, 9pm

12th Sep – Swing Guitars (duo with Jon Moore) Virginia House, Ulverston, 7.30pm

5th Nov – Groove HQ (Funky jazz) – Burgundy’s Wine Bar, Kendal, 9pm

6th Nov – Dig A Pony (Beatles cover band) – The Kings Arms, Cartmel, 9pm

13th Nov – Groove HQ (Funky jazz) – The Hope and Anchor, Ulverston, 9pm

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Gig News

Gig News

I will be playing with the wonderful guitarist Jon Moore on Tuesday 16th June at The Robert Gillow.  We’ll be playing a mixture of Chet Atkins and Django Reinhardt tunes.  The pub has a great atmosphere and it’s always fun to play there, it would be great to see you if you’re in the area.Read More

Another Fine Fest is coming

Another Fine Fest is coming

On Saturday 20th June the streets and pubs of Ulverston will be hosting the 2nd “Another Fine Fest”, celebrating all things Laurel and Hardy and just generally an opportunity for the town to enjoy a feast of live music and comedy happenings. Last year was a complete success and this year looks set to be…Read More

Chet Atkins Scale Lick

Chet Atkins Scale Lick

Here’s a fun scale type lick that Chet likes to use here and there.  Takes a bit of a stretch, but sounds great! Contact me for one to one lessons on Skype.Read More