Here are some recent reviews from students

Callum from London

Matt is able to teach me in a way that is relevant to my current skill level. Over the past year I was able to go from not understanding the Chet style picking patterns, to being able to play along as I learn the tunes. 

My lessons once per week are my one hour to shut myself off from everything else and be all about guitar playing. 

The lessons I have had with Matt have been very educational and rewarding, and I look forward to many more in the future.

Simon from Cumbria

I have learned so much from my lessons with Matt.  Not only is Matt a superb guitar player but he is a brilliant teacher along with it.  He has incredible patience with those of us whose fingers don’t dance across the fretboard the way his do!  His musical knowledge goes so deep, but he also makes the technical stuff accessible.  His ability to adapt to whatever style of music I might happen upon for that lesson is amazing.  Thoroughly recommend you try a lesson with Matt, you won’t regret it.

Elizabeth from Cumbria

When I started learning the Ukulele after the second lock down it was so important to have such a knowledgable teacher like Matt to get advice from, it was invaluable to my progress.

Karen from Cambridge

I have only just started having lessons with Matt, after witnessing his incredible guitar playing at a friend’s birthday party a few weeks’ ago.  I am a complete beginner, but he spent a lot of time making sure I bought the right guitar and accessories at the outset, and he planned my first few lessons skillfully around my somewhat questionable ability! Always patient and encouraging, he is an awesome teacher and I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to either start from scratch or work on improving their existing skills.

Ben from the USA

“I have been taking “Chet Atkins” style Skype lessons from Matt for several months, and could not be happier with my progress. I had to come up to speed using TAB, but that has not been a problem. Matt is an excellent teacher and easy to work with. If you want to sound like Chet then Matt’s the answer.”

John from the USA

“Matt Cowe has really helped me play the guitar better and in addition to being a very good teacher, he has also transcribed finger-style guitar arrangements for me for tunes that I really wanted to learn to play, which has really improved my playing”.

Andrew from Australia

“Matt Cowe’s depth of experience covers all the bases. From music theory, live performance, improvisation, and recording. He has highly developed music transcription skills at a level of accuracy that constantly surprises me. Matt has transcribed guitar works over a wide variety of genres including classical, jazz, blues, ragtime and fingerpicking and I’m sure that has contributed to his great depth of practical exposure and insight into those genres. Matt is also a great guitarist technically – one only needs to listen to him for five seconds to work that out.

Best of all, Matt is a great teacher with a lot of formal musical education of his own behind him and he patiently provides lessons and materials that have greatly assisted me. His mentoring and tuition via Skype is the best thing I’ve done musically in years.”

Carlos from Spain

“Matt is a fantastic teacher, very friendly and he knows exactly what you need to improve your playing, after 5 minutes talking to him you feel really confident talking and playing, I would recommend him to anyone who wants to be a better musician”.

Peter from Ulverston

“I particularly enjoyed my sessions with Matt as he combines a high degree of technical capability with a genuine passion for his art across a wide variety of musical styles”