– Frances Miller  11.11.16

I have been learning to play the classical guitar with Flavio Matani for two years and feel as enthusiastic about the experience as when I first began.

Progress has been steady, each stage allowing a sense of achievement brought about by guidance in ways of practising and by setting pieces that stretch mind and hands.

Learning to play the guitar with Flavio thoroughly recommended

• Roger Smith:

I have been taking lessons with Flavio for some time. They have been unfailingly enjoyable and I have learnt an enormous amount, about music generally as well as the guitar. I would recommend him without hesitation.

• David Gardham:

I’d had a few guitar lessons at school (over 15 years ago!) and enjoyed playing guitar in my spare time. I decided it was time to take formal lessons as I was keen to develop my skills and knowledge further.  I found Flavio randomly – but he has proved to be a fantastic teacher. He is knowledgeable, encouraging and inspiring- as well as an annoyingly good guitarist!  I’m a classical player but he teaches a whole range of stuff.  I’ve had lessons with Flavio for 18 months and am delighted with how my playing and theory has improved.  But most importantly he’s helped me rediscover my passion for the guitar.
(David reached ABRSM Grade 8 in 2015 after only a couple of years taking lessons).

• Patrick Duggan Jnr

You probably don’t remember but one of the first pieces you taught me was the beautiful acoustic “is there anybody out there”
I was in awe and thought my fingers will never be able to play that,then came Brouwer.
Before I knew what was happening I was playing the lead from comfortably numb and working on Steve Vai, Van Halen, Johnny Marr and John Dowland!

(more to come…)

We have recently helped our pupils David Gardham, Marcel Armour and Zeynep Sun prepare for their successful ABRSM Grade 8 exams.

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Testimonials from past and present pupils