Matt-Matt Owens from Noah and the Whale, Guitar & Piano lessons
  • Teach Online
    Teach Online
  • Bachelors Degree
    Bachelors Degree
  • 10 Years Experience
    10 Years Experience
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Matt Owens from Noah and the Whale, Guitar & Piano lessons

£40 per hour

Matt is a British singer-songwriter and musician, who came to prominence as one of the founder members of indie-folk band Noah and the Whale, and for fronting Rock’n’Roll band Little Mammoths. Matt recorded four albums with Noah and the Whale, (under the pseudonym of Urby Whale) that have collectively sold over a million copies in the U.K, including two gold records and one platinum record. Having toured the world continuously since 2006 (with both bands and solo) he’s played festivals such as Glastonbury, Austin City Limits, Fuji Rock and Lollapalooza, touring with Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend and Broken Social Scene.

One of the key things I endorse is learning music through the songs and styles that you want to play. I teach students of all ages and abilities from my home studio in East Dulwich where I have a range of instruments including a Bechstein piano and I always tailor my teaching to the strengths and preferences of the individual. The most important thing for me is that you enjoy your lessons. I want you to leave with a heightened understanding, feeling inspired and passionate about your playing.

I am also available to travel to your home but please message me to discuss this further.

Song-writing Lesson
Music Theory
Acoustic Guitar
Bass Guitar
Electric Guitar
Rock School – Day Course

Tutoring / Teaching Experience

In tandem with my performing career, I have acquired considerable experience as a private teacher of guitar, keyboards and violin, especially with children of school age. I have also coached would-be bands in the intricacies and disciplines of ensemble playing.

I enjoy the challenges of teaching, and the reward of seeing pupils make the absolute most of their talents. My own enthusiasm for the guitar is a key factor in my approach to tuition.

Tutoring experience:10 years

  • I am flexible

Reviews and References
5.0 (3 Reviews)
Dr Douglas (Reference)
Suitability for tutoring
I have known Matt Owens since childhood and we worked together for nearly five years. He is one of a very small group of people who I trust absolutely. Whatever Matt does in work and in his private life he commits entirely. We have worked in high pressured environments all over the world and Matt has always maintained his characteristic punctuality, approachability and dependability. He achieves the highest standards in music without any trace of ego or pretentiousness. I cannot recommend Matt highly enough as a musician, a tutor or a colleague and friend.
Tom (Reference)
Suitability for tutoring
Matt is a very talented musician who's enthusiasm for everything musical is nothing short of infectious. He is very experienced, having played shows all over the world to big crowds, and, most importantly for tuition, brings a huge sense of fun!
Matt is a fantastic teacher. Very patient and professional. Could not recommend him highly enough!

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Bachelors Degree in Classics (2:2)

Bristol University (2005)

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