Matt Richardson is a Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher, Music Theory Teacher, Musician, and Composer based in Whiteshill, north of Stroud, in Gloucestershire. A pianist and singer, he gained his BA (Hons) in Music in 1999, and in 2000 continued his studies to achieve an MA in Composition, from Kingston University.
Alongside his peripatetic work in Berkshire and Gloucestershire, Matt also has a well-established Private Teaching Practice, where he offers lessons in Piano, Singing, and Music Theory. He accepts pupils from the age of 6 through to adult, and teaches all levels from beginner through to grade 8 (ABRSM, Trinity Guildhall, LAMDA, and London College of Music) standard, in Music Theory and piano, and up to ARSM standard in singing.
Matt is a professional baritone who performs concerts of Broadway and West End hits. These evening entertainments will remind you of many fantastic shows you know and maybe introduce you to some you do not through story telling and songs from Musical Theatre great composers such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Lerner & Lowe, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jason Robert Brown.
As a piano vocalist and piano bar entertainer, Matt is available for weddings, corporate events, functions, parties, hotels, piano bars and restaurants. He plays a wide variety of music with a vast repertoire of songs, covering popular music from the 50's right through to current chart material, including pop, rock, disco, background music, and piano-karaoke, which enables him to be a versatile piano bar performer suitable for any party or venue.
Matt is also a experienced Musical Director and has been appointed by numerous Operatic Societies and Amateur Dramatic Societies to work on productions. Shows have been varied in styles and include various Gilbert & Sullivan Operettas, Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, 42nd Street, Follies, Annie, Sweet Charity, Little Shop of Horrors, Honk, Fame, Evita, Parade, and Hairspray to name just a few.