Whether you want to sing opera, pop,
jazz or any other form of music the
initial technique is basically the same.

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Matt teaches all styles of piano playing,
Baroque, Classical, Romantic, modern,
jazz, blues, boogie-woogie, pop, and

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Theory Tuition

Music theory is a complex skill
requiring broad musical knowledge
and attention to detail.

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Matt Richardson Music

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Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher, Music Theory Teacher, Musician, and Composer based in Whites hill, 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.

Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher, & Music Theory Teacher

Alongside his peripatetic work in 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.

Musical Director

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.


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 Richardson Music

What I Offer

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Piano Accompaniment

Matt is available as an accompanist for all occasions.

With many years experience, Matt has accompanied a wide variety of instrumentalists, vocalists, choirs, and choral societies in many styles of music.

Whether you require an accompanist for rehearsal , an exam, an audition, or for a public performance or recording session, please contact Matt for further information.

Backing Tracks

If you need a backing track for your audition / performance, Matt can gladly assist you. He is able to record anything from a piano accompaniment through to a full band recreation of a song of any genre or style from either the sheet music, or the original recording.

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What Clients Say

Thank you for your patience and help with my singing. Without it I wouldn't have managed my distinction in grade 7 or grade 8.

Alex, aged 17

Over the years you've really helped me find my voice. I've really enjoyed every singing lesson, you're a great teacher. Thank you also for being patient with me, I wouldn't have passed my grade 8 without you.

Finty, aged 17

Thankyou very much for all your hard work and for teaching me and I will miss your great and not so great but just as funny jokes! I find practising a lot more appealing now, and that's saying something! Thankyou again.

Bethany, aged 12

Thanks so much for the excellent piano tuition. Somehow you managed to get Mike excited about Grades again and through to a Distinction at Grade 8. We were so pleased for Mike but he couldn't have done it without you...

Parents of Mike, aged 17

Thank you for all your help over the past two years! You've been an absolutely brilliant teacher. I've always really enjoyed our lessons and I feel like I have improved a lot recently. Plus I never thought I'd get a distinction at grade 8!!

Lizzie, aged 18

Thank you so much for everything over the past 4 years. I remember being so nervous in our first lesson, having not sung for years. You helped me to get back to my previous standard, and then improve so much more. Also, thank your believing in me more than I did myself, and asking me to be in the quartet, because without it I certainly wouldn't be as confident as I am now or have joined jazz, which I love. I am really going to miss our lessons next year, and will make a point of finding some opportunities to sing as soon as I go to Uni.

Ellie, aged 18

Thank you So, SO much for what you did last night. You are a true star and made the night for us!! Everyone we have spoken to thinks you are amazing!

Tim & Rachel, about their Wedding Night

'A week is a long time in Music Directorship', to paraphrase the late Harold Wilson. We are all very grateful to you for standing in at short notice, striking up an empathy with our students and leading the band with such style.

Headmaster, Rendcombe College

Many congratulations on your excellent work for "Evita" both in rehearsal and performance. You have the great respect of all the cast.

Head of Drama, Leighton Park School