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Please drop me a line to discuss your requirements if you are considering tuition in any of the following areas:


Double Bass, classical or jazz 

Bass Guitar




Rhythmic Awareness


Music Theory

Application for study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. (I have 100% success rate with this. Plus two of my students were awarded scholarships to study postgrad jazz bass at London conservatoires)  

I am ideally set up for tuition at home, with a bespoke music room, good quality piano, audio equipment, and plenty of educational materials to hand 

Matt Ridley:

BMus (hons) Trinity College of Music 2005, 2:1, principal study Jazz Bass

Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music, QCF level 6 diploma 2017, Classical Double Bass

HND Bass Guitar, Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford, 2000

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"I'm very glad to have had Matt recommended to me as a double bass teacher. I have been having lessons with Matt for over a year now - In my first few lessons Matt quickly identified issues with my technique and gave me exercises to resolve them, meaning I soon noticed an improvement in my tone and sound production. He has continued to help me develop my technical ability, whilst also broadening my understanding of jazz harmony and improvisation, as well as helping me to make my practice more productive. Recently Matt has helped me prepare for successful audition to study jazz double bass at music college."



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