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You too can learn to play the guitar -and I can help you!

I'm a guitarist from Venezuela now residing in the U. K. for many years..  I studied Classical Guitar with Leopoldo Igarza at the Escuela Superior de Música J A Lamas in Caracas, where I got a degree as a Profesor Ejecutante de Guitarra Clásica. On coming to the UK I studied with John W Duarte and took master classes with many distinguished masters of the instrument including Elliot Fisk, Ricardo Iznaola and Fabio Zanon. I am  available for concerts, private recitals and tuition on the classical and electric guitar in the North and Central London areas. I  teach classical, electric and acoustic guitar and can and do coach for ABRSM and Trinity grade exams up to and beyond Grade 8 as well as Rockschool and Trinity Rock&Pop. I love what I do and it makes me happy to be able to share my passion with others. Since starting as a professional Music Teacher so many years ago, I’ve been privileged to see so many students discover their natural skills and abilities and reach results they never dreamed were possible. If that sounds like something you’d like to explore, get in touch.


• From pupils past and present:

• 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…)

Mylene Lagarde

Flavio has been teaching our (6y old) son for nearly a year now - he is a fantastic teacher, incredibly patient. He has even been able to keep on Max going on Zoom since the start of the lockdown. Thanks to Flavio for continuing to nurture Max's passion!

- Annaliese L

Professional teacher with a good etiquette. He has a great understanding of music along with the ability to teach it. I have been having lessons for 3 years and have loved it! I have come very far thanks to Flavio

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We have in recent years helped our pupils David Gardham, Marcel Armour and Zeynep Sun prepare for their successful ABRSM Guitar Grade 8 exams as well as our pupil Wojciech Skoczynski on his very successful ABRSM Theory of Music Grade 8 exam.

© 2020 Flavio Matani 



Professional Guidance on Guitar, Bass Guitar, Theory of Music

I'm a guitarist from Venezuela now residing in North London,  U. K. for many years.. I'm available for concerts, private recitals and tuition on the classical, electric and bass guitar as well as Theory of Music in the North and Central London areas.  can and do coach for ABRSM and Trinity grade exams up to and beyond Grade 8 as well as Rockschool and Trinity Rock&Pop.

We do Online lessons! Email or phone for details. 

+44 7958527692