Tuition and Workshops

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Ukulele and Music Lessons!

Matthew is a caring, flexible and understanding ukulele tutor, able to cater to almost all cases. He teaches from his music studio at his house, but is also conveniently located to teach at pupils’ homes in Hampshire, London, Surrey, Berkshire, West Sussex and further afield.
Matthew is happy to accept learners of all abilities.

  • Beginners to advanced players
  • Sopranos to baritones, banjoleles to basses
  • One-to-one or small groups
  • Regular or one-off sessions
  • Any genre, any style
  • In person or online
  • Playing, theory, technique, practice
  • Music GCSE, A level and exam tutoring

Lessons are always tailored to the individual, where pupils can develop at their own pace. Topics covered are always a combination of what the pupil wants to learn and what the pupil needs to learn in order to progress.

“…[Matthew] explains everything so clearly. Everything he says just makes so much sense…”

Workshop attendee, Sussex Ukulele Festival 2019


  One-to-one Small groups (per person) GCSE/A-level exam tuition
30 mins £12.00 £10.00  
60s mins £20.00 £15.00 £10.00 an hour
90 mins £30.00


Any cancellations on the part of a private pupil made within 48 hours of the booking time may still be subject to a full charge price.
*Prices above are based on lessons where students visit Matthew’s home or for online lessons. Additional travel and fuel expenses will be applied for any travel Matthew must make. 

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Matthew is available for workshops at festivals or clubs. He can offer a wide range of services, offering sessions that look in detail at specific topics from both a theoretical and a practical stance.

Festivals Matthew has held workshops at include Bracklesham Ukulele Weekend, Shrewkfest, Isle of Wight Ukulele Festival, Windsor Ukulele Festival and more…

To see where Matthew is due to give a public workshop at a festival, please click here or go to the Gigs page.

While well-versed in almost all aspects of music, some popular examples of Matthew’s workshops are:

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“This is wonderful, Matthew. EVERY Formby-style player who has trouble bridging learning the basic strokes and playing polished solos should study this. It’s what we’ve all been after. Heading to your Paypal tip jar to say “thank you”. Still only a third of the way through but it’s already invaluable.”

Simon Rose, on Matthew’s George Formby how-to YouTube video, May 2020


Cover photo: Matthew mid-speech, delivering his workshop on chord progressions at the Windsor Ukulele Festival, June 2018
Video: a playlist of free online lessons by Matthew Quilliam
Bottom photo: an audience gathers for one of Matthew’s sold-out workshops at Shrewkfest, 2019