Teacher's Biography:

Hi, I'm Matt, owner and teacher at FunkyDog Guitar Lessons. I've loved music all of my life and I've been playing the guitar since I was 11 years old and playing in bands since I was 14! I started out my professional music career when I attended the British Institute of Modern Music and I've been playing live music and teaching ever since.

I've done all sorts of jobs in the music industry from recording sessions to playing live in Europe but I have extensive and varied teaching experience. I started off teaching 1:1 guitar and then gained a PGCE qualification and since then I've worked in schools and became Head of Music at a secondary school and after that, I started to teach private guitar lessons full time.

Music Qualifications / Achievements:

I started off at Lincoln College where I had some brilliant tutors and mentors. After that, I moved straight down to Brighton to attend the British Institute of Modern music. I had a great musical time at BIMM and came away with a degree in Professional Musicianship.

Later, I studied for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and then gained Qualified Teacher Status just after. I've done everything from 1:1 guitar teaching to speaking in front of 140 kids!

Proudest moments:

  • Releasing two albums with a band I was in Eibon la Furies
  • Playing a residency in Nice, France
  • Being in a band which was featured as part of Wundershon, a German travel documentary on WDR
  • Playing all around the UK and Europe


To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my lessons, don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].

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You can see where I teach my lessons from in the Google Map below, my full teaching address will be disclosed on booking your first lesson. I am also a mobile music teacher so can travel to you to teach you in the comfort of your own home – for more information simply get in touch.

2 reviews for Matt Cook


Matt has been brilliant with my 9 year-old son. Friendly and professional Matt has been very encouraging and supportive. Could not have asked for better tutor, highly recommend him!


Matt is a so friendly and patient. He tailors his lessons to your needs/abilities, is super supportive and encouraging and truly cares about your learning/improvement. I would definitely recommend him to anyone of any ability.

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