Matteo Ciminari

  • Prices: £20 per half hour / £35 per hour
  • Location: SE23 1DH / Mobile Teacher
  • Instrument(s) Taught: Guitar
  • Ages: Children (8+) & Adults
  • Genres Covered: Rock, Pop, Jazz, Metal, Blues, Avant-garde, Acoustic, Folk
  • Contact: [email protected]

Teacher's Biography:

Matteo Ciminari is a guitarist, composer and theremin player with over 25 years experience. He teaches students of all ages and levels adapting his lessons to the student’s needs with the intent to equip them with the tools to expand their musical curiosity and imagination.

Music Qualifications / Achievements:

  • Involved in “Dimensionality and Appropriation in Digital Musical Instruments” research, Queen Mary University of London
  • Bachelor's degree “Arrangement and composition for jazz ensembles” – G.B.Pergolesi Conservatory (Italy)
  • Sound Technician (2006 – 2007) “Potemkin Studio” – (Italy)
  • FSE course for professional qualification on Sound Engineering – (Italy)
  • Original music for advertisement, corporate, web series, tv broadcasts


  • “Yellow Award Tradition & Innovation” at Jazzup festival – Viterbo (Italy)
  • “Audience Award” at Chicco Bettinardi National Award – Piacenza (Italy)
  • “Harlock Award” at Rimusicazioni film festival 4ff – Bolzano (Italy)
  • “First Prize” at "Moviemento", festival of sound creations for images – Napoli (Italy)
  • Finalist at “Strade del Cinema”, international festival of silent films with live music – Aosta (Italy)


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].


SE23 1DH / Mobile Teacher

Youngest Student Age Taught


DBS Certification

Standard DBS

Public Liability Insurance


Genres Covered

Rock, Pop, Jazz, Metal, Blues, Avant-garde, Acoustic, Folk

Teacher's Website

Teacher's Location

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.

6 reviews for Matteo Ciminari


I have been bringing my daughter age 10 to Matteo now for a number of months.

Matteo’s lessons are fun, informative, balanced between necessary theory and joyful playing to conquer each piece as he introduces them.
His teaching style is calm, warm, relaxed and above all else very clear and never rushed making no assumptions about the student’s playing or learning ability.

There is always time to listen to comments or concerns and even to listen to any piece of music the student may have picked up in between lessons which they may like to learn.
Theory is given a step by step approach with all the patience required to make sure there is an understanding of the lesson content.

Homework is also treated with the same balance of practicing the playing of a piece whilst backed up with the drills of scales or learning the music notation of the melody. Any improvement from a previous lesson, no matter how small, through homework is greeted with praise and further encouragement.

Matteo’s obvious wide knowledge of music and styles of playing keep younger students especially interested and engaged with contemporary examples but also cleverly introducing older popular music which open the way forward to experience progress quickly and want more!


I have had a fair few lessons with Matteo so far after finding him on another site and it was completely worth it. He is a very good teacher able to teach at any level, and if you don’t know your theory like I didn’t he will surely get you up to speed in no time! Very friendly teacher and great musician, an exceptional choice for anyone looking to get better with their guitar. Joe – 24


An exceptional guitar player and tutor!! I’ve learnt more in a couple of months with Matteo than I did in a year with my last tutor. All aspects of my guitar playing has improved, especially technique. Would recommend to anyone !


Calm, friendly and patience teacher. Great knowledge of explaining theory and playing and i’ve listen to his music and definitely is diverse about genres he plays.


Matteo is an amazing guitar tutor!

I started taking lessons with him since almost two months and my playing skills have increased so much as well as my musical knowledge.
I really like his lessons because he’s able to divide each lesson in various activities, like listening, theory and practice, making it fun and enjoyable.

His teaching method lays the foundations of theory necessary to build up guitar playing skills, so you’ll not only learn to play guitar but also have a deeper understanding of the theorical aspects.

Matteo is always happy to listen to comments about exercises and help revisit them if something is not clear. He won’t take anything for granted.
Also his being very calm and relaxed won’t put pressure on you.

I really look forward for every lesson and I’m sure you will too once you’ll get started.

100% recommended, you won’t regret your choice.



Matteo is a very knowledgeable teacher, and very patient. He explains things in an easy and understandable way and he is able to break down complex concepts so you are able to fully understand the matter.
He is a great player too and I definitely recommend him.

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