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  • Andrews Violins Music Repair Shop Location: Harrogate Phone: 01423 504373 – Website

    All repairs to violins, violas, cellos and double basses
    Bow rehairs and repairs
    Strings and accessories sold
    Valuations for insurance and probate
    All instruments carefully set up for ease of playing
    Overnight and weekend repairs often possible
    Postal service for repairs and accessories
    Instruments and bows bought and sold
    Author of Violin repair techniques in The Strad December 1979

    Contact David Andrews
    Tel +44 1423 504373

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  • Advance Music School Location: 26-28 Mayfield Grove, Harrogate HG1 5HB Phone: 07411 079219 – Website

Hi there, I’m Matt, a professional pianist, content creator, educator, and producer. I’ve been passionate about music since my early years. I started with the viola at the age of 7 and later discovered my true passion for the piano.

During my early years, I gained valuable experience by joining the local music service’s Saturday Orchestra at the age of 7, where I learned the joy of performing and receiving recognition for my music. A few months later, I picked up the guitar as a way to explore music on my own and enjoy playing for fun.

At the age of 11, I began learning the piano, recognizing it as one of the most versatile instruments. Although I struggled with reading music at first, my strong ear for music helped me excel. I even achieved a perfect score in a listening test in my school music class and started playing guitar in the Jazz Band, which allowed me to improvise and learn more about chords.

One day, while playing “Moonlight Sonata Op. 27, No. 2 by Beethoven” on the piano by ear, I caught the attention of my school’s head of music. They proposed to teach me both viola and piano, which ignited my passion for understanding music theory and its impact.

By the age of 13, I was studying GCSE music with 16-year-olds and completed A Level Music Technology by 16. I achieved Grade 8 ABRSM in the piano, skipping grades 1-7. I started accompanying local choirs, founded my own choir, and began teaching piano at 15.

During my school years, I wrote arrangements for school bands, formed ensembles, including a saxophone quintet and a 7-part a cappella group, and composed and performed music for them.


  • Church Lane Recording Studios Location: 1 Church Lane, Burton Leonard HG33SD Phone: 07881 941 713
  • Flaithulach Music Location: 12 High St, Knaresborough HG5 0EQ Phone: 07952 834994
  • Guitarzone Location: 25 Regent Parade, Harrogate HG1 5AZ Phone: 01423 529000
  • Kathy Ring Piano Teacher Location: Norwood Ct, Knaresborough HG5 0PR Phone: 07720 327089
  • Mark Wilkinson – Harrogate – Piano teacher, theory, aural, general musicianship Location: Harrogate Phone: 07930 664451
  • Music House Location: 18 Cheltenham Parade, Harrogate HG1 1D Phone: 01423 705770
  • P&C Music Record Shop Location: 6 Devonshire Pl, Skipton Rd, Harrogate HG1 4A Phone: 01423 504035
  • Prima Musica Location: 15 Church Ln, Ripon HG4 2ES Phone: 01765 690686
  • Sadie The Music Lady Location: 50 Albany Rd, Harrogate HG1 4NS Phone: 07841 901439
  • Winzer Music Location: 3 Tower Ct, Palace Rd, Ripon HG4 1AD Phone: 01765 604569
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