Matthew Kam is a piano tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music junior department. From 2010-2013 he also taught at Wrekin College. Matthew has a Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree from Melbourne University, Postgraduate Diploma in Performance (Distinction) from Victorian College of the Arts, and Postgraduate Diploma in Performance (Distinction) and Master of Music Performance (Distinction) degrees from RNCM. From 2007-2009 he was appointed a Junior Fellow in Solo Piano at RNCM.
He began teaching the piano in 2000 in Melbourne, Australia. For several years running since then, he has been regularly invited to assist in teaching masterclasses with the Team of Pianists to younger pianists as part of the Australian National Piano Award. He has also been a co-teacher in workshops culminating in the Bernstein Piano Competition. Matthew has also often worked together with Professor Max Cooke in giving masterclasses at Universiti Malaya, Allegro Music School and International Music House in Malaysia. Matthew was an adjudicator on the panel of judges for the HSBC International Classic Piano Festival 2008 (Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre), a competition for advanced pianists of ages 26 and under. He co-adjudicated on the judges panel for the Australian National Piano Award 2012.
his professional internship as a Junior Fellow at the RNCM,
Matthew gained considerable experience in coaching chamber music,
accompanying and also mentoring undergraduate students enrolled on the
piano pedagogy course. He continues to run a specialist private teaching practice
in England, preparing pupils of all ages for graded examinations from
the level of Grade 1 right through to Diploma. Many of his pupils has successfully passed ABRSM, Trinity and AMEB examinations. He also had students who
won prizes in eisteddfods and competitions. Apart
from teaching the examination syllabuses, he strongly encourages
his pupils to learn to play music for pleasure and for long-term personal
Matthew is a full member of the European Piano Teachers Association. An article that he wrote for the ‘Piano Professional’ magazine of
EPTA was published in the January
2010 Spring Edition.