Matthew's association with the piano began at the age of seven when he started having piano lessons. This began a lifelong love for music generally and the piano in particular. He later studied music at the University of Leeds and graduated with a BA in Music. Matthew now aims to communicate the pleasure of learning music in his role as a piano teacher in Leeds.
Matthew Lazenby is a pianist, organist and chorister who puts his skills to use as a piano teacher, accompanist, organist and choir trainer in Leeds and York.
Having become proficient in playing the piano during his teenage years, Matthew turned his attention to the organ in 2005 and subsequently took on the role of organist at his local church. In 2011 Matthew gained the Archbishop's Certificate in Church Music (ACertCM), awarded by the distinguished Guild of Church Musicians whose patrons are the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of Westminster. Matthew is now the Organist at St Martin's Church in Leeds and assistant organist at other churches in Leeds and York.
For many years Matthew Lazenby has been a chorister, and upon appointment as Organist at St Martin's, he set up a choir which he now trains. The choir meets every Wednesday evening at 7.00pm and new members are welcome - please contact Matthew if you are interested in joining.
Matthew Lazenby is an excellent sightreader and experienced accompanist who enjoys collaborating with other musicians. He accompanies a number of choirs, and also accompanies at concerts, recitals and music examinations. Together with soprano Martha Hayward, he performs both at weddings and recitals.
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