As a full-time musician based in the Greater Boston area, Matthew Sowersby works as a freelance guitarist, music educator, and songwriter. He plays for a wide range of events including weddings, parties, bridal showers, fundraisers, corporate events, and memorial services. Matthew currently teaches guitar and bass at the Music Academy of Chelmsford.
Matthew studied classical guitar with Richard Schilling at UMass Lowell, where he participated in a master class with the world-renowned guitar virtuoso Eliot Fisk and received the Michael Anderson Memorial Scholarship and the Elin J. Stene Scholarship in Music. In 2013, Matthew earned bachelor's degrees in Music Performance and Music Business graduating with departmental honors in performance. Matthew is currently pursuing a master's degree in Music Education.
Matthew has performed at a number of concert and event venues including the Portsmouth Music Hall, where he played in the orchestra backing Jackie Evancho. He performed a solo concert at the Cabot Theatre in Beverly, MA last year. There he presented a unique multimedia interpretation of Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint, which he released as a digital EP.
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Emily · Married on 06/11/2016
As a professional flutist, it meant a lot to me that my wedding music be unique and performed beautifully, and Matt completely surpassed my expectations. Matt was responsive, helpful and easy to work with throughout the process. I was married in a Catholic Church with picky music director, but Matt was incredibly flexible with our music selections, even learning/arranging 3 pieces I requested that he hadn't played before. He sent me previews of how the music would sound, and accommodated my requests for faster/slower tempos. Matt's playing for my wedding ceremony was beautiful, and I would highly recommend him!Sent on 09/13/2016
Susan · event on 01/14/2016
Matthew was better than I was expecting! His music was excellent and everyone commented on how they enjoyed it! He responded quickly to my emails, arrived on time, and is a pleasure to work with. I look forward to using him again and can't wait to hear more of his beautiful music.Sent on 01/20/2016
User6156429 · event on 01/02/2016
Very talented. Great musician. Easy to work with. Knew his audience and played music the group enjoyed. Found Matthew on the Internet-no prior contact. Hiring him was a 100% positive experience. Highly recommend Matthew.Sent on 01/05/2016