Matrix Arts Centre is a purpose-built, award-winning centre for music and other arts which was set up in 1989 by Lindsay MacKenzie and George Taylor and obtained charitable status in 1992. It is set up for ‘the advancement of public education by the teaching of music, art and dance to children and adults residing primarily in South Oxfordshire.’ The Yamaha Music School at Matrix has been in existence from the very start, providing a refreshingly musical start to hundreds of students in our area.
The hub of Matrix is the main hall, with a seating capacity of 120. It has a gallery, good lighting arrangements, sprung maple floor, dance barres and basic back stage facilities. The hall is used for chamber concerts - including our very own Music at Matrix concert series - student concerts, music tuition, dance lessons, fitness sessions and art exhibitions. A further four large studios cater for classes, ensembles and art groups. There are five music practice rooms for individual tuition, study and small groups. Additional facilities include a kitchen which is available for everyone to make tea and coffee, a changing room, a shower room and south facing garden...and new in 2018, a beautiful waiting area and a staff room. Car parking is free and adjacent.
If you are a music teacher, we rent rooms for tuition at extremely competitive rates and hold Associated Board music examinations and Yamaha Music Foundation examinations three times a year. Our pianos are tuned regularly, our facilities are of a very high standard and the hall is available for our teachers to hold student concerts.
We have strong links with Oxford Brookes University, with several graduates and undergraduates among our Yamaha Music School teachers. We provide excellent training and ongoing support, a wonderful job and a great place to work, so no wonder it is equally attractive to established teachers and those who are starting out on their music teaching career! See here if you would like to teach with us at Matrix.