Matthew has over six years of teaching experience teaching both young children and adults. His teaching incorporates the Suzuki philosophy to maximise the playing potential of his students while imparting a sense of fun and important life skills. He has attended Suzuki professional development programs to continue to learn to teach from a holistic perspective in the Suzuki tradition.
Matthew asked to learn to play violin from the age of four after he watched ‘Playschool Meets the Orchestra’. He learnt to play the violin in the Suzuki Philosophy before completing his AmusA (AMEB) diploma at the age of 13. Matthew attended the Young Australian National Academy of Music, a program for gifted secondary school students, until its closure in 2008, and has travelled through Europe playing with the Chamber Strings of Melbourne. He currently plays violin with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and other local ensembles such as the Canberra Bach Ensemble, Grevillea Quartet and Limestone Consort. His previous teachers include Dr. Evgeny Sorkin, Nelli Shkolnikova and most recently Tor Fromyhr in Canberra.