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Matthew was principal trombonist in Carnegie Hall's New York Youth Symphony from 1993 through 1996. He was also trombonist in the Lima Philharmonic in Peru in 1996. In 1995 he toured with orchestras performing in China, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Europe. His primary teachers were Paul Schocker (piano & composition), Per Brevig (trombonist, Metropolitan Opera) and Ivan Meylemans (trombonist, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra). Matthew maintains an active music teaching practice and offers coaching on personal and spiritual growth through music. Matthew composes contemporary solo piano, as well as teaching trombone and piano.
Matthew has a strong commitment to music education as a way to cultivate personal and social change. He composes and teaches in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania and Newark, New Jersey. Matthew has written four books: A Postcogditive Negation (2010), An "A" Effort: The College Student's Guide to Success (2012), Media Psychology (2014), & Inner Harmony: Spiritual Growth at the Piano (2016).