Matthew, a native of San Diego, has been playing the guitar since he was fifteen years old. Growing up he had the opportunity to study with a number of local guitar heroes, instilling in him a deep love of the guitar and music. At the age of nineteen he began teaching and playing professionally in the San Diego area, finding musically like minded people in groups ranging from the poppy jam band sound of Loose Canon, to the tight sound of the live hip-hop group Funkuation. Thanks to the San Diego based projects Matthew has been involved in, he has been given the opportunity to travel up and down the coast of California. In the summer of 2007 Matthew left San Diego for Minneapolis to play with the funky jam band super group “The Higgle”. Matthew is a graduate from the guitar program at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, Callifornia. Matthew is fluent in many styles from Jazz to Bluegrass, Reggae, Afro-cuban, Hip-hop, Funk and Fusion.