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Matthew Kinney started playing and performing at a young age as a member of several vocal and instrumental groups.  He earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Weber State University specializing in percussion performance and his Masters of Music degree at the University of Utah specializing in music education.

As a performer, Matthew has performed in Nevada, Wyoming, and throughout Utah.  His skills have been used for musicals,  local business commercials, and albums of local bands.

Before becoming a full-time music educator, he was a dance musician.  He worked with dancers and choreographers from around the country.  He also was able to write, arrange and perform his music through the dance medium.  His dance music has made it to film and has been heard at several independent film festivals around the country.

He is currently Director of Bands and Guitar at Roy High School.  

When he is not busy with his love of music education, Matthew writes and arranges music and performs with a variety of groups ranging from classical to folk.

Outside of music, Matthew loves spending time with his wife and cat, bicycling, and visiting family around the country.