Mathew's instruments are played by leading professional players, and used at many of the music colleges and conservatoires in the UK and around the world.
Mathew trained in Musical Instrument Technology at the London College of Furniture 1979-1984 and is a full-time maker of historical woodwinds (mainly bassoons and flutes) 1984-2005. He has lectured in related fields at London Met and the Open University from 2000 and has been a member of the Musical Acoustics Network since 2006.
His instruments are played by leading professional players, and used at many of the music colleges and conservatoires in the UK and around the world: RCM, RAM, RNCM, Guildhall, Trinity, Birmingham Conservatoire, Sydney Conservatorium etc.
In 2011 he was awarded a PhD for The Baroque Bassoon; form, construction, acoustics and playing qualities. Now he is a part-time maker and part-time workshop technician here at the School of Art, Architecture and Design. He also teaches instrument-making at West Dean College.
- Woodwind Instrument Making