Matt is a PhD student and associate lecturer at Bath Spa University. His research focuses on the Paraguayan polka in the fields of ethnomusicology and musicology. Matt works as a guitar teacher at Bath Spa University and Badminton School in Bristol, and performs in a wide range of musical projects.
- BA (Hons) Music - Bath Spa University
- MMus Performance - Bath Spa University
Conferences and events
- BFE/RMA Research student conference (2019) - The Polka 1844-1855: flesh and blood could not resist!
Other external roles
- Student Liaison Officer - British Forum for Ethnomusicology (2018-2021)
The Paraguayan Polka: the adoption, adaptation and re-imagination.
Matt's research project traces the migration of the polka to Paraguay, and explores how young people in Paraguay identify with the polka as a musical influence.
Paraguay, the polka, Latin American music, the guitar.