Matthew Etherington has lived and worked in the United States since moving from England in 2002. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Jazz Studies from the University of Leeds, a Masters degree in Composition for Film and Television, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Bristol. Matthew has held the posts of Lower School Director of Music at Milton Academy (Milton, MA), Performing Arts Department Head and Technology Coordinator at Camelot Academy (Durham, NC), Middle School Director, High School Director/AP, and Performing Arts Director at The Woods Charter School (Chapel Hill, NC). He is now teaching Performing Arts and Project at Duke School in Durham.
During his career, Matthew has performed on piano, keyboards, saxophone, and percussion in Europe, South Africa, and the United States. In 2004 he co-directed a school performance at an award ceremony for Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Danny Glover. His school experience includes choral direction, musical theater, jazz groups, and music technology programs. In 2005 Matthew achieved Level 3 Orff certification from the University of Memphis where he studied under Prof. Jos Wuytack. In 2008, Matthew’s work was published in the book Technology Integration in the Elementary Music Classroom (Hal Leonard). He is founder and co-president of TI:ME NC, instructor and clinician for TI:ME, and the creator of the music education resource Music4Education.com. Matthew lives in Durham, North Carolina with his wife Cleo and sons George and Louie.