Matthew has also been faculty for Classen School of Advanced Studies where he taught music theory, international baccalaureate music, and the national award winning guitar program. Awards include the GFA Augustine Award for excellence in guitar education (2013) Images of Excellence Award (2012, 2010, 2009), and Teacher of the Year (2010-2011 Classen SAS).
In the summer of 2013 Matthew was featured on the cover of Soundboard magazine Vol 39. No. 2 with some of his national award winning students. Matthew is a sought after lecturer, clinician, and performer throughout the United States. Recently, Matthew performed in Madrid celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the debut of Andres Segovia.