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Matthew Hawkins

Matthew Hawkins

Folk Music Teacher & Education Technician & IT Coordinator

Matthew’s love of music started at the age of four when they began taking piano lessons, and has been developing ever since. Raised in New York and New Jersey, they attended a specialized music school at NYC’s Kaufman Center, where they studied composition as well as played in various orchestras and ensembles. They recently graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies and Classics and has worked as a rowing instructor at Pine Island Camp for the past four years, through which they became a certified Wilderness First Responder. As they enter a new stage in life, they are eager to share their passion for music and teaching with students, and help to build a community centred around independence and care for others.