Matthew has had a musical interest since an early age when he took up the piano and subsequently gravitated to learning other instruments. He performed in many amateur groups with differing styles, and wrote songs to suit different genres. A switch in his musical repertoire came about after he became a meditator in 1995. This influenced his approach to music and his subsequent compositions. Supporting a meditation practice, his creations are available under the banner of EyeSee.
Matthew has been a resident of the Global Retreat Centre since 1993 and is involved in many different aspects of the running of the Centre: cleaning, cooking, organising retreat programmes, running the audio/visual and entertainment programmes, and general administrative work.