Matthew Kinney started playing and performing at a young age as a member of several vocal and instrumental groups.  He earned his Bachelors of Music degree from Weber State University specializing in percussion performance and his Masters of Music degree at the University of Utah specializing in music education.

As a member of several musical groups, Matthew has performed up and down the Wasatch Front.  His skills have been used for local business commercials and albums of local bands.

Before his appointment as Roy Junior High Director of Bands, he was a dance musician.  He worked with dancers and choreographers from around the country.  He also was able to write, arrange and perform his music through the dance medium.  His dance music has made it to film and been heard at several independent film festivals around the country.

He is currently Band Director at Roy Junior High, and Music Director for the Arts in the Parks program for Ogden City.

When he is not busy with his love of music education, Matthew writes and arranges music and performs with a variety of groups ranging from classical to folk.

Outside of music, Matthew loves spending time with his wife and visiting family around the country.