Matt Griffiths is the CEO of Youth Music, a national charity equalising young people’s access to making, learning and earning in music: www.youthmusic.org.uk.
Matt originally trained as a percussionist and was a professional musician and music educator for ten years. This work included leading workshops and projects in prisons, young offender institutions, special schools, mental health settings and youth centres. It was this work in particular where Matt saw first-hand the significant personal, social and musical benefits of music-making particularly for people facing barriers in their lives. It has been the focus of his career ever since.
Mat’s previous roles include starting-up and leading Plymouth Music Zone, Director of Arts for Dartington Trust, starting-up Devon School for Social Entrepreneurs and a founding member of South West Music School.
Matt is also a Councillor for Saltash Town Council in Cornwall where he lives.
Twitter & Instagram: @mattgriff1968