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Matt Kenealy



What do you love about music?
“Its principal task is to lead our thoughts to higher things, to elevate, even to make us tremble… Song elevates our being and leads us to the good and the true… Without music life would be a mistake.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Who is your favorite artist?
Steve Vai

What are your top 5 desert island albums?
Master of Puppets – Metallica
Nihil – KMFDM
Alive in the Ultra World – Steve Vai
Blue Stahli – Blue Stahli
Lateralus – Tool

Do you play in a band or currently perform?
I’m primarily into recording and have projects currently with BSD, Hummingbird Recall, and Snowfall.



For over 30 years, Matt Kenealy has shared his guitar playing skills with the world. While he played in many live bands in his early college years, his primary focus has been recording. He’s created music for many bands, including BSD, Hummingbird Recall, and Snowfall, ranging in musical genres from industrial to metal, blues, and even world music. He has more than a decade of experience in writing and recording soundtracks for a multitude of short films. He comes from a long line of musicians and teachers who have imparted in him a lifetime of knowledge in musical structure and lesson preparation for students. Matt’s degrees in sociology and philosophy help him create unique lesson plans customized to each student’s needs. His background has equipped him with the necessary tools to give students an enriching, enlightening musical experience.