Matthew Herbert Tavares

Hello Everyone, My name is Matthew and I am the music teacher for Sekolah Buin Batu from ages K-10. I am originally from Boston, Massachusetts in the USA. This is my first chance to teach abroad as I have been teaching in my home city for 16 years. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. I have worked with many students throughout my career and have competed on both the local and national band circuits in the USA. I am very excited to work with students from Sekolah Buin Batu and I know that we will have a great music experience together. As Aristotle said, “We are what we do repeatedly, excellence is therefore not an act but a habit”. I cannot wait to make excellent music and excellent memories with your children and all of the people here at SBB. In my free time I enjoy listening to live music, golfing, walking, and sitting at the beach. I look forward to seeing and speaking to you in my many walks around townsite.