Matthew Hayes is a historic lute player, writer, lover of books, and family man living in the Greater New Orleans area. He first studied classical guitar with Stewart LeBlanc at Loyola University, and completed a master’s degree at Tulane University with the guitarist and composer Elias Barreiro. At the same time he studied historical rebec and medieval lute and performed with the early music ensemble Musica Da Camera, focusing on early European medieval repertoire.


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