Welcome, I am Matthew Hayes the creator behind this site. Among other things, I am a early music performer (lute and theorbo), a writer, a reader, and family man currently residing in the Greater New Orleans region. In college, I studied classical guitar with Stewart LeBlanc at Loyola University, and completed a master’s degree at Tulane University and studied with the guitarist and composer Elias Barreiro. At the same time I 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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