Matthew Brouard is a musician from Vermont and started playing music at the age of eight. Following in the footsteps of his older brother, he began studying the fiddle and made quick progress, learning and playing at musical events across Vermont. After a decade of learning fiddle, Matthew picked up Scottish piping and has since performed and taught multi-instrumentally.
Matthew has been received influence by several Cape Breton including the late Jerry Holland, Andrea Beaton, Wendy MacIssac, as well as Scottish fiddlers Patsy Reid, Anna-Wendy Stevenson and Simon Bradley. He has also studied Scottish piping from musicians such as Angus MacKenzie and Iain MacDonald of Glenuig.
As an accomplished musician, he has placed at the New Hampshire Highland Games Fiddle Competition and qualified for the Scottish Fiddle Nationals as well as several awards at the annual Young Tradition Vermont contests. Matthew has also studied on the HNC Music Program with the University of Highlands and Islands where he immersed himself in the Gaelic culture of the Outer Hebredies. Since finishing university, he has moved back to Vermont and has since been working professionally full time teaching and performing.