Matthew Barker is a music teacher at Carine Senior High School and plays tuba in a professional capacity in a number of groups and for a number of occasions (including for the Queen) and musicals around Perth and Western Australia; most recently with Perth Symphony Orchestra.

Matthew has been a member of Canning City Brass since 2008, playing EEb Tuba and Bass trombone. He has also been heavily involved with The Salvation Army Perth Fortress Band, particularly in recent years as Assistant Bandmaster and directing their Young People's Band. 

Matthew has a passion for teaching music, seeing and hearing others succeed musically and translating messages to audiences through music.