Using Music to Heal

with guest Dr. Matthew G. Hinsley, Executive Director, Austin Classical Guitar

Trained as a classical guitarist, Dr. Matthew Hinsley founded Austin Classical Guitar and teaches courses in art entrepreneurship and business management in the arts at the University of Texas at Austin. An optimist with a passion for using music to help people grow and heal, Matt has transformed classical guitar education in Austin He and ACG have changed the lives of thousands of youth throughout the United States. Why did he do it and how he and ACG use music to heal is the focus of this episode.

Dr. Matthew Hinsley

Dr. Matthew Hinsley

Executive Director Austin Classical Guitar

Dr. Matthew G. Hinsley Bio:

Dr. Matthew Hinsley was trained as a classical guitarist and vocalist at the Interlochen Arts Academy, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and the University of Texas at Austin.

Beyond performing and scholarly pursuits, Dr. Hinsley has cultivated two primary professional interests:

  • to enhance the way young classical guitarists are trained in America.
  • to transform the way arts organizations serve our diverse communities.