Matti is part of a movement to establish his instrument - the kantele - as a band instrument, while maintaining its beautiful characteristic timbre. With a background in science and lutherie, Matti is continually developing his own kantele designs. Matti has played the kantele in concerts and dances across Ontario and in Finland. He also plays with folk groups including Vlesie and Lily Sypolk. Matti has been a TTC subway musician since October 2015 and continues to awe commuters on a daily basis.