Influences: Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes, Bill Stewart, Lewis Nash, Peter Erskine
Matt's approach to lessons is centered upon working with the unique potential and interests of each student. The study of rudiments, snare drum solos, coordination, melody, form, improvisation, and reading music is balanced with practical musical applications and transcriptions from music in which the student is interested. Student recitals and group performance opportunities are organized each semester.
Elementary School, Pre-teen, Teenage, Adult
To inquire about lessons with Matt, please fill out the Inquiry Form on this page, or call us at (800) 417-4620.
- Has performed and/or recorded with Seamus Blake, Shelly Berg, Alan Broadbent, Bill Cunliffe, Taylor Eigsti, Larry Koonse, Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride, Alan Pasqua, Bob Sheppard, Gerald Wiggins, Anthony Wilson and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Although only 26 years old, Matt has already been featured on over 40 recordings and film soundtracks. [2004 - Present]
- Graduated, Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies (BM), University of Southern California 
- Peter Erskine [2001 - 2004]
- Joe LaBarbera [2004 - 2005]
Student Reviews for Matt
(5.0 out of 5 stars)
Matt is Awesome - June 30, 2010
By Jon S., Drums Lessons
Professional, Courteous, Patient and Accommodating. Couldn't ask for a better teacher and mentor for my son.