Beginning on piano at age five, music has always been a mainstay in Matt’s life. Matt started playing drums and percussion a few years later, and his passion for drumming has continued since. After completing his master’s degree at UCSD, he relocated to New York City. While in New York, Matt has performed with wide-ranging musicians and ensembles within jazz, R&B, rock, Broadway, and symphonic band genres. He maintains an extensive private teaching schedule.