Matt has been playing drums since he was three years old. During high school, Matt began to research the instrument itself: how it was made, the materials used, head selection and how they effected the sound the drum. He continued this research in college, while working at his father's studio, developing his skills as both a studio session musician and recording engineer, as well as honing the craft of tuning and selecting appropriate drums and heads for any desired musical outcome. Matt has since been the drum tech of choice, not only on the recordings he has played and all recordings at Solar Studio, but also for producers Elvis Baskette, Mark Lewis, Billy Chapin, Andrew Wade, Jason Seucof, Eyal Levi, Brooks Paschal, and Pete Thornton.