The Music Director at The Rock Underground, Matt began his music career as an audio engineer for the campus music venue of his undergraduate studies at Binghamton University, all the while playing and performing in both original and cover bands. After graduating with his Masters in Music Business and Technology from NYU, Matt secured a role as a composer, producer and sound designer with an Emmy-award winning Sonic Branding firm, Audiobrain, in Manhattan.
With the company, Matt has written, produced, and supervised music featured on NBC networks, including on-site for the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games, with his music also aired during the 2014 Sochi Olympics Gold Medal Hockey game and The Last Gold documentary (aired during this year's Rio Summer Olympic Games). He has also designed ringtones, app sounds and system notifications released on over 1 billion Android phones globally, created product sounds for the Ultimate Ears line of blue tooth speakers, written and produced music for the New York Football Giants official broadcast music package, and produced music, designed sounds and casted and recorded voices for WNET's educational game series Mission US, amongst several other music and audio based projects, including for brands such as Holland America Cruise Lines, Amazon, Kia, and Logitech.
Through all this, Matt has discovered the greatest of rewards in being able to share his love of music and sound with the young, budding musicians of the world, particularly here in the Warwick Valley. As an instructor of guitar, bass, ukulele, banjo, and drums, Matt has very few available lesson slots remaining so be sure to call us soon at 845-595-1801 to reserve a free trial with Matt, or if you already have experience with playing, call to inquire about our Performance Ensembles or Adult Band program run by Matt!