Matt is a fun and energetic educator that strives to inspire growth and creativity in all of his students. His unique approach to drumming offers students the ability to speak the language of rhythm and create their own voice on the drums.
The lifelong pursuit of music began for Matt at age 8 when he got his first drum set from his father and quickly began playing along to his favorite music. After playing in bands throughout high school Matt decided to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied performance and business, graduating in 2009 with a degree in Professional Music.
Matt started his teaching career in 2009 when he began private drum lessons at Robert M. Sides Family Music Center in State College, PA. Quickly private lessons led to teaching and organizing a summer rock music program for students interested in learning about the skills required to play with other musicians. Now State College Rock Camp is an in depth program that involves many different classes and camps for students of all ages and interest levels.
Matt has been teaching at Centre Learning Community Charter School since 2010 and helped design and create the modern music program the school offers today. Rock Band at CLC is a designed to teach students real life skills in performance, recording, music technology and project based learning.
Matt also teaches as part of the State College Area School District CEEL Program. CEEL is an after school offering for parents with busy lives. Matt teaches a class called Music FUNdamentals where he gets the opportunity to share music with a large group of young students. Class topics cover the fundamentals of music including: rhythm, melody and harmony.
MattPriceDrumming.com started in 2014 when Matt first started posting drum lessons online. Today the goal is to help drummers find strength through the struggle of practice and to enjoy the art of drumming.
Matt has performed live and in the studio with many projects throughout his career in all styles ranging from jazz to heavy metal. He is versed in both cover music and writing original music. His current project DopplerPoppins is a 5 piece dance-jam band based out of State College, PA. They perform weekly at Zeno’s Pub in State College, PA.
He has also worked closely with Thickhead Productions booking/ promoting festivals and events in State College. Matt also acted as the former Musical Director for the non-profit Sounds in State College were he booked concerts and coordinated events.