Matt is a native of Tampa, Fl and graduated from Plant High School. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in music from Florida State University, and is currently a freelance musician in the Tampa Bay area.
Matt began playing guitar at the age of 13 after playing trumpet in his middle school band. Initially starting as a heavy metal guitarist and playing in several metal bands throughout high school, Matt switched focus to classical guitar. In addition to classical guitar, Matt also began playing the Brazilian 7-string guitar in 2017.
Matt graduated from Plant High School and went on to study music, focusing on classical guitar. He earned his Associate’s degree from Hillsborough Community College, then his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Music from Florida State University.
Matt has studied classical guitar with many working professionals such as John Demas, Steve Lerman, Christopher Mrofchak, Robert Brown and Bruce Holzman. He also studied music composition with composers from various genres, including Ladislav Kubik, Steven Montague, Stephanie Pieczynski, Clifton Callender, and Mark Wingate.