Matt is a dynamic and passionate violinist who is known for his high-energy performances and unique sound. He began playing the violin at a young age and, as a teenager, discovered his love for rock music. He began to experiment with different styles and techniques, and eventually found his niche as an electric violinist in the world of party music.
Matt’s original music is a fusion of rock and pop punk, heavily influenced by guitar players but with glimpses of the many styles of music he’s played over the years, including funk, blues, country, worship, hip hop, and classical. His performances are electrifying and engaging, showcasing the skills he’s learned on literally thousands of stages across the country and around the world.
In addition to his work as a performer, Matt is also a composer, singer, songwriter, and sound engineer. He has two albums: “One Way to Do It” (2019) and “Window Into Wild” (2021) and is in pre-production for a third. In May 2023, he completed his Masters degree in electric violin from the University of Illinois, studying under Rudolf Haken.
During the week, Matt is the lead content creator and technical consultant for Electric Violin Shop, the largest retailer of electric strings in the world. He is a regular clinician at at ASTA (American String Teachers Association), Fiddle Hell, Strings Without Boundaries, and MWROC (Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp).