Matt was born March 23rd, 1976 in Kalamazoo, Michigan and grew up in a musical household; started out taking piano lessons from
his older sister as well as playing various instruments while attending school, including the saxophone, baritone and tuba. At the age of 12, Matt
bought his first electric guitar with his older brother, took guitar lessons for a brief time, then took his experience with different
musical instruments and applied it to the guitar.
After playing with several West Michigan based bands, performing at clubs and venues throughout Michigan, Matt began to write and record his first instrumental guitar album in 2006, at his home in Zeeland, Michigan.
Over the years, inspiration for his music has come from countless sources, as he continues to look for new and innovative ways to express emotion and creativity through his music.