Matt is an active composer, teacher, and guitarist in Greenville, South Carolina. He teaches lessons for guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, and music theory at WatsonWood Music, is Director of the Greenville Jazz Collective, voted Best Jazz Band of the Upstate by the readers of the Greenville News, is a member of Latin-pop group Phat Lip, and plays oud with internationally recognized Armenian folk singer Mariam Matossian.
He is a founding member of the Greenville Jazz Collective, voted Best Jazz Band of the Upstate in 2017 by the readers of the Greenville News, has played guitar and banjo on Rhapsody in Blue, The Three Penny Opera, Symphonic Pictures of Porgy and Bess and West Side Story with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and Spartanburg Philharmonic. Matt has also played guitar, banjo, mandolin, and, yes, even ukulele with the touring Broadway companies for SpamAlot, Legally Blonde, Chicago, and 9 to 5 the Musical, Anything Goes, Motown the Musical, Newsies, Matilda the Musical, Beautiful: The Carol King Story, and Something Rotten as well as productions for the Greenville Little Theater, Centre Stage, and other local companies in Greenville, SC, including Grease, Little Shop of Horrors, and Kings and Queens of Country.

In addition to private lessons, he also teaches guitar classes at Christ Church Episcopal School in Greenville.

Born in Baltimore, Matt grew up in Greenville, began playing the guitar at the age of 11, and started performing professionally at 17. After graduating from the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, SC, he attended the University of Miami on scholarship where he received a Bachelor of Music degree in Studio Music and Jazz Performance.

After leaving Miami, he moved to Asheville, NC in 2004 and taught privately at the Asheville School. He moved back to Greenville in 2006.