Matt Wagner is a professional drummer from Darnestown, Maryland. Matt comes from a family of musicians and started playing drums at age five. Through playing in countless bands, studying at the Drum Collective in New York City, and completing master classes with Steve Smith (Journey) and Aaron Spears (Ariana Grande), Matt has become a seasoned drummer who specializes in the Country, Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, and Latin styles. Recently, Matt graduated with a degree in songwriting from Belmont University and now spends his time recording drums and writing music for his artist project, MNERVA. As a teacher, Matt is a high energy presence and has worked with students of all skill levels.
Matt prides himself on his encouraging teaching style and enjoys helping his students overcome new challenges. On the instrument, Matt stresses the importance of groove above all else, but also focuses on fostering strong technique and creativity. More than anything, Matt promises that his students will leave each lesson feeling empowered as they discover their passion for music.