Matthew Grubbs -Drums/Percussion

Matthew Grubbs is Moscow’s newest percussion professional.  He is a graduate of the New England Conservatory where he earned his Bachelor’s studying with Will Hudgins of the Boston Symphony, and Cleveland State where he completed his Master’s in percussion performance with Tom Freer of the Cleveland Orchestra.  He was a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow and studied privately with Tim Genis, timpanist with the Boston Symphony.

Matthew was an active freelance performer in the Great Lakes region from 2004-2011.  He was a contracted section percussionist with the Erie Philharmonic from 2005-2011, and has performed with Opera Cleveland and Michigan Opera Theatre, Canton, Toledo, Youngstown, and Mansfield symphonies in Ohio, the San Antonio Symphony, and the Buffalo Philharmonic.

Matthew’s teaching skills have been honed through preparing himself and his colleagues for more than 4 dozen professional orchestra auditions on the entire range of orchestral instruments including drum set.  During his six years as drum instructor at Keeney Brothers Music he has built a popular rudimental and drum set based program with an annual drum recital held at the Moscow Church of The Nazarene.  Multi camera angle performances from both the recital and studio can be viewed on Matt Grubbs YouTube Channel.

Lesson schedule for the Moscow area is Monday, Tuesday - Thursday, Friday 3pm-8pm.  Other times available on request.  

Contact Matthew:


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