MATT NORRIS - Percussion Instructor (Croton and Mohegan Lake)

Matt Norris has been teaching for approximately twenty years. He received a BFA in Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase, is a Board Certified Music Theripist with certification from SUNY New Paltz, and received his Masters in Music Education from Lehman CollegeCurrently he is the High School Concert Band and Jazz Band director for the Valhalla School District in Valhalla, NY. Matt also teaches a music technology course that allows students the opportunity to utilize software programs and instrumentation trends in today’s music. Prior to teaching in the public school system, Matt was a practicing music therapist and has worked extensively with children and adults with special needs as well as people suffering from strokes and dementia.

Matt has performed all over the U.S. with different groups in a variety of styles including indie legend Fishbone and Lords of The Underground Rapper Du Kelly.  He has kept a busy private instructing and recording schedule. Recording credits include drumming and drum programming for video gaming companies, children’s albums and artists including Living Colour singer Corey Glover.