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Matt Starr is a drummer, singer, producer, career coach and public speaker. As a drummer, Matt has built a reputation for working with some of rock’s most influential musicians including Ace Frehley (KISS), Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Kevin DuBrow (Quiet Riot), George Lynch (Dokken), and Billy Sheehan and Paul Gilbert in Mr. Big.  He has also worked with members of Guns 'n Roses, Bon Jovi, Foreigner and Whitesnake


In the studio Matt has recorded with producers Jimmy Bralower (VP A&R Atlantic Records, Madonna, Mick Jagger, Joan Jett), Toby Wright (Metallica, Alice In Chains, Korn), Mike Chapman (Blondie, The Knack, The Sweet), Dave Bianco (AC/DC, Tom Petty, KISS), Anthony Focx (Aerosmith, Foreigner) and Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray).


Matt's column The BIG Deal with Matt Starr in Drumhead Magazine helps musicians navigate the music business as well as understand the difference between "playing a drum roll and getting paid to play a drum roll'.  His workshop and course NEXT LEVEL FOR PRO MUSICIANS has taken Matt around the world speaking to musicians and non-musicians in both academic and corporate settings.


CLICK HERE to check out Matt's drum and cymbal set ups

CLICK HERE for information about drum lessons with Matt ​


CLICK HERE for information about Matt's Drum Clinics​​​​


To hire Matt for your next recording session CLICK HERE

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