Top 10 Soundtracks of Gaming

Today we’re going to go over one of my favorite realms of music, video game soundtracks! The possibilities for composers in this industry are endless. We’ve seen thousands of creative approaches to a game’s score that completely shape the tone of a bunch of tiny,...

Top 10 Film Scores – Mat Edition

Might as well keep things focused on getting to know us better. I just happen to be a pretty big fan of the art of film scoring. Haven’t taken a crack at it myself and I certainly don’t have an “art house” level of a taste, but that’s why I’m picking my favorite...

Listen Up!

A common question I am asked as a musician usually concerns what I listen to and how I find the music that I enjoy. I assume people ask because they think I must have a sixth sense for finding top-notch tunes of all styles due to my experience with music theory....

Meeting Mat

Before we even bother diving into my long-winded rants on music theory or teaching philosophy, I figured a proper introduction to my background as a musician would be in order. My earliest exposure to music was split between school and private piano lessons as is the...