Areas of Instruction
Drum Set, Percussion
Matthew Decker is a percussionist, percussion educator, sound engineer, producer, and mentor. Some of Matt's percussive roots lie in classical percussion ensembles, orchestras, marching drum lines, cover bands, and traditional West African hand drumming. He attended Lenoir Rhyne University in NC and the Audio Recording Technology Institute of New York. While in New York he had the prviledge of studying under Dom Famularo, the global drumming ambassador. Decker is currently the percussion instructor for Hickory Public Schools and performs regularly with many local and regional acts. Matt has 20 years of experience teaching percussion including drum-set, marching percussion, classical percussion, and hand druming. His students reflect Matthew's need to remain versatile as a percussionist while integrating modern techniques for a constantly evolving art form.