Percussionist, Director, Composer, Writer, Presenter, Inventor, and Entrepreneur Matt Giordano began playing the drums at the age of two and lessons at the age of five. Matt was a student under the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra's lead percussionist at the Eastman Community Music School for eight years. He participated in many local, county and state performances and competitions between the age of 10 and 18 the majority of which he came in 1st place.
Matt was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome at the age of 5 along with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Matt had many struggles growing up due to his diagnosis but he was able to overcome the challenges and successfully achieving his dreams from the support of his family, friends, community, music and his own determination.
In 2003 Matt established Drum Echoes, Inc. Through his company he has been providing a unique variety of drum events for schools, corporations, conferences, camps, health care agencies and many other groups of people locally, nationally and internationally.
Matt feels very fortunate for all of his life experiences. As challenging as it can be, he believes he has received a greater level of appreciation and understanding of life and people. He is passionately giving back what he has gained from life through his company Drum Echoes.
Matt doing an improv drum solo at the 2013 National Musical Therapy Association Conference