As a performer, session player, instructor, producer and clinician, Matt Crowning is more than a "drummer's drummer.” He is a "musician's drummer" that brings a wealth of talent, experience, and style to each situation. Matt's diverse performance background ranges from Country, Pop, Rock, Big Band, Jazz and R&B. His work includes performances with various Disney Records / Disney Channel artists, College 11, Kiki Sanchez, Vanilla Monk, Matt Farr and Kerrie Roberts. Currently, Matt is performing with Country Artist, Amber Leigh, on tour and in the studio. These shows include support act performances with Kenny Chesney, Trace Adkins, Lady Antebellum, Gloriana and many others.
As an educator, Matt is the percussion director at Spanish River High School and Atlantic High School, as well as, Omni Middle School, and Loggers Run Middle School. Under his direction, these ensembles have been awarded straight Superior ratings at percussion competitions, for both marching and concert percussion, at the District and State level. They are known for performing to the highest level of excellence.
His private students have proceeded to study percussion at some of the highest ranked music schools the country including, Berkley college of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Florida State University, University of Miami among others.
Matt Crowning is an artist with and proudly endorses: Yamaha Acoustic and Electric Drums, Evans Drumheads, Vic Firth Drum sticks and mallets, Sabian Cymbals, Drum Tacs, PureSound Percussion, Future Sonics Ear Monitors, KickPort, Porter and Davies, Sennheiser, DrumFun Drummer-less practice CD’s, Pitch Slap Percussion, Humes & Berg and HillBillyBrand.com artist apparel.