Matthew ArbeiterDrums Faculty

Matthew, was born and raised in Omaha, NE. He holds a Bachelor of Music Performance from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. After nearly a decade of performing, recording, touring, and teaching in Omaha, he decided to make the move to New York City in 2010 to pursue a music career in one of the largest and most competitive markets in the world.

Matthew was able to establish himself as a full-time drummer in the NYC scene after four years of teaching lessons and working other jobs. During a decade in NYC, Matthew worked with and befriended some of the world’s best musicians. He also traveled nationally and internationally playing music with various artists. It was the experience-of-a-lifetime which helped shape him into a better musician and human being.

In 2020, Matthew moved to Nashville, TN to continue his career as a drummer. Nashville was an attractive place as he had many friends in the area and could live a more comfortable slower-paced lifestyle. However, after complications with Covid-19, Matt and his wife decided it was a good time to move back home to Omaha.

Now that Matthew is back in town, one of his missions is to give back all he has learned and experienced to the next generation. He aims to help students grow as musicians and as people. His primary focus is to help prepare students for success in whatever career path they choose through the dedication and discipline required of high-level music study.