Matt Grossman is a highly experienced pianist/keyboardist/vocalist who has recently relocated to the Los Angeles area from the east coast. Having started classical piano lessons at age 3, he has over thirty years of playing experience. In addition to studying solo piano, he performed in multiple concert and jazz bands during high school, and formed an original pop/rock band that toured and released two albums, on which he wrote and recorded lyrics, lead vocals, back up vocals, and bass.
He earned his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Portland State University where he studied under master teachers Lisa Marsh, Harold Gray, and Paul Roberts among others, particularly drawn to 19th century and early 20th century repertoire. While there he won the Oregon State Young Artist with MTNA, and placed third in a concerto competition.
After completing his undergraduate degree, he became heavily involved in Portland’s musical theater community, as both a pit orchestra musician and eventually music director of several productions with Pixie Dust Productions, Triangle Productions, Lakewood Theater, Oregon Children’s Theater, and several others, finishing runs of around 30 different musicals. During this time he also continued to collaborate as a classical musician with Columbia Symphony, and as a freelance accompanist. In addition he continued to write and produce original songs and electronic music.
After moving to Boston, he became involved with several different cover band acts including 3 years with Hot Mess, voted Boston’s best Wedding band by Wedding Wire, and performing in over 100 weddings, corporate events, and dance clubs per year. His ability to create authentic matches to keyboard sounds from classic pop/rock, country, and through current top 40, allowed him to be a full time musician and teacher. In addition he regularly filled in for jazz ensembles, improvised cocktail hours, and continued to produce.
Deciding to focus further on writing, producing, and collaborating at a high level, he moved to Los Angeles where he could be more readily available to artists looking for a highly versatile session musician, and focus on his own development as a songwriter, singer, pianist, and artist.