Matthias Montgomery has had a highly successful twenty year career in drum instruction and touring nationally with famous groups. His multiple studio recordings with a list of high profile artists such as : Michael Schenker (Scorpions/UFO/MSG) and Brad Gillis (Ozzy Osbourne/Night Ranger) . He graduated with honors from The Musician’s Institute College of Contemporary Music in 1987 in Los Angeles, and has worked extensively in the San Francisco, Chicago, and Dallas metropolitan areas.
Matthias’ positive attitude advances each student’s individual needs by utilizing a unique and enjoyable comprehensive study of rudiments, basic sight reading and independence, as well as building confidence through the art of drumming. His diverse background in music enables him to help with all styles of music and all skill levels.
Matthias has taught drum classes at many of the learning centers in Contra Costa County, and various clinics for the Acalanes School District. He is a Yamaha endorsed artist and Company Leader/Drummer for Bay Area Show Band, The Spazmatics. Yamaha recently asked Matthias to work along side drum legends Steve Gadd and Billy Cobham. In addition to his teaching duties at JAMS Music, Matthias owns and operates his own “Red Room Studios” where he writes, records, engineers and produces for artists worldwide.