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Matthias Montgomery

Drums & Percussion

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.

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"This is my go-to music store. My two kids have taken guitar lessons here, and both loved it...I would give them six stars if I could."

Mark K.
San Ramon, CA

"Just used JAMS Music to repair my daughter's flute. Ian, the brass & woodwind repair tech is excellent. He knows what he's doing and is very ethical. I won't hesitate to bring my future business back there!"

Linda K.
Dublin, CA

"It was about time for the Tri-Valley to get a really top-notch music store.  I have been going to JAMS Music for a little over 2 years, and the place gets better every time I go in...I am a very happy and satisfied customer, and recommend JAMS Music to all my musician friends.  It an absolutely wonderful and friendly environment, and they are very easy to do business with.  

Gail E.
Livermore, CA

"All of the staff were welcoming and always answered my questions thoroughly.  I highly recommend these guys."

Steve B.
San Ramon, CA

"I commuted here all the way from Stockton because of the high praise this place has on Yelp. From my recent experience, JAMS Music has totally exceeded my expectations."

Andy D.
Ripon, CA