Matt holds a Master of Engineering in Acoustics from Penn State University (2010) as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Piano) and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Lebanon Valley College (2007), where he's also spent time on the faculty as an adjunct instructor of physics. The diverse and unique curriculum within which he's worked and studied has included such subject areas as calculus, mechanics, engineering, music theory & history, and piano pedagogy, literature, and technique.
With an educational background in both music and physics/engineering, Matt's initial training in piano technology began as a combination of self study and traditional apprenticeship. He has been proudly serving the piano tuning and repair needs of homes, schools, churches, and other venues in the Harrisburg, Hershey, and surrounding areas since 2008, with several hundred active clients at the current time. His professional development is ongoing through continued self study, consultation with other piano technicians, and conferences hosted by the Piano Technician's Guild.
Matt also serves on the piano faculty of the State Street Academy of Music in Harrisburg as well as director of music and organist at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Paxtang. His debut holiday-themed album Christmas At Home: Jazz-Inspired Carol Settings for Solo Piano was released in December 2013, and his follow-up album Christmas At Home, Volume II in December 2015. Matt resides in the Harrisburg area with his wife Samantha Blaisse and their children Aaron and Jemma.