Mat is a NYC based guitarist, producer, session musician and Educator. He has been a professional musician for the past 15 years. Shortly after Graduating in 2006 from Berklee College of Music, Mat moved to NYC and started the New York Funk Exchange with his friends from Berklee. They recorded 2 full length albums and toured the country extensively. In 2013 Mat began teaching Brandon Taz Niederauer and in 2016 they started the Brandon Niederauer band. They are currently working on their upcoming album and are touring the country heavily. They play some of the best venues and have shared the stage with the biggest acts in the country, [The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Widespread Panic, String Cheese Incident, Umphreys McGee, Moon Taxi, The revivalists, JRAD, Lettuce, Snarky Puppy, Turkuaz, Spafford, Trey Anastasio Band etc...]. Mat splits his time touring with Taz Band, recording his own music and teaching some of the best young musicians around the country.