Matt Groenheide - Percussion | jamanimusic.com
Matt Groenheide is a percussion performer and educator from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Matt loves the variety that comes from being a percussionist and is well-versed in classical percussion, world drumming, and drumset. Together with his wife – Jodi Groenheide (flute & percussion) – Matt performs in the jamani duo, a fun and energetic group that blends classical, world, and popular music together on a vast collection of instruments from around the world.
Matt performs regularly with the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra and the University of Lethbridge Global Drums percussion ensemble. He also performs with Pan Rocks, a rock'n'roll steel drum orchestra, combining Caribbean steel pans with renowned rock musicians. Matt’s favorite time of the year is his summers at MusiCamp Alberta – the premier summer music experience in the province. Matt also volunteers with the Alberta Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society.
Matt holds a Master of Music from the University of Southern Mississippi – where he studied with internationally renowned snare drummer/steel pannist Dr. John Wooton (AKA “Dr. Throwdown”) – and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Lethbridge – where he studied with master educator Adam Mason. More information on Matt's adventures can be found at jamanimusic.com and by following "jamani duo" on Facebook and Instagram.