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Saturday, April 12th!

Buy tickets here: https://buydru.ms/DCPCLASS-GARSTKA

Matt has become one our favorite drummers on the scene.  His jaw dropping chops and fluidity brought the house to it’s knees at Tama’s Star-Studded 40th Anniversary Concert, and we are so excited to bring him to DCP!

Inspired by his father Greg Garstka (a professional guitar player), Matt Garstka began playing drums at age 8. At age 11, Matt started gigging with his father, playing rock, blues and reggae. By age 14, Matt was playing in Rock, Fusion, Funk, Punk, Latin, Jazz, and Reggae groups. Playing with seasoned musicians, Matt quickly developed into a versatile and mature musician. At 14, Matt had the chance to meet Jo Sallins who inspired him to become a professional world class musician. He worked tirelessly at his craft, studying all styles of music with his father and with the help of Jo. He soon began doing studio work and started teaching privately. Matt toured several times with Gokh Bi System, an African Hip Hop band during his studies at Berklee College of Music. Matt graduated from Berklee in 2011. He moved to L.A. shortly after to further his musical pursuits. Soon after moving to L.A. he joined the highly acclaimed instrumental band Animals as Leaders, with whom he has been touring internationally and recently made his recording debut with them on their most recent album, "The Joy of Motion.”