Matt Richter

Matt Richter

Matt has played and studied music for many years. He studied music at the University of New Haven and is diversely trained in all styles of drumming and playing. He has played in several college symphonic bands, and performed in several Jazz groups. As a senior at Naugatuck High School, he won the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and placed third nationally in the high school percussion ensemble at WGI. Matt is also the caption head for the battery and percussion ensemble at Naugatuck High School.
Matt has toured the United States, appeared on the acclaimed Van’s Warped Tour, and was highlighted in AP Magazine. He has worked with producer Paul Leavitt (All Time Low), and Jeff Schneeweis (Hawthorne Heights, Secret and Whisper, Number One Gun). He has recorded and appeared on Pac Sun's Pactour, featuring Saosin.
Recently, Matt has opened his own music studio, Soundwave Music Studio, located in Connecticut. Here he is able to educate his students in the areas of percussion, piano, brass, woodwind, music theory, and history. He proudly endorses Vater percussion, SJC Custom Drums, Aquarian Drumheads, DW hardware, and Soultone cymbals.

My Soultone Set: 

19" Extreme Crash
14" Extreme Hi Hats
9" Extreme Splash
12" Extreme China
18" Extreme Crash
15" Gospel Hi Hat Pair
21" Gospel Ride