Welcome to Matt Gibson Drums


Matt is a passionate Brisbane based drum teacher and accomplished performer with over seventeen years of playing knowledge and ten years of teaching experience under his belt. Picking up his first set of sticks when he was 8 years old after learning classical piano for many years, Matt started to teach drums at the ripe old age of 16 and hasn’t looked back since. Completing all four AMEB Drum Kit examinations before finishing his HSC, Matts passion for teaching led him to Brisbane where he completed a Bachelor of Entertainment Business Management (2014) at JMC Academy; opting to learn the music business world whilst continuing to teach drums and tour Australia. Studying under Ross Moulle (Bee Gee’s) and Grant Reekman (Independent) in his formative drum years, Matt has a firm understanding of the importance of creativity and fluidity as well as a solid appreciation for precision and technical ability. Drawing on this wealth of knowledge, Matt wrote his first teaching manual for beginner players in 2015 that forms the basis of his curriculum - placing equal importance on both improvisation and traditional structured reading. Following on the success of his first manual, Matt has recently completed a follow up second manual that carries on from the first and has a third well on the way. 

As a player, Matt has toured extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand both as a session musician and with his own bands. Having shared the stage with acts such as Stan Walker and Short Stack plus a number of international touring bands including Switchfoot and Silverstein, Matt promotes a relaxed yet passionate approach to live performance. Matt’s latest independent album “Mr. Spaceman” (2017) from his current band 'Young Lions' was met with critical acclaim worldwide, earning an iTunes Global Top #3 slot, #3 on Australian Independent album charts as well as rotation on Australian, UK and American radio and air-time with Channel 9, including features on the TODAY show and JJJ. Matt is continuing to expand his horizons this year with headline Australian tours with Young Lions, national main support slots with Taking Back Sunday and releasing his 4th studio album.

Matt is currently endorsed by TAMA, Meinl, Promark, Evans and Daddario.

...his attrition is amongst the lowest of any of my staff, which is remarkable when considering he is establishing a program and therefore many students are new to the instrument. To be honest, I wish I had a “Matt” working for me on every instrument.
— Leah Bond - Owner/Director at Brisbane Music Studio