Matt Teitelman is a drummer and percussionist based in Los Angeles. Having recorded percussion for the platinum-selling, GRAMMY-nominated album Yeezus, he continues to strive for excellence both in the studio and on stage. A magna cum laude graduate from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, Matt has performed across three continents with bands of many styles such as blues, country, indie rock, kindie rock, cumbia & nuevo flamenco, and is currently a touring member of the Israeli band, Nava Tehila. When he isn’t on the road, Matt can be found at his own Unteiteled Studios in LA creating custom drum and percussion tracks. During his time in the recording industry he has worked alongside music producers such as Dave Tozer (Ella Eyre), Ann Mincieli (Alicia Keys), and Ken Lewis (Kanye West).
Matt began playing the drums at age nine after begging his parents for a drum set. With a singer sister and a guitarist father, music was always an essential part of his childhood. In high school he began studying drums with renowned percussion educator Don Skoog. During college and after, Matt has had the opportunity to study with jazz greats Victor Lewis, Bill Goodwin, and Michael Carvin. Matt is a student of Afro-Cuban percussion, for which he traveled to Havana, Cuba in 2005 and 2016, and for which he went on to study under Roberto Vizcaino and Michael Spiro among many other greats. He is a published contributor to Modern Drummer Magazine, a producer of a number of popular educational videos, and has recorded five full-length albums as well as many singles, including the track “On Sight” for Kanye West, produced by Daft Punk.