Matt Zappa, Berklee College of Music Alum, is an internationally-touring drummer of such bands as Protean Collective, Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys, and Math The Band.

Matt is also a recording session musician for pop, rock, and hip hop artists. His drumming has been featured in video game soundtracks.

Over the years, his dedication to music has also extended to education. He has 10+ years of experience teaching drum lessons privately preparing students for college music programs and personal music projects. Since 2017 he’s been a guest lecturer at MIT for Heavy Metal 101, a student run course based on the history, culture, and musicianship of the genre.

He has won awards at the Boston Music Awards with Julie Rhodes and the Electric Co. and at the International Portuguese Music award with the Mike Kerr Group. Over the years, Matt has received acclaim for his projects from publications such as The Boston Globe, Village Voice, Metal Injection, MetalSucks, and Nefarious Realm.


*Performed at The 2021 Laver Cup with The Heavy (UK)

*Music featured in the Video game “Drake Hollow”

*Guest Lecturer/Master Class at MIT’s Heavy Metal 101 – 2017-2020

*Rhythm Section Teacher for Berklee’s Bass Days 2021

* 2019 Boston Music Award – Best Vocalist Winner – Juile Rhodes and the Electric Co.

*2018 – Session Musician of the Year Nominee

*2017 New England Music Awards – Best Live Act Winner – Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys

*2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Boston Music Awards “Metal Act of the year” Nominee  – Protean Collective

*2016 International Portuguese Music award Best Rock Performance Winner – Mike Kerr Group

*Boston Music Awards “Live Act of the year” Nominee 2016, 2017, 2018 – Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys

*Featured artist on NESN’s Dirty Water TV

*NH Drum Festival Headliner 2016

*Best Drummer in Boston – Shakefist Magazine

Social Media Links:
Twitter/Instagram: @DrMattZappa