Matt Carter

Matt Carter


Rhythm is in everyone! It crosses boundries of age, race, ethnicity, and culture. It can communicate and unite. Why not add a rhythm workshop to your festival or event and help share the power of music with everyone!


Matt has been teaching various forms of percussion for over ten years now. With his heart is set firmly in the Celtic music and tradition, Matt's teaching focuses on The Irish Bodhran and the Scottish Snare Drum.

As full time percussion teacher, Matt makes his living sharing the joys of rhythm with students of all age groups.

Matt is a member of the Atlantic Canadian Pipe Band Judges Panel


Drumming Career Highlights

· 1984: Began drum lessons
· 1987: North American Solo Drumming title, grade four drumming
· 1988: First trip to Scotland with Fredericton Society of Saint Andrew Pipe Band (FSSAPB)
· 1989: First North American Championship with pipe band
· 1990: Second North American Championship with pipe band
· 1991: 2nd Place, European Pipe Band Championships
· 1998: Took part in the Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France
· 2001: Third North American Pipe Band Championship with pipe band
· 2004: Took part in the Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France
· 2006: Fourth North American Pipe Band Championship and first Best Drum Corps Prize!


Over the summer of 2006 I helped organize two Celtic Summer Camps in Fredericton. These day-long camps introduced fiddle, Irish dance, highland dance, and Bodhran to over 50 kids. Besides the instrument aspects, we also had guests that worked in Celtic art, Gaelic song, and story telling.

As a part-time instructor in the Fredericton area I teach an average of 20 students students on a weekly basis.


I am working to develop my teaching practice both within the city of Fredericton and throughout the rest of the country. By networking with other musicians involved in Celtic music, I hope to broaden my understanding to always improve my teaching and playing.