195 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn NY, 10010
Instruments:Drums, Electronic, Other

Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:5 years
Rate:$45 / hr

Personal Statement

Adam Matta teaches human beatboxing, from basic sounds (bass, snare, hi hat), to advanced techniques. He works with youth in “beatbox orchestras,” where students perform parts of a drum kit, and make sound together. He instructs students in beatbox history, performance techniques, microphone techniques, gigging, collaboration and improvisation.

A beatbox lesson is like a drum lesson and vocal lesson in one, with patterns, theory, breathing techniques and vocal sounds and placement.

Education / Training

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
–intro beatboxing/vocal improvisation
Pascack Valley High School
–intro beatboxing
Wells College
–a cappella vocal percussion
Cornell University
–beatbox and vocal improvisation
Curious Pictures
–advanced vocal percussion and beatboxing
East Coast A Cappella Summit (2004, 06, 07)
–beatbox techniques/history
Scratch DJ Academy
–intro beatboxing
Lincoln Center (Philip Hamilton’s A Cappella Workshops)
–beatbox demo and vocal improvisation


Adam Matta beatbox

Adam Matta