Welcome to Matt Brown Percussion. Here you will find information regarding tuition, recording and live work.

I am a drummer and percussionist based just outside Belfast, Northern Ireland. I have been playing drum kit and percussion for nearly 15 years now, completing both my Grade 8 ABRSM Percussion and Grade 8 Rockschool Drum Kit with distinctions. 

During 2012 I was awarded a scholarship to the Royal Irish Academy of Music. I studied under Richard O'Donnell (Principal Percussionist of the RTE Symphony Orchestra) on percussion but specialising in four-mallet marimba. 

Check out his work here! 

I have a lot of live experience with local bands and orchestras including: (2009-2011) NEELB Senior Orchestra and Wind Band, (2011) The Ulster Youth Orchestra, (2012-2015) Principal Percussionist for Third Carrickfergus Brass Band, (2014) European Youth Brass Band and (2013 - Present) New Irish Choir and Orchestra.

I am working the wedding music scene across the whole of Ireland having played for MOJO Wedding Band, The Bentley Boys and currently Exclusive. 



I have been teaching pupils of all ages on both drum kit and percussion for the past 5 years, in various schools and privately at home. My lessons are structured for your individual needs, I can teach any grade pieces from Trinity or Rockschool and also any style of music. I get to know what sort of music my students prefer and tailor their lessons accordingly.

At home I have a full range of percussion equipment on hand, including three Pedal Timpani and a 5 Octave Marimba, as well as a Mapex Drum Kit and PA System for playing along to music. 

Lesson Durations

Drum Kit - 45 Minutes

Percussion - 1 Hour 

If you would like to know more about my lessons and for pricing, please contact me via email or phone. Details can be found on the contact page.  



Recently I began a Music Technology course at Queens University Belfast and have been branching out into some studio work. I have a home studio complete with Pro Tools, Neumann, Audix, Sennheiser and Focusrite equipment. If you would like any drums or percussion put on your song, I would be more than happy to help you out. 


Check out my discography below.


I have played on a number of different albums in various studios across Northern Ireland, including A New Irish Christmas at Red Box Recording Studio, Emily McGarvey - The Crossroads at Sonic Visuals Recording Studio. I had the pleasure of playing percussion on Bluetree's - Live In Oklahoma in 2013 and more recently drums on Victim Royal's self entitled EP.  


I am fortunate enough to be one of the few people in the whole of Ireland who own a 5 Octave Marimba. The marimba is for me one of the special instruments in the percussion family. I fell in love with the warm and luxurious sounds of the marimba at an early age. 

During 2012 I was awarded a Scholarship for the Royal Irish Academy of Music Dublin, I travelled from Belfast down every weekend to study Four-Mallet Marimba under Richard O'Donnell. 

I am very passionate about my instrument and with such a distinctive sound it makes it unique for the likes of Wedding Drink Receptions, Ceremonies and Functions. I am more than happy to arrange and learn specific songs on request.



Popular Music

  • Adele - Someone Like You
  • Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
  • Coldplay - Viva La Vida
  • Ellie Goulding - Your Song
  • Idina Menzel - Let It Go
  • One Republic - Secrets
  • Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
  • The Calling - Wherever You Will Go
  • True Romance - You're So Cool (Hans Zimmer)
  • The Wanted - Glad You Came
  • Faithless - Insomnia
  • Justin Bieber - Love Yourself
  • Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
  • P!NK - Try
  • Birdy - Wings
  • Ben E King - Stand By Me
  • Bruno Mars - Marry You
  • Callum Scott - Dancing On My Own
  • Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
  • A Great Big World - Say Something
  • SIA - Chandelier
  • Adele - Make You Feel My Love
  • Rachel Platten - Fight Song
  • Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah 
  • Glen Hansard - Falling Slowly
  • Damien Rice - Cannonball
  • Beatles - Let It Be
  • Sixpence - Kiss Me
  • Maroon 5 - Payphone
  • Coldplay - Clocks

Classical Music

  • Alice Gomez - Rain Dance
  • Anon - Exercise 5
  • Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
  • Evelyn Glennie - A Little Prayer
  • Mitchell Peters - Yellow After The Rain
  • Monti - Czardas
  • Pachelbel - Canon in D
  • Rimsky Korsakov - Flight Of The Bumblebee
  • Bach - Cello Suite No. 1 (Prelude)
  • Ludovico Einaudi - I Giorni
  • Ludovico Einaudi - Nightbook
  • Ludovico Einaudi - Le Onde
  • Yiruma - River Flows In You

Check out my Marimba Promo Video below!


Superstition Drum Cover - Matt Brown


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DRums on VIctim ROyal EP

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