Zildjian Workout with Matthew BlacK
Level 2: Carmel Rolls

In this ZILDJIAN WORKOUT episode, Matthew Black teaches you a great exercise that works on tap drags, tap rolls and drags called “Carmel Rolls”!

Grab your sticks and get ready for a workout!


Matthew Black is associate director of bands and director of percussion at Carmel High School in Carmel Indiana. He is the soundscape designer for the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps. Matt has spent time on the educational staff of Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps, Veritas Indoor Percussion Ensemble, and Cavaliers Indoor Percussion Ensemble. He served as the percussion director at Perennial Grand National Finalist Marian Catholic High School from 2014-2019.

Matt’s performance experience includes programs such as Colts Drum and Bugle Corps, Rhythm-X Indoor Percussion Ensemble, Gateway Indoor Percussion Ensemble, and I-2 Indoor Percussion Ensemble.

Matthew graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in music education.

In 2015, he directed the Singapore Youth Band, a band of over 500 members for an audience of over 50,000 people celebrating Singapore’s Semi-centennial. Matthew is the percussion director and curriculum developer for the Smith Walbridge Clinics Summer Camp, the first and oldest marching band camp in the United States.

He has presented clinics across the country, speaking on percussion pedagogy and electronic music production for Ableton Live. He is a frequent contributor for Marching Arts Education and Marching Round Table. You can find a list of his note-able clients at matthewblackmedia.com.

Matthew is a Yamaha Performing Artist and endorses Evans drumheads, Vic Firth/Balter sticks and mallets and Zildjian cymbals.

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