About Mathias J. A.
Mr. Mathais A., from the south suburbs of Chicago, is an established professional music producer, music director, and drummer. Bringing over 25 years of knowledgeable music experience and application, he’s been able to tour overseas and also host drum clinics in Hiroshima and Tenri, Japan.
Coming from a foundation of Gospel drumming and extensive rudimental training during his time in the Hillcrest High School music program, he was able to gain the fundamentals to have a successful career as a studio session and live concert drummer. By gaining that core experience, Mathais was sought after to collaborate with multiple artists from diverse genres of music from pop, gospel, alternative rock, r&b/soul, blues, smooth jazz and traditional jazz.
Mathais has expansive past and current music experience, as he served for 20 years at Abounding Life Church (Posen) as main drummer for six choirs. His heart also led him establish a coalition to teach, develop and mentor younger musicians. He also serves as the Founder/CEO/Music Director of his own alliance of musicians and singers, called the South City Collective, as well as, the Music Director for singer/songwriter, Aziza Lisa. As of October 2016, he is serving as the touring drummer for singer/songwriter, Marty Casey. Mathais also has been on the music staff for Believers Church (Matteson) as the primary drummer since August 2012.
Mathais’ pursuit to impact the lives of others thru his gift of music is what inspires him to teach. He is a true advocate of being able to ensure that musicians of all ages and backgrounds tap into this amazing power of music.