I started playing the piano because my older brother Josh was doing it, and I wanted to be just like my cool big bro. Well Josh didn’t stick with the piano for too long, but I kept playing and I was composing mini-musicals from my favorite picture books by the time I was in the first grade. I remember nervously premiering my debut composition from the picture book Martha Speaks, about a talking dog, at my first grade music concert. I chose to share the melodious “Sad Martha,” which I aptly titled about a part of the book where, you guessed it, the dog was sad. I was quite the creative kid. My teacher apparently noticed, and she had a piano wheeled into our classroom so I could play for the class on the regular. At a time in life when most kids played patty-cake and ran rampant at recess, I was serenading the other youngins in my class with my rendition of “My Heart Will Go On.” Word of my piano playing prowess spread through the halls of Ryerson Elementary School, and before I knew it, my hardly articulate second grade self was sitting down with Madison, Connecticut’s most glamorous newspaper, The Source, for a tell-all piece about my musical ambitions and the big places that myself and “Sad Martha” were destined to go. The article called me a “prodigy,” a word I’d never heard before. But when I finally wrapped my little noggin around what the word actually meant, I liked the way it made me feel. Twenty or so years later, I write and perform to recreate that feeling.

Now I am taking on the Big Apple as an up-and-coming singer/songwriter and musical theatre composer. I graduated with a BFA in Drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts as part of the inaugural class of the New Studio on Broadway, and I am a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Since graduating, I have been the music director for the off-Broadway TADA! Youth Theater. While with TADA!, I composed the score for their dance piece Skates! and for the upcoming musical Game Changers. Other musicals include Pajama Sam, adapted from the classic 90’s point-and-click computer game, and Where the Sidewalk Ends, based on the poems of Shel Silverstein. I am also a private voice and piano instructor for kids of all ages. As a solo recording artist, I am always writing and releasing my own music, and I am also half of the country-pop duo Halcyon Days. More big projects are coming up down the pipeline, and I can only hope to live up to the bar set high by elementary school Matt in The Source.


Matt Gregory

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"Home Out of You"

Performed by Halcyon Days

Written by Matt Gregory

"get away"

Written & performed by

Matt Gregory

"Growing Up"

Performed by Gabriella Perez, Lillie Ricciardi &

Matt Gregory at Joe's Pub NYC

Written by Matt Gregory

Alexandra Petrullo performs "Rain" from Where the Sidewalk Ends at Joe's Pub

Based on the poem by Shel Silverstein

Music by Matt Gregory

"Us/Forgotten Language/Where the Sidewalk Ends" from Where the Sidewalk Ends

Based on the poems of Shel Silverstein

Music by Matt Gregory


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