If you ever ask him, Mat Donaldson will tell you that he doesn’t remember a time before he was a drummer. Playing music his entire life and performing on stage by the age of 5, Mat has always honored the effect music has on his life and the role he plays in effecting the lives of others through drumming.
While playing and touring around the country at the age of 23, Mat decided to open up his own retail store, specializing in drums and percussion exclusively. Not for the sole purpose of just selling drum products, but to educate and facilitate drummers and would-be drummers in their own quests knowledge of all things drumming. He set a goal to build a community of drummers, by drummers, for drummers.
As his store, Drum World (one of the prestigious Five-Star drum shops) continues to grow to this day, Mat has never stopped recording, writing, and performing professionally with multiple groups, artists, praise and worship teams, and and showcase bands, playing hundreds of shows per year.
Mat currently lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his beautiful wife (and High school prom date), Vicki and has 3 children.
Mat is currently endorsed by and / or uses Ludwig drums, Dream cymbals, Vater sticks, Evans drumheads, and Westone monitor systems.