Matt Snyder
Keyboards and Vocals

  • Self-taught on piano beginning at age 10
  • First band at age 12
  • Began playing keyboards professionally at age 16
  • Pianist for Bonita High School Jazz Ensemble 1976-78. Received the following awards:
    • Outstanding piano soloist at the Monterey Jazz Festival (High School Competition) 1977.
    • Numerous awards for musicianship from The National Association of Jazz Educators (NAJE).
    • Recognition in "Who's Who Among American High School Students" for musical acheivement 1977-78.
    • Co-recipient of "Sweepstakes Award" for both Monterey and Reno International Jazz festivals.1978.
    • Gordon Goodwin Jazz Award from Bonita High School, 1978.
  • Rock Group "Thin Ice" formed in 1977.
    • Group won 2nd place award from Hollywood Bowl "Battle of the Bands", 1977.
    • Wrote original songs, recorded, and performed at numerous clubs throughout Southern California, 1977-82.
  • Played with Ray Farr and Clockwork (Top 40), 1983-88 and Tyrone Anthony Group (Jazz Group) intermittently, 1985-95.
  • The LCR Band since 1992
  • Rain Dogs since 1997
  • Music Consultant:
    • Sumner Elementary School, 1998-present
    • Condit Elementary, 2000
  • Received B.A. in History from Cal Poly Pomona, December 1999.
  • Plays on the worship team at Sierra Vista Community Church.
  • Recently started a career as a History teacher and will continue playing music.
  • Married in 1982 to "high school sweetheart" Annemarie.
  • Three children: Evan, Brendan, and Grant.