Music Production & Performance, Marketing, Composition, Teaching, Merchandise & Retail, Management, Entertainment, E-commerce, Entrepreneurship, Social Media, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and Chinese.


I am a business-driven thinker and accomplished musician with proven skills in music production, performance, composition and instruction. I also have experience in e-commerce retail, merchandising, and digital marketing. I am capable of using the Adobe Creative Suite programs and Microsoft Office. 

Work History

Work History
Sep 2011 - Present


TripSeven Entertainment

Co-Founder of the fledgling start-up venture, TripSeven Entertainment Group, a collaborative firm that provides personalized creative services to professional entities through a sophisticated network of talented artists. I am responsible for developing the strategy and vision for the venture as well as overseeing all of the services it will be providing.

Sep 2012 - Present

Student Worker

USC Industrial and Systems Engineering

Receptionist for the Industrial and Systems Engineering department at the University of Southern California. Schedule appointments, answer phone calls and organize/file documents. Occasionally organize events.

Sep 2009 - Present


Professional Musician
  • Guitarist with 6+ years of experience and capable of all styles, ranging from Jazz to Pop. 
  • Experienced in both in-studio and live performance work.
  • Have played at many notable performance venues such as Boston Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, Ryles Jazz Club, and Berklee Performance Center.
  • Have been a member in several notable music ensembles including The USC Super-Axe Guitar Ensemble, The Massachusetts All-State Jazz Band and The NEC Jazz Honors Combo.
  • Have been the leader of multiple ensembles including The Informal Vibe and the Matt Cohen Trio. 
  • Am an accomplished producer and composer who has worked with Los Angeles Hip-Hop/Pop Artists and composed jingles for various companies. 
  • Capable of playing bass and drums in addition to guitar. 
Sep 2007 - Present

Music Instructor

Matt Cohen Instruction

While in high school began providing guitar instruction for a fee. Created flyers, printed business cards, and networked throughout the Boston area to form a strong clientele of young adults interested in learning guitar. Taught on average to 5-8 students per week for 3 years. Currently teaching students in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013


Princess Cruiselines

Performed in the Golden Princess Showband backing famous guest entertainers. Also played solo guitar concerts throughout the ship.

Jun 2009 - Aug 2012

Karmaloop, Inc.

Karmaloop, Inc, is a leading e-commerce retailer of urban street wear and contemporary apparel and related accessories with an active audience of over 4 million 16-30 year old consumers who currently generate nearly $200 million in revenue for the company. 

Buying Assistant Summer Intern- May 2012- August 2012

Was an assistant buyer summer intern for Karmaloop's e-commerce website, PLNDR, which specialized in the sale of premium merchandize at a specially discounted price for limited 3-day sales. 

Was responsible for expanding the types of merchandise to be sold on the site including the identification of potential vendors for such merchandise. Added several new product categories during my internship including bikes, music related accessories, fragrances and other such products that would appeal to the company's customers. Also helped implement a temporary Vendor Drop Ship program of the websites' merchandise while the company was going through a warehouse move which enabled the company to sell and deliver products to the customer without it having such products physically on hand in its warehouse. Also became skilled in Microsoft Office, Word, Powerpoint, and Excel. 

Accounting & Marketing Summer Intern- June 2010- August 2010

Was responsible for helping launch Karmaloop's new flash sale site website Also helped the accounting team by reviewing and organizing documents. 

Sales Summer Intern- June 2009 - August 2009 

Worked as a sales rep at Karmaloop's sole retail store which was located in Boston. Helped stock and display merchandise as well as service customers. 

Jan 2012 - May 2012


Aranjuez Artists

Compiled data and created press-kits for some of the Aranjuez Artists, such as classical guitarist Adam Del Monte. 

May 2011 - Aug 2011

Marketing Intern


Interned for the world famous DJ Skee and Skee.TV.  Helped market and promote various artists (Ryan Beaty, Aleesia, Ricky Rude, etc)  through social media and other advertising outlets. Also assisted in recording musicians in the Skee.TV studios. 



Music Theory

I have a complete understanding of music theory from a classical, jazz, and pop music perspective. 


I have a basic foundation in listening, reading, writing, and speaking Mandarin Chinese.  

Microsoft Offfice

I have extensive knowledge in using the Microsoft Office software. 

Adobe Creative Suite

I have experience with working in Adobe Creative Suite programs, such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, and InDesign. 



Anthony Polis

Matt is sharp, intuitive, enthusiastic and a team player - all essential qualities. Additionally, creativity and musical knowledge are valuable assets and Matt has both. Highly recommended.

Franz Mehrfert

Matt is a very competent musician, a strong player in the rhythm section, a versatile soloist, and solid reader.