Had a great time working on my album with Matthew and was extremely happy with the outcome. I appreciate his expertise and collaborative attitude as well as the network of great musicians he brought into the process. Would recommend to anyone looking to get the most out of their music.

Zach G. – June, 2016

Been recording a new EP with Matt at Empty House, and I couldn’t be happier. He is a fantastic drummer, producer, and engineer. Highly recommend for any project.

Daniel M. – May, 2014

I chose to add the cost of traveling to Albuquerque into my recording budget because I knew that working with Matthew at Empty House Studio would be worth it. It worked out well, because being away from home allowed me to focus and knock this project out in a few days.

Matthew is affordable, professional, and talented. Not only is he an INCREDIBLE drummer and percussionist, but he also has a great ear for producing and mixing. His studio in Albuquerque is filled with good gear that will get you great sounds. And it’s in a really cool neighborhood filled great food, coffee, and culture.

Last but not least, Matthew is just a good dude. He will care about you and your project, and he will work hard to help you make it sound great.

Tim W., Nashville, TN – 10/24/2013

 Matthew’s background is studio drumming but don’t be mistaken his heart is for the song.  My band The American Rails just finished recording our EP with Empty House and are planning on a full album. Matthew is really easy to work with and will be as involved as you allow him to be.   I was really surprised at Matt’s ability to hear the little pieces that make a song interesting and he really worked hard to leave space for musical moments.  I absolutely enjoyed the laid back atmosphere of being in the studio and couldn’t be happier with our final product.  I believe my response was, “We sound like us”.

He is trustworthy and honest in business and feedback.  If you haven’t heard of it yet Empty House Studio is one of the best kept secrets in Albuquerque.

April B.,, Albuquerque, NM – 9/5/2013

My son and I have been Matthew Tobias’ students at Empty House Studio for about six months, and I am really impressed with the results we are achieving as drummers. My son, who is seven, started off his first lesson reading sheet music and learning fundamentals of drumming and music rather than just repeating basic grooves. The process is making him into a competent musician who can play and will be able to play a variety of music. Most importantly for my son, Matthew is a solid teacher who can match teaching styles to different learners at different age levels.

I am learning drums so I can eventually work into our church worship group, which performs at a very high level compared to many worship groups. Still, I am learning fundamentals that are not designed to just get me through a gig or a few rock/pop worship songs a week, but are designed to build me into a versatile musician. I am looking forward to a lifetime of drumming based on what Matthew is teaching me. He is a very competent teacher but is more of a mentor to me. Matthew is one of the best musicians I have ever known, but his character is to build other people up into the best musicians they can be, and I think that translates over into his performances as well as in his work as a recording engineer.

 Scott M., Albuquerque, NM – 11/6/2013