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Matt Piper is the author of the 5-star rated books Reason 4 Ignite and Using Reason's Virtual Instruments. Piper has conducted seminars on all aspects of music production at music schools, recording studios, and convention centers all over the United States, and has produced numerous how-to videos demonstrating recording techniques and Reason tips and tricks. He is accomplished on several instruments, including keyboards, guitars, upright and electric bass, and a variety of ethnic wood and bamboo flutes. Matt teaches Fundamentals of Synthesis at the Los Angeles College of Music, helping students understand core concepts that can empower them to design sounds with any music synthesizer setup. He also teaches Introduction to Working with Picture, where students learn the basics of cameras, lenses, lighting, green screen effects, and video editing, ultimately producing their own music videos for their final projects.