Matt Ross is the Founder of One River and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the school and gallery.  In creating One River, Matt has combined his love for contemporary art and design with his experience in and passion for creative education.  One River will provide a New York quality experience for residents of northern New Jersey…this is central to the overall mission.  

Matt was the founding CEO of School of Rock, the national leader in music education for kids and built a platform that has helped to change music education across America.  Lifelong Creative Learning is at the core of Matt’s mission and he is motivated to help One River School offer a new direction in creative education for all ages, while building One River Gallery into the premier contemporary art gallery in the region.

Matt is a resident of Cresskill, NJ and is deeply committed to the arts and philanthropy.  He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Bergen PAC and is the Founder of Communities for Autism, a 501C3 non profit that helps to create thriving long term residential programs and services for adults with autism.