For five years, Martin was a member of the cello rock band Break of Reality, and performed at music festivals, colleges, and performing arts centers across the country. He presented over 100 educational workshops with the band, including lectures at the University of Michigan, Georgia Institute of Technology, and University of Wisconsin. Other notable performances with the band include a segment on Good Day NY, Fox TV’s Fearless Music, two showcases at South by Southwest, and California Worldfest (opening up for the band Cake).
Martin received a Doctorate from The University of Michigan, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from The Cleveland Institute of Music, and a Performers Certificate from The Toho School of Music in Japan. He performs on a recently acquired cello from Eastern Europe, circa 1880.