Mata was born and raised in Ithaca, NY surrounded by music since she was a very young girl. Her father, a Tenor, piano restorer, a music history professor and a one time professional musician, encouraged and introduced music into her life at an early age. Her mother, born and raised in Roma, Italy, gave Mata the gift of international civilization and travel and introduced the importance of language and culture.
Mata began playing classical piano at the age of 4 and moved on to play the flute, Oboe in her teens. After leaving University, drums and the guitar became focal points in her music. In Highschool, Mata's first musical focus was classical composition on the piano. After moving to San Francisco and joining a band, song writing, singing and composing became her current passion. All music on the Everyday cd are written and recorded by Mata.