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Showroom: Top Mapex Artists Create New Sounds for Black Panther Snare Drums

Mapex has teamed up with three of its artists to create new Black Panther snare drums that reflect each player’s unique personality and sound. The Chris Adler Warbird snare is engraved with his Warbird design. The 5.5x12 6-ply maple/walnut shell…

Modern Drummer
Feb 9, 2015

Meinl Cymbals Partners with Bandhappy as an Official Sponsor of the 2014 Vans Warped Tour

Meinl Cymbals has announced that it is partnering with Bandhappy as an official sponsor of the 2014 Vans Warped Tour. Founded by the drummer of prog-metal band Periphery, Matt Halpern, Bandhappy is an online resource that connects teachers and students in a one-of-a-kind…

Modern Drummer
May 16, 2014

Periphery Drummer Matt Halpern Hosts Online Class

Leading online classroom CreativeLive has been live-streaming Matt Halpern’s Working Musician Playbook class, which began earlier today. In this online course, Halpern, along with a slew of accomplished industry special guests, shows viewers how to break out of the garage…

Modern Drummer
Apr 9, 2014

Periphery’s Matt Halpern Announces Free CreativeLive Class

The online classroom CreativeLive has announced its first music and audio class for April, “The Working Musician Playbook,” with Periphery drummer and founder, Matt Halpern. In this online course, the Modern Drummer Reader’s Poll winner will show viewers how…

Modern Drummer
Mar 11, 2014

Matt Halpern Mapex Groove Clinic Tour Dates for September

Mapex artist and Periphery drummer, Matt Halpern, will be conducting a clinic tour at the following locations during the month of September:   9/18/2013 – Wednesday - Mid Atlantic Drums - Towson, MD 9/19/2013 – Thursday - Accent Music -…

Modern Drummer
Sep 11, 2013

Mid-Atlantic Drum Hosts Matt Halpern And Terry Bozzio Clinics

Mid-Atlantic Drum, in conjunction with Mapex Drums, presents, Matt Halpern drum clinic on Wednesday, September 18th at 7 p.m. Baltimore native Matt Halpern is the driving force behind Animals As Leaders and Periphery. His clinic will be from 7 to…

Modern Drummer
Sep 9, 2013

Periphery’s Matt Halpern and Dillinger Escape Plan’s Billy Rymer Schedule Last-Minute Drum Clinic

Drummers, fans of the groups Periphery and Dillinger Escape Plan, and aspiring young musicians who live in the Baltimore/DC/Virginia/Pennsylvania area will want to know about an upcoming two-hour drum and music business-based workshop featuring Matt Halpern of Periphery and Billy…

Modern Drummer
Apr 11, 2013

Mapex MyDentity Matt Halpern Clinic Tour

Mapex is sponsoring a nine-city clinic tour with Modern Drummer Readers Poll winner Matt Halpern. Matt Halpern will be discussing his approach to playing complex rhythms while maintaining a solid groove, the importance of drum instruction, and how to coexist…

Modern Drummer
Aug 27, 2012