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Periphery drummer set to launch Bandhappy

Thursday, December 15, 2011 8:34 AM PT / 7,200 views

Official press release: Bandhappy will change the music world beginning in 2012. Scheduled to launch in early 2012, the Bandhappy online music community, founded by Periphery drummer Matt Halpern, will reshape how music teachers and students connect in a first-of-its-kind music community. Bandhappy will offer either in-person lessons or online lessons anywhere on the planet via a custom-built, in-house video chat system. To get a quick overview of the Bandhappy system, check out a brief teaser video here: "Bandhappy really spent the time gathering information from students, teachers and touring artists to create the most well-rounded and groundbreaking online music tool that I've seen," states Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler. "I've given and taken lessons on here myself and even picked up something I used on the new Lamb of God recording. Bandhappy has it all." Musicians can use Bandhappy for instant access to a readily available pool of potential students, so they can teach whatever they want, whenever they want, wherever they want. Bandhappy makes it easy for musicians to manage their teaching schedules effortlessly, while still doing what they love to do and earn income even when they're out on the road. The touring musicians who created Bandhappy have made the entire process hassle-free for both students and teachers. Everything from scheduling to payment is handled seamlessly in one place, on their easy-to-navigate, user-friendly site. Students have a unique opportunity to interact with and learn from their favorite performers, often without even leaving home. Teachers that have already signed on include Tosin Abasi (Animals as Leaders), Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean Band), AJ Minette (The Human Abstract), Evan Brewer (The Faceless), Paul Waggoner (Between the Buried and Me), Rody Walker (Protest the Hero), Peter Wichers (Soilwork), Willie Adler (Lamb of God), Louis Cato (Marcus Miller Band), Spencer Sotelo (Periphery), and more. Bandhappy offers access to one-on-one lessons – in person or online -- with the teacher of your choice, chosen from an impressive roster of professionals in every possible genre. Students will also have the opportunity to learn all things music related from studio production to song writing. Bandhappy has amassed many well known music industry professionals as part of the service launch. Additional teacher applications will be accepted soon. "Being in Periphery with Matt, I've been able to watch the building of Bandhappy from the beginning," states Periphery guitarist and producer, Misha Mansoor. "It's amazing actually, seeing how it started as an idea and now being able to use it! The layout of the site is simple and fun, super user-friendly, and can really connect a lot of people. It's a revolutionary system with customized video chat specifically geared toward music lessons. Any musician from any genre, or any part of the music world will be able to apply to teach and join an incredible starting roster of teachers. It enables musicians to teach or take lessons, even if they never have before in a way that is hassle-free and exciting. Bandhappy will help musicians make a stronger connection with their fans, give fans and students a real and live, personal learning experience, and allow musicians to run their own teaching businesses. There has never been anything like this before and it's truly going to change the musical landscape."


plaguestricken 12/15/2011 8:47:50 AM

this will suck.

zdrum666 12/15/2011 8:50:35 AM

Learn how to play on your own. This shit is for spoiled rich gays.

BobbyBoulders 12/15/2011 8:50:48 AM

yea it probably will suck but honestly its not a bad idea at its core

xmusicislifex 12/15/2011 8:56:10 AM

get ready for a swarm of fat "musicians" in the near future

anonymous 12/15/2011 9:01:20 AM

Great, one more way for your band teacher to sexually exploit you.

anonymous 12/15/2011 9:06:10 AM

college dropouts are stoked

withoutashield 12/15/2011 9:35:40 AM

Can't wait for Celine to sign up as a teacher and Stickam the fck out of little kids with his penis.

therearetoomanybands 12/15/2011 10:22:18 AM

This sounds like a modest, humble, and rational press release. "It's pretty much the best thing since music."

ineedsalt 12/15/2011 10:38:48 AM

cant wait to see gene hoglan make his fat fried chicken fingers smash random letters on a keyboard

anonymous 12/15/2011 11:15:56 AM

anonymous 2 hours ago Great, one more way for your band teacher to sexually exploit you. lmao, my band teacher in middle school was arrested for sexual harassment

anonymous 12/15/2011 11:35:41 AM

good idea, it will fail though. Also, LOL at the promo video-i think i am going to sign up and get a letter from whitechapel how to tune my guitar down to drop A and play two notes really fast then two notes reaaalllllly slllllooooooow and deeeeeep.

anonymous 12/15/2011 11:35:55 AM

ALSO-LOL at the things they can teach you (vocals, guitar, violin) inlcuding "Legal." Thats great cause law school is a bitch, im gonna drop out and get my legal education from bandhappy.com. Y'all ABA certified? And you promise after two lessons i'll be able to be an entertainment lawyer?

anonymous 12/15/2011 11:36:37 AM

LOL *lessson not letter

LoydChristmas 12/15/2011 12:03:59 PM

awesome...now the people who manufacture all these stupid bedroom djent projects can teach an army of drones to do it for them.

duckduckfootloose 12/15/2011 12:35:59 PM

Be nice to actually give musicians a way to make money on the road without being controlled by the labels. And nice that shitty musicians from fad bands can't get in on it.

anonymous 12/15/2011 12:45:33 PM

this is a good idea. fck all of you.

withoutashield 12/15/2011 1:23:53 PM

Ever wish you could get lessons from your favorite musicians and learn how they play, so you'll never have the problem or worry of creating your own music? We thought that would be appealing to all of you gays, so we made this. btw, we don't actually have any teachers signed up yet, so tell us who you want and we'll see if we can pay them as little as possible to make it happen.

anonymous 12/15/2011 1:32:37 PM

duckduck- obviously you haven't seen who is signed up to "teach"--there are some good ones, there are also whitechpael, august burns red, etc... oh wait nvm, these are good musicians in solid bands that are going to be remembered forever nvm

anonymous 12/15/2011 1:33:55 PM

anonymous 47 minutes ago this is a good idea. fck all of you. Oh hey Matt Halpern, how are you doing? I keep trying to "like" bandhappy but i can never find the button, can you teach me how via skype and how much will it cost?

anonymous 12/15/2011 4:51:49 PM

Bandhappy? Suicide.

wwjd 12/15/2011 5:10:07 PM

I think its a good idea. Hopefully it works

anonymous 12/15/2011 8:51:25 PM

Jesus WOULD think this is a good idea. fck off.

duckduckfootloose 12/16/2011 10:56:52 AM

re: anonymouse: So they make shit music. So does Satriani. Whitechapel can def play though.

anonymous 12/16/2011 12:15:17 PM

Band Fappy

anonymous 12/16/2011 6:39:59 PM

never heard of any of these bands, lesson flip

krangs_tiny_pebus 12/18/2011 7:44:12 AM

What a terrible idea. Wow.

xfallofmanx 12/18/2011 9:56:04 PM

rich 13 yr olds can now learn sick blasts and blazing double bass skills from shitty indie drummers who need lessons as bad as they do........learn to play the old fashioned way. by shooting yourself in the face

anonymous 12/22/2011 6:41:08 AM

i just wana learn how to wack rails and smoke weed. i heard this dude could teach me that too.

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