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.
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), Willie Adler (Lamb of God), 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), Louis Cato (Marcus Miller Band), Spencer Sotelo (Periphery), and more.
Misha Mansoor from Periphery has this to say, “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.”