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Mapex Drum Artist Matt Halpern In Store Clinic Sept 21 At 7pm

Attention All Drummers – Periphery’s Matt Halpern will be at our Florence Superstore on Friday, Sept 21 at 7pm for an in store clinic. This event is sponsored by Mapex MyDentity Drums, Meinl Cymbals, and Evans Heads. Matt is an amazingly talented artist who must be heard to be believed. His astounding technique, speed, and precision is stunning. Matt was recently featured on the cover of the July 2012 issue of Modern Drummer magazine, and voted #2 Metal Drummer in their most recent readers poll. Here’s what Mapex has to say about this outstanding opportunity to see a truly world class performer up close, in person: “Mapex MyDentity Custom Drums is excited to announce the September 2012 clinic tour with Modern Drummer Readers Poll winner Matt Halpern. Matt will be highlighting his unique playing style, discussing his approach to playing complex rhythms while maintaining a solid groove, the importance of drum instruction, and how to coexist with band-mates on the road.

A Baltimore native, Matt started playing the drums at the age of 3. With private lessons, Matt acquired a deep knowledge of drumming and a love for playing all genres of music. At a young age Matt was performing throughout the Northeast weekly. After college Matt toured extensively with many bands and eventually joined up with instrumental group, Animals as Leaders. From there Matt had the opportunity to join progressive metal band Periphery, and he’s been with them ever since performing and touring all over the world.

Matt is highly regarded as a very active drum instructor and participant in the expansion of music education. In 2008, Matt founded Bandhappy the only online market place for live music lessons from musicians from all over the world. With Bandhappy, fans and musicians can take lessons with their favorite artists and teachers via custom video chats. Matt is currently gearing up for summer festivals with Periphery in Europe.

“We are thrilled that Matt is part of the Mapex family and he has chosen Mapex MyDentity Drums to play on the road and for these clinics”, said Joe Hibbs with Mapex Drums. “His distinctive style coupled with his uncanny grasp of simple and complex rhythms identifies him as one of the new leading voices of the drumming world”.

Clinic participants will also have a chance to customize and win a MyDentity snare drum. Participants should look for information at the clinic on how to enter to win.”

EVERYONE: DO NOT MISS THIS RARE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE ONE OF THE BEST DRUMMERS ON THE PLANET. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. THIS IS A FREE CLINIC. AGAIN, THE DATE IS FRIDAY, SEPT 21 AT 7PM AT THE WILLIS MUSIC SUPERSTORE IN FLORENCE, KY.

Everything Drum Sale! June 1-12.

And we mean everything drums and drum related! All Drums sets from Mapex, Tama, Gretsch, Pearl, DDrum, Roland, Yamaha and Thunder. All cymbals from Zildjian, Sabian and Dream. All hand percussion from Meinl, Latin percussion, Pearl. All hardware, stands, thrones and adapters. All shakers, cowbells, practice pads, sticks, mallets, bags are on extra reduction! Hurry in for the best selection! June 1st through the 12th.