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  • Mapex Drum Company Announces 9 City Matt Halpern Clinic Tour

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    Mt. Juliet, TN …August 17, 2012 – Mapex MyDentity Custom Drums is excited to announce a 9 city 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”, says 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”.

    Matt will be performing and teaching at the following Elite Mapex Mydentity locations:


    9/9/201 2 – Sunday - BENTLEYS - Fresno, CA

    9/10/2012 – Monday - DRUM WORLD - San Mateo, CA

    9/12/2012 – Wednesday - TEACHING - DONN BENNETT DRUM STUDIO, Bellevue, WA

    9/17/2012 – Monday - HIX BROTHERS, Aurora IL

    9/13/2012 – Thursday - CLINIC - DONN BENNETT DRUM STUDIO, Bellevue, WA

    9/18/2012 – Tuesday - VICS DRUM SHOP, Chicago, IL
    9/19/ 2012 – Wednesday - THE MUSIC STORE INC, Tulsa, Ok
    9/20/2012 – Thursday - FUINKY MONKEY MUSIC, Shawnee Mission, KS
    9/21/2012 – Friday - WILLIS MUSIC, Florence, KY
    9/22/2012 – Saturday - DALES DRUM SHOP, Harrisburg, PA


    For more information on Matt’s Mapex Mydentity drum kit visit:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player\_embedded&list=UUNVKugzNSQEbQWvu\_cHJTIA&v=2AqB-yBv6To

    Visit the Mapex Facebook Page:  http://www.facebook.com/MapexDrums

    To find your nearest Mapex dealer: http://usa.mapexdrums.com/dealers

    Mapex  products are hand built and hand assembled by the artisans at its  wholly owned factory. The people at Mapex have earned a distinguished  reputation for designing, engineering and building the highest quality  acoustic drums. In fact, Mapex is one of the only companies of its kind  to have earned ISO9001 certification - the world's standard for manufacturing excellence.

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