Bandhappy is, or rather was, a music education marketplace where you could find some of your favorite musicians and get tailored lessons from them, either online or on the road if they were offering. Unfortunately, Bandhappy founder and Periphery drummer Matt Halpern has decided to shut down the service citing the time-consuming nature of being a part of Periphery.

To all Bandhappy Teachers, Students and Fans,

My name is Matt and i’m the founder of Bandhappy. Thank you all for the support over the past bunch of years – it’s been great! As some of you may know, I am a very busy touring drummer and educator, and have been running Bandhappy on a “full-part-time” basis since we launched. With that said, i’ve been working on my band, Periphery for years now as well, and I am extremely lucky to be a part of a musical group that will occupy most of my time throughout 2015 and beyond. It is for this reason that we will be saying good bye for now from Bandhappy.

My goal has always been to connect musicians and teachers with their fans and students, and to help both parties support one another through education and meaningful interaction. We’ve be able to achieve this goal time and time again, and i believe all of our teachers and students will continue to work together even without Bandhappy in the mix.

I truly appreciate everyone who has been a part of this company, and I have the utmost respect for all of our teachers and supporters who have believed in me and Bandhappy’s mission from the start.

Thank you all. This has been so much fun, and I look forward to connecting with all of you again in the future.

With love and appreciation, we’re signing off. Onward and upward!


Matt Halpern

No word on another service taking its place where you can get lessons from the likes of Tosin Abasi or Chris Adler, but there’s sure to be something somewhere in the works.

Then again, there’s always YouTube.



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