BANDHAPPY PROMISES TO MAKE BANDS, MUSIC STUDENTS VERY HAPPY
Seems like we’ve been hearing about the pending launch of Bandhappy for ages now… and it’s finally here! The website, created by Periphery drummer Matt Halpern, offers a platform for artists and students to connect one-on-one for video lessons on a variety of instruments in real-time, as well as the ability to archive those lessons for future review. Here’s just a small sampling of artists who are giving lessons through Bandhappy culled from a quick perusal of the site: Tosin Abasi, Chris Adler (Lamb of God), Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish), Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall), Evan Brewer, Stef Broks (Textures), Dino Campanella (Dredg), Dave Davidson (Revocation)… and the list goes on. Check out the full list of artists currently signed up right here. Impressive, right?
As of today, Bandhappy is fully functional. Whether you’re a teacher looking to expand your student base or a student looking to connect with your hero, sign up and give it a shot. You can view the teacher tutorial here, and the student tutorial here to learn a bit more about how the platform operates from each side.
Coming later this week, we’ll publish an interview I did with Matt Halpern about Bandhappy; his motivations for creating it, the challenges he’s faced and continues to face in building it out, and his goals for the platform.