An interactive online music tuition website launching next year has already signed up prominent performers as mentors.
The Bandhappy site, which will go live in early 2012, promises its users the opportunity of one-to-one sessions on all aspects of the music industry; from learning to play or perfect instruments to production and staging techniques.
The project is the brainchild of Periphery drummer, Matt Halpern. His band colleague, Misha Mansoor, has had an insight into its development and gives the website a solid endorsement: “The layout of the site is simple and fun, super user-friendly, and can really connect a lot of people. It’s a revolutionary system with customized video chat specifically geared toward music lessons. It enables musicians to teach or take lessons, even if they never have before in a way that is hassle-free and exciting.”
The roster of artists who will provide knowledge and experience include members of Animals as Leaders, The Human Abstract, The Faceless, Between The Buried And Me, Protest The Hero and Soilwork.
Chris Adler, drummer with Lamb Of God, is one of those taking a teaching role on the site. He says: “[They have] really spent the time gathering information from students, teachers and touring artists to create the most well-rounded and groundbreaking online music tool that I’ve seen. I’ve given and taken lessons on here myself and even picked up something I used on the new Lamb of God recording.”
“It 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,” Mansoor predicts.
A promotional video for the site can be seen below, and registrations for tuition are now open via the Bandhappy front page.