CreativeLive announces ‘The Working Musician Playbook’ with Matt Halpern (Periphery/BandHappy)

By on March 30, 2014

Matt Halpern

CreativeLive, the world’s leading online classroom, has announced several special guests for its upcoming ‘Music & Audio’ channel class, “The Working Musician Playbook,” which will be hosted by Periphery drummer and founder, Matt Halpern, next month. Special guests to appear in-studio over the two-day course are as follows:


Ash Avildsen – Sumerian Records Founder/CEO

Mike Mowery – Outerloop MGMT Founder/CEO

Mark Scribner – Business Manager for Killswitch Engage, Periphery, Animals as Leaders

Mike Johnston – Drummer, Clinician and Founder of

Chris Brewer – Head of Artist Relations for Meinl Cymbals USA

J.P. Bouvet – Drummer, Clinician and winner of Guitar Center Drum Off 2011


In this online course, free to watch live, Modern Drummer’s 2013 ‘Best Metal Drummer,’ Matt Halpern, along with the slew of accomplished special guests, will show viewers how to break out of the garage and build a lasting career in the music industry – from finding the right management, agent and label, to building relationships with sponsors and key industry players and more. The class will broadcast live on April 9 and April 10 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT. For more information, and to enroll today, head over to:


Since its inception in 2010, CreativeLive has broadcast more than 250 courses to more than 1 million students worldwide. Now streaming live from studios in Seattle and San Francisco, CreativeLive hosts workshops in photography, video, design, business, audio, music, and software training, unlocking previously closed doors by making dynamic education accessible to everyone.


The site’s upcoming “The Working Musician Playbook” instructor, Matt Halpern, plays drums in Periphery and is the founder of He’s a fixture on the clinic scene, multiple time winner of the Modern Drummer Magazine readers’ poll in the Educator/Clinician and Metal Drummer categories, and one of the most respected names in rock drumming. Also, he loves dogs.
Stay tuned to and for more information on “The Working Musician Playbook” and other upcoming ‘Music & Audio’ classes.

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Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.