Matt Halpern

187 – Matt Halpern: Takin’ care of Business

Matt Halpern is no stranger to big stages, international clinics and legions of fans around the world. What you may not know is that Matt’s passions extend music and carry over into the business world. As a musicians he’s the heartbeat of Periphery and as a businessman he’s behind endeavorers, including: Bandhappy, The Entertainment Institute, Deep V Apparel and his latest project, GetGood Drums. Matt’s enthusiasm for music, business and life is more than inspiring… it’s infectious and motivating, to say the least.

“A mistake repeated more than once is a decision.” – Unknown (Tweet this)

Matt Halpern Talks About:

  • Getting started playing drums
  • His relationship with Dennis Chambers
  • How he got the Periphery gig
  • Learning to stop “playing the victim”
  • The power of positivity
  • His love for business
  • Practice tips
  • Much more

Resources / Links / People Mentioned

Matt Halpern Plays:

  • Meinl Cymbals
  • Mapex Drums
  • Evans Drumheads
  • Promark Drumsticks

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