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 Prelude:

 My body and soul was unleashed unto this world January 26-2006 in Toronto Canada.

 Music was constant in my family and open to explore. At age 3 my curious head discovered the   piano in the house. Soon after I found the guitar and by age of 4 still exploring, I pulled junk from   the garage and made my own drum kit. With a bucket and chopsticks in hand I performed on the   driveway for anyone walking by.

 My dad noticed. It was then he introduced me to something magical that changed my life. A real   drum kit, then a groove "The 2 & 4". I was tapping on anything within reach, I still do. I soon   discovered how drums drives all music to stay on course with feel. This early form of   communication and dance continues to possess me today.

 Education:

 I quickly enrolled into music lessons. Piano and guitar, they never left me; however, my soul was   owned by the percussion Gods. I practiced a lot, and balancing it all while maintaining a normal   childhood and a multi-formal musical education. All in effort to better myself in this journey. With   proper education and practice, I started hearing positive results. I was on to something.

 1- My earliest music lessons began with Piano with Lindsay Bond. She actually made piano fun.

 2- At age 10, I enrolled in an entry level guitar and drum program at Rock This Way. The teachers   taught me the fundamentals along with basic music theory.

 3- At age13 I knew I wanted to focus on drumming, and I went for higher learning. I was fortunate   to become a student of Jeff Salem (Educator and session drummer).

 4- At age 14 was accepted and enrolled into Berklee University of Music (Boston summer   Program). I since have completed my Pro-Certificate Program with a 4.0 GPA. as the youngest in   the program. I earned university credits prior to starting high school. My professors. I'm presently   registered as a undergrad at Berklee with a possibility of attending fulltime once high School is   complete. My professors: Skip Hadden, Yoron Israel (Dean), Jim Payne

 5- My high school Mayfield Secondary School (Regional Arts Program school) is the finest music   high school in the country that requires students to audition to enroll. I was granted a first-round   entry. There I studied many aspects of large and small ensembles and university level theory. 

 

 I continue to study privately (weekly) outside of high school, with:

 A) Percussions- Steve Mancuso - Music PHD candidate (Humber – Guelph University of Music)  

 B) Theory - Matt Newton - BA Music (Humber – Guelph University of Music). 

 C) Performing Jazz Ensemble - Johnny Griffith – MA Music (Humber – Guelph University of Music). 

 I feel I'm on the right track.

 Ahead:

 Outside of school, I perform live as the drummer and composer for the band "Chance of Reign".   I'm one of the founding members since 2018. Music and EP out on streaming sites. Occasionally   I'm invited to contribute as a session drummer for other artists. 

 My journey continues, for this bio has no end. 

 Matteo

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News

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 “There’s a big difference between thrashing around on drums, guitar or any   (instrument) as opposed to a schooled, serious approach ... where it’s not just a   hobby, but what they want to do in life," Ludwig said." I always keep my eyes open for   that because you never know when the next Beatles or Led Zeppelin are going to roll   through.” 

 - William Ludwig III.

 (Interview about Matteo Vena TORSTAR news Monday Dec 2nd 2019)


 "Matteo Vena, definitely a young man to watch. Only early teens and hanging tough   this summer in Berklee’s Rock Drums. He possesses potential of the highest order and   am looking for him to BE..."                                                                          -   -   - Skip Hadden.

 Professor at Berklee College of Music (Boston)

 "Matteo Vena is definitely an up-and-coming drummer. I taught him R&B/Funk

 Drums course for Berklee College of Music and he showed lots of creativity and

 spark in his playing. He's a dedicated musician and I expect that the music world

 will hear about him in the near future".

 - Jim Payne. Legendary funk drummer 

 and  Professor at Berklee College of Music (Boston)

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Endorsements

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Drums:
WFLIII Drums & Percussion

www.wfliiidrums.com

William Ludwig III welcomes me to WFLIII
With William Ludwig III of WFLIII
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Sticks and Mallets:

Los Cabos  Drumsticks

https://www.loscabosdrumsticks.com/

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Drum Heads:

ATTACK Drum Heads

https://www.attackdrumheads.com/

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Hardware:

Trick Pedals and Hardware

https://www.trickdrums.com/

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Cymbals:

Soultone Cymbals

https://www.soultonecymbals.com/

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Fashion:

Full Circle Company.

https://fullcirclecompany.co/

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