MATTEO VENA_bio

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 Prelude:

 My body and soul unleashed unto this world January-26-2006.

 Music was constant in our family and open to explore. At age 3 my curious head   discovered the baby-grand piano in our house, and soon after I found a guitar.              I needed more, something was missing. 

 By age of 4, and still musically exploring, I pulled junk from the garage and made my   own trap kit. I sat on a blue bucket with chopsticks in hand and played on the   driveway. My dad noticed this, it was then he introduced me to something magical   that changed my life,  a real drum kit and "The 2 & 4". From then on I was tapping on   anything within reach.

 I discovered that drumming drives all music to stay on course and controlled the   feel. Plus, it was so much more fun.  

 Today:

 Guitar and piano are still in my life; however, my soul belongs to percussions. This   early form of communication and dance continues to possess me. I continue to seek 

 new techniques and styles. I try to keep sharp by playing live, recording often, and   practicing a lot. I balance it all while maintaining a formal musical education. Al in   effort to better myself.

 

 Education:

 With the proper education and daily practice I started hearing results, I was  on to   something. 

 1-     I was accepted and enrolled into Berklee Music University (Boston). My first   intense drumming program was completed with a 4.0 GPA, being the youngest in the   program at the age of 14. This achievement earned me university credits prior to   even starting high school. My professor is Skip Hadden. I am still in Berklee as an   undergrad studying under Yoron Israel (Chair of Percussion Berklee).

 2-     Presently in high school and enrolled full time at Mayfield Secondary School –   (Regional Arts Program).  Mayfield HS is the finest music school in the country that   required auditioning to attend. I was invited to enroll in first round. 

 3-     Lastly, I study privately (weekly) under professional session drummer Jeff Salem. 

 

 In summary, based on all 3 forms of education, I feel I'm on the right track. .

  Ahead:

 Outside of school, I often perform live in a band that I've been the active drummer   since 2018. We are about to release our first EP in 2021.  Occasionally I'm invited to   contribute as a session drummer for other artists.  


 The quest for percussion perfection will continue. For this bio really has no end. 

  Matteo

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  TORSTAR news Monday Dec 2nd 2019:
“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.

Interviewed, about Matteo Vena

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

- Skip Hadden.

Matteo's drum professor at Berklee Music (Boston)

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MATTEO VENA_endorsements

Drums:
WFLIII Drums & Percussion

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Sticks and Mallets:

Los Cabos  Drumsticks

https://www.loscabosdrumsticks.com/

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Drum Heads:

ATTACK Drum Heads

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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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