Drummers Matt Greiner and Joe Longobardi (Defeater) will be performing live at Guitar Center Workshop locations across the United States. Fans will also be able to attend a Q&A and Meet and Greet session with the artists.

Greiner, who has been writing, recording and touring with August Burns Red for over a decade, has taught students worldwide, most recently participating in BandHappy on the road. He wants to educate people about the creative and technical aspects of drumming, both onstage and in the rehearsal room.

Longobardi began drumming in 2003 when he joined PaleHorse and has toured the U.S. and Europe several times. He also recorded and toured with Defeater and Dreamtigers, and often fills in for bands like Hostage Calm, The Queen Killing Kings and Smoke Signals.

The two talented drummers are offering their tips and stories for free over the course of 10 days.

Matt Greiner Guitar Center Drum Clinic


  • May 9 – Guitar Center Boston @ 7pm
  • May 10 – Guitar Center Union Square @ 2pm
  • May 11 – Guitar Center Cherry Hill @ 2pm
  • May 12 – Guitar Center Glen Burnie @ 7pm
  • May 13 – Guitar Center Harrisburg @ 2pm
  • May 14 – Guitar Center Pittsburgh @ 7pm
  • May 15 – Guitar Center North Olmsted @ 7pm
  • May 16 – Guitar Center Cincinnati @ 7pm
  • May 17 – Guitar Center Cool Springs @ 2pm
  • May 19 – Guitar Center Richmond @ 7pm


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