Mapex partners up with Drumtech


has partnered with London drum shool


, affording the school´s 900-strong student body access to the kind of gear endorsed by Gregg Bissonette, Will Calhoun (Living Colour) and Chris Pennie (Coheed & Cambria).

Mapex has equipped every classroom and rehearsal room with brand new kits from the Orion, Saturn and Meridian ranges.

Drumtech's master class calendar will also include guest clinicians from Mapex´s international visiting artist roster. Mapex video content will also be made available via Drumtech's highly popular

YouTube channel

and on their


, which also contains a considerable library of tutorials, artist performances and master classes.

Of the partnership, Mapex says: “We are delighted to be working with Drumtech as they share our passion and enthusiasm for developing musical education within Europe. Education is extremely important to Mapex nationally and Internationally so to join forces with such a well established and reputable school is invaluable”

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.