What do you teach at the Con?
What genres do you teach?
What is it that you love about teaching music – particularly at Wollongong Conservatorium?
As a teacher, I enjoy getting to know each unique student, and I shape my lessons accordingly, so that they feel comfortable and confident to explore, grow, and shine in their own authentic way at the drum set. I am looking forward to being a part of a highly skilled team of tutors at WollCon, and helping students make the most of all of the opportunities it has to offer, which will be highly beneficial for their growth as musicians.
Please share a particular career highlight and why it’s special to you.
What’s one piece of music that you’d recommend people listen to?
This is a very tough question, as I love many different songs for varying reasons, and many different drummers inspire me for many different reasons. And so, this is not a song but a documentary (available for free on YouTube – see below) that I recommend. It is called ‘Changing Time’. It is an honest insight into the life of a professional drummer that I love, called Jojo Mayer. He discusses his life as a full-time performing musician, talks about how Tony Williams was a big inspiration for him, and how he would practice drums growing up, among other inspiring things.
Also, a band that I am really digging at the moment is Trichotomy. This is a jazz group from Brisbane. I highly recommend checking out any and all of their discography!