AUDW 2016

The Australian Ultimate Drummer's Weekend 2016 has been announced and there's a huge line up this year! Chris Coleman, Dave Elitch and John Riley are just a few on the names that'll be on the bill. It's always worth checking out so if you're in...

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Steve Pope Melbourne drum lessons

Give the gift of sick beats this Christmas

Know someone who's a tap-aholic? Someone who's always wanted to play the drums but never got around to it? Or maybe you already know a drummer and are stumped about what to buy them for Christmas?   Get them some drum lesson gift vouchers!   I cater for all ages and abilities,...

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Dom Famularo’s Teachers List

Stoked to be included in this teachers list compiled by Dom Famularo on the Modern Drummer Magazine website! Dom is pretty much the reason that I decided to get lessons. I watched him perform at one of his clinics back around 1992. I had no...

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What you need to know about drumsticks

Here's a really informative article on everything you need to know about drumsticks. There's been many a time students have asked me what the numbers and letters mean and how it relates to the size of the stick and so on. Now I can point...

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Drumming and body mechanics

Had a drum lesson this morning with this guy: Tom Barton. It wasn't me teaching him but the other way around. Tom is my physiotherapist and I invited him in to discuss body movement and body mechanics as applied to drum set technique. We looked...

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Skype lessons available starting 2015

As of Monday January 5th I will also be offering drum lessons via Skype.   This will enable students to study from home or wherever they are in the world. For those of you who have to travel a long way to get to your lesson, this could be an...

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Lessons start back up for the new year!

Lessons recommence at The Drum Cartel for the new year beginning on Monday January 5th. I have a few spots available in my calendar so if you’re interested in drum lessons, contact me here and we’ll get started! For more information about lessons, check out the tuition page....

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James Brown on David Letterman 1982

Here's something I found on YouTube that was too good not to share. James Brown performing on the Letterman show back in 1982 with the house band.   James Brown and the house band featuring Steve Jordan on drums absolutely smash it. Enjoy!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4m_dv5Z7hg...

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