Dave Goodman is a drummer, composer, bandleader & educator from Sydney, Australia. Dave plays drums with some of Australia’s most important jazz ensembles - Ten Part InventionKevin Hunt Trio, and the Steve Barry Quartet, to name a few. He has worked with a long list of luminaries - both Australian and international - including Joe Lovano, Bob Berg, Bernie McGann, James Morrison, Don Burrows, Vince Jones, Mike Nock and Mark Isaacs, and he also holds a PhD from Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney. Dave endorses Sonor DrumsBosphorus Cymbals, Remo DrumheadsVater Drumsticks, DW Hardware and Pedals, and Roc-N-Soc Thrones.

Dave offers drum lessons, and presents at clinic, workshop and masterclass events. DRUMScene Magazine cited Dave's drum lesson studio as 'one of Australia's leading independent drumset and percussion schools'. To register for drum lessons with Dave, please visit the drum lessons page.

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Deconstructed drummer episode 12 preview dave goodman

The Deconstructed Drummer - Episode 13 Preview

I had a very enjoyable chat with Jeff Doukakis a few weeks back - Jeff's a great conversationalist - and here's a preview of what's going to be released on his great podcast series The Deconstructed Drummer next week. It's the bit about the…

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2017 vintage custom drum expo flier

Spring 2017 News

Dear friends,

It's been many months since I've written to you, and I hope you've been well. There's been a lot going on, and so I thought I'd write to fill you in.


2017 Vintage &

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Sydney Drum & Percussion Show 2017

I'll be presenting a drum clinic for Bosphorus Cymbals and Pro Music Australia this Sunday...

10:30 - 11:30 AM, Sunday 28 May 2017
Sydney Drum & Percussion Show
Indoor Sessions, Rosehill Gardens Grand Pavilion

As well as performing on a…

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In Memory of Steve McKenna, 1958-2017 Podcast

Steve McKenna Quartet, Fri 2 June 2006, The Sound Lounge in Seymour Theatre Centre, Sydney for SIMA.
L-R: Dave Goodman (drums), Dale Barlow (saxophone), Brendan Clarke (bass), Steve McKenna (guitar). Original higher resolution copy of this photo lost in a…
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Abby and Toby are On Their Way!

Congratulations to long-term (and now former) drum students Abby Constable and Toby Brown! Abby and Toby were in Year 12 in 2016, and they were both accepted into their first-choice tertiary music institutions for 2017: Toby’s going to James Morrison…

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2016 Vintage & Custom Drum Expo, 14 August

Dear friends,

I hope you're well!

I'm writing to invite you to the 2016 Vintage & Custom Drum Expo.

When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sunday 14 August
Where: The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204

At 12:20 PM, I'll…Read more