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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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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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March 2015

Dear friends,
I hope you, your friends and your families are well, and that life is good all around. Our gorgeous little Ella turned two years old in February. Patrice and I are still scratching our heads wondering how those…Read more

Why Jazz Research is Important

I was invited by Drs Michael Webb and Christopher Coady to sit on a panel of eight Australian jazz PhDs at the inaugural Jazz Research Symposium, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Monday 8th December 2014. The following is the text from…Read more

Congratulations Abby!

Drummer Abby Constable (pictured below) from Killara High School, a student taking regular private drum lessons with me for the past two years, has been awarded a scholarship to return to the Jazz Workshop Australia 2016 Jazz Camp. Abby was…

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February 2015

Dear friends,


I hope you enjoyed a bit of a break over the summer and that you were able to spend some quality time with your family and friends. I also hope that 2015 has gotten off to a…

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In Memory of Alan Turnbull, 1943 – 2014

Preface

Given immediate access to the kinds of communications technology we usually have in one of our pockets throughout the duration of most of our waking lives these days, it’s difficult to avoid sensationalising and trivialising the occurrence of significant events by posting…

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Musical Exploration of Life

Article by Robert Kennard for Northern District Times, 7th Oct 2011

FOR drumming maestro Dave Goodman, playing music is more than just time-keeping.

“I’m a musician because I think music is the one profession that has everything in…

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