On Elden C. "Buster" Bailey's 100th Birthday

It’s Friday April 22, 2022 here in Sydney, marking what would have been Elden C. "Buster" Bailey’s 100th birthday, and I wish a very Happy Birthday in drum heaven to the great man.

For reasons I’ll never understand, most people…

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The Washington Tattoo 2021

Happy New Year!

I hope you can join in to see and hear yours truly playing amongst the world-class talents of some new friends as seen here for "A Call To Arms & Arts" by The Washington Tattoo, which…

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Inspiration


By Dave Goodman | Read time: approx. 4 mins

"Who are your favourite drummers?"

That's what I ask new students fairly early on in the piece. I find that it's rare, however, to receive an answer that demonstrates an awareness…

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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…

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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 & Custom

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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…

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In Memory of Steve McKenna, 1958-2017 

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… Read more

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…Read more