Dave Goodman is a drummer, composer, bandleader & educator living in Sydney, Australia. Dave plays drums with some of Australia’s most important jazz ensembles - Ten Part InventionKevin Hunt Trio, and Guy Strazz's Acoustic Wonderland Band 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 Drumheads, Innovative Percussion Sticks & MalletsDW Hardware and PedalsRoc-N-Soc Thrones, Protection Racket Cases, and Prologix Practice Pads.

Dave offers drum lessons online via Zoom, 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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News, Reviews, Articles & Blog

My Bob Berg Story

When I started studying jazz at Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 1995, my knowledge of jazz history was nascent, and I was constantly inundated by my lecturers with the names of players and albums I hadn't heard of before…

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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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"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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