The Blog Posts


*drum kit mastery diagram may not be at all simple. So, you’ve come here looking for a shortcut, a quick fix, or some secret that only the pros know. Think again! The following diagram aims to represent my personal thoughts on all of the elements that one needs to master in order to become a […]

Video featured in Vic Firth’s 15 Second Challenge – Over the past few months Vic Firth have challenged their followers on social media to upload a short clip (maximum 15 seconds) for the chance to get featured on their social networks. I’ve been encouraging all of my students to watch these clips and to try […]

I get a lot of enquiries from parents of young kids who are interested in drumming. Is your child ready for lessons? The short answer is “maybe”. It really depends on each child. I find these questions helpful for parents to assess their young kids for my lessons. Ask yourself  – are they: willing and […]

Check out this excellent review of Signature Series’ film clip launch at the Joynt last month. Once in a while the drummer does get little love! “Katz on the drums however stole the focus, seeming to have the time of his life in his little corner at the back right of the stage, grinning as […]

Spankinhide has a new website! SPANKINHIDE is Queensland’s longest serving and most powerfully dynamic African rhythm and dance ensemble, interlacing traditional rhythms and dances from West Africa, Zimbabwe and the Congo with contemporary pieces and arrangements. Not only is our gorgeous lead dancer Josie an amazing drummer and dancer but now she’s also a rather […]

Good news for 90’s Rock fans. I’ve added 2 new transcriptions to the site. Aeroplane by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Toxicity by System of a Down. They’re both super fun to play. Enjoy*

Welcome to the new site! Ive been planning this for a while now and I’m pretty happy with the way it’s turned out so far. The main reasons for upgrading were to have a site that’s easier to update and also to freshen up the look a bit. There’s already some awesome new content: on […]

I’m thrilled playing with dubmarine as we open for Roots Manuva on the Brisbane leg of his tour. Performing tracks off his brand new album 4everevolution as well as the classics from one of the most indelliable figures on the world Hip Hop stage over the last twelve years.   Making his mark with 1999s […]

The line-up below speaks for itself…more info here Byron Bay Bluesfest first lineup: Roger Daltrey Performs The Who’s Tommy & More Earth Wind & Fire The Pogues John Butler Trio My Morning Jacket G3 featuring: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai & Steve Lukather YES Buddy Guy Maceo Parker Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot Kenny Wayne Shepherd Jonny […]