Alastair

Alastair Fawkner, VIC 3060

  • Drum & percussion lessons for all levels. I’m an experienced and fully qualified instrumental teacher, with more than 15 years of teaching experience, and 15+ years experience as a professional musician.

About Me

I’m an experienced and fully qualified instrumental teacher, with more than 15 years of teaching experience, and 15+ years experience as a professional musician.

In addition to my private studio teaching, I teach at Monash University and Melbourne Polytechnic (NMIT), as well as at schools around Melbourne. I have helped many students fulfill their musical potential, from beginner students to professionals. I have extensive experience in helping students prepare for tertiary auditions, and many of my students have gone on to study at universities around Australia, including Monash, Melbourne University, the VCA, Canberra School of Music, Tasmanian Conservatorium and NMIT.

As well as drum kit, I teach Brazilian & Latin percussion, and Orchestral percussion, and can help students through theory coursework, including VCE units 3&4, and VCE Music Investigation.
I am highly experienced with VCE Solo Performance and Music Investigation students, and my students have consistently scored excellent marks in Year 11 and 12 music.

I offer lessons covering all contemporary styles (rock/funk etc), brushes, sight reading, technique, improvisation, jazz drumming and more. I am also one of Australia's leading pandeiro teachers, being a specialist in Brazilian percussion.

My students benefit from my extensive research, and from my own experiences as a student with a number of world-class drummers and percussionists, including John Riley, Scott Kettner and Ari Hoenig (US), Roberta Valente, Jorge Alabe, Celso de Almeida and Edu Ribeiro (Brazil), and Australian drummers including Simon Barker, David Jones and Hamish Stuart.

I currently have a limited number of positions available for students in my private teaching practice.

I am also available for workshops and masterclasses covering a range of topics, including jazz performance, Brazilian music, group percussion, improvisation and rhythm section workshop.

Credit and debit cards accepted.


Qualification

PhD - Music Performance

Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

2016 - 2016

Master of Philosophy (Music Performance)

Australian National University

2012 - 2012

Bachelor of Music (Jazz)

Australian National University

2003 - 2003


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Lesson Information

  • Lesson Type:
  • One to One
  • In Group
  • Online
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  • Fawkner, VIC 3060