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Ashley Farlow

General Details

I love introducing and guiding students through the wonderful world of beats and grooves.

My teaching style is based on the student. I have been influenced by many different teaching approaches including formal methods, diamond theory and musical alphabet. I use combinations of these different approaches to suit the individual student.

I have been playing drums/percussion for 17 years and performing professionally for the last 9 years. Although mostly self taught I also have had some formal training, mainly while studying at QUT, and more informal influences through several very talented drumming mentors.

I have teaching a studio located at Urban Humm (professional recording studio and rehearsal space), at 3/270 Montague Road, West End. The studio is fully equipped with state of the art acoustic and electronic drum kits. This gives students the opportunity to choose between two mediums. The acoustic kit is custom made jarrah and maple block. The in studio electronic kit is a brand new Yamaha DTX950. I can teach triggering and looping methods through the electronic kit for the more advanced students.

I also offer mobile teaching where I bring an electronic kit to you for a solo lesson. This way you can be taught in your own home.

Body percussion classes are great for groups. This is a great way to learn complex percussion counting in a fun group setting.

I have no age restrictions. If you want to learn, I want to teach you. Give me a call to arrange a time or to just have a chat about what you are after.

I have played at a number of festivals and shows around Australia. At the moment I am currently performing with Captain Dreamboat (soul/funk), Jack and the Giant Killers (roots/reggae) and Jambezi (West African).
I have also recorded and/or toured with Schoolfight (Hip Hop – Queensland Music Awards 2011 winner urban category), Bessy Lou (Gyspy – Queensland Music Awards 2010 nominee), Transbalken Express (Macedonian Brass Band), Sproket (Mobile Percussion), Drops and Cuts (Electro-breaks) and Gaffa (Improv).

These details were last updated on April 10, 2012