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Lachlan Hawkins Drum Studio

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Bachelor of Music (Advanced Performance in Jazz Drums)

Lachlan is currently undertaking Honours research study at the Queensland Conservatorium after completing his Bachelors degree in 2014, studying under Paul Hudson, John Parker (Jazz Drums) and Nozomi Omote (minor study in Classical Percussion). During this time, he has joined the Con Artists Jazz Orchestra, founded contemporary percussion group SoundStruck Percussion, his own jazz group as well as freelancing with a diverse range of musicians including James Morrison, The Idea of North, Steve Newcomb, Kristin Berardi, Elly Hoyt, John Hoffman, Lauren Lucille, Swing Central, Melissa Western, Jazzab, QHORNS, Queensland Show Choir, Georgia Mae, Empty Chair Project, Luke Kennedy and Harrison Craig. With his own group, Lachlan has performed at a number of venues including QPAC, Brisbane Jazz Club, Queen Street Mall and the Jumpers & Jazz Festival.

Other rewarding highlights include touring Asia and Europe with the Queensland Youth Symphony, mentoring students together with the Juilliard Jazz faculty at the New York Jazz Symposium (University of Melbourne) and performing with the Newcomb/Hoffman Quintet at Magnetic Island Jazz Festival (2013/2014).

With a passion for education, Lachlan has been running a private teaching studio since graduating from Brisbane State High School in 2011 and also tutors drum kit at the Young Conservatorium as well as Brisbane’s newest drum store, Just Percussion. Along with classmate Tsoof Baras – who together have been inspired by groups such as STOMP and the Blue Man Group – they are currently working on ideas that combine music with visual and theatrical elements such as paint drumming and body percussion. Lachlan has been fortunate to study with Carl Allen (USA), David Jones, Marcio Bahia (Brazil), John Parker, Paul Hudson and Grant Collins.

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These details were last updated on February 6, 2015