Alex Barker

  • Bachelor of Music Performance
  • Cert IV in Music Composition

Hello! My name is Alex Barker, I'm a professional musician offering private tuition for drum kit and beginner guitar.

I'm excited to offer my services to anyone who would like to learn to play their favourite songs, learn the basics of an instrument, as well as those who wish to further their technique under the guidance of a Waapa-trained professional musician.

If you are interested in drum or guitar lessons for yourself, your child, a family member or friend, please hold the cursor over 'Services' and then click on 'Alex Barker Drum Tuition' for more information!

My background:

Male, 28 years old.
Learning drums for 18 years.
Originally from NSW, I left behind my successful tuition business in Wollongong to undertake a Ba in Music Performance at the WA Academy of Performing Arts, which I completed in 2015.
Currently teaching and performing music around Perth CBD and outer suburbs.


2015 - Ba in Contemporary Music Performance (Waapa).
2008 - Cert IV in Music Composition (TAFE, NSW).
2006 - HSC (Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts).
2005 - Received scholarship to study at the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music.

Teaching experience:

2017-ongoing - beginner piano and guitar tutor at Sacred Heart PS, Thornlie WA.
2017-ongoing - drum tutor at St John's and St Dominic's PS through Keyed Up Music.
2016-ongoing - drum and guitar tutor at Kalamunda Music Academy.
2016-17 - drum tutor at Sound Centre, Morley.
2016 - drum tutor at St Helena's Catholic College, Ellenbrook.
2009-12 - drum tutor to 40+ private students as well as through St Mary's Star Of The Sea College, Corpus Christi Catholic High School, and tuition business The Music Bus (drums, guitar, keyboard) in NSW.
2009-12 - childcare worker for Big Fat Smile (formally Illawarra Children's Services), Wollongong NSW.

My career as a performer has taken me from venues in Coolum (QLD) to the famous Esplanade Hotel in Melbourne (VIC), supporting such artists as Dragon, The Whitlams, Guttermouth, NOFX, Illy, Phrase, GZA (Wu-Tang Clan), The Herd and Bliss N Eso to name a few.

You can see and hear two examples of my playing, here:

“Alex Barker has been a great addition to the Music Bus. He is a talented, passionate and enthusiastic teacher who is popular with the kids. Great to have him on board.” Fiona Sutton, CEO The Music Bus

Primrose St
Perth, WA
0434 127 329


Details last updated on May 21, 2018