Commonly known as Beck; I was born in 1985 in the country town of Lismore. I am an easy going person and love all things drum and music related. I am passionate about teaching and after completing a bachelor of music (jazz) through the Brisbane Conservatorium of Music. I gained a second university qualification; a Diploma of Education.
Other things which may be of interest are; I love music and play in various bands locally and nationally around Australia. Furthermore, It’s the simple things in life that really float my boat, a twilight walk along the beach, a surf as the sun rises over the horizon, a tasty meal with friends and fine wine. Simple tangible pleasures, there is nothing better...
I have had over 17 years of experience in the music industry. Through live performance, touring, recording & private music teaching I have developed a wide range of skills which I feel are a great asset in teaching. Reaching each individual is something I always strive for in my teaching and this motivation combined with the industry experience listed below, makes it possible for me to provide drum kit lessons which are informative, fun and most importantly make sense to each individual student.
LIVE Performance : 2002- Present
Touring nationally and internationally with various musical outfits such as Z-Star (UK) 2018- present, Red Paintings, Tree Show and Black Paintings tour, Aus/US, Loren (drummer – national touring 2004-present), Aurora Jane & Massive Change (drummer – India 2008), Galleons Lap (drummer - national touring 2008-present), Carus & the True Believers (percussion – national touring 2007). Silent Feature Era (2009-present) Also various local shows filling in for different original and cover bands (2002-present).
Studio Recording : 2004 - Present
Recorded two full albums (Community, Slow Burn) and EP (80 k’s an hour) with Loren which gained airplay on stations such as Triple J.
Session work with various artists such as : Loren, Aurora Jane, Ange Takats (Aniseed Tea), The Silent Feature Era (This Old Leather Heart), Rachel Kosta, Elly Hoyt, Simone Elias, Toby Straton
Private Music Teaching : 1999 - Present
I have been teaching private music lessons since 1999. My students have ranged in age from 5 to mature, with most of my students being high school aged. Through these years of teaching I have developed different ways of reaching individual students, finding the best way to meet their learning needs.