Hi, I am a full-time musician and music teacher.
My area of expertise is drumming and rhythm.
I teach drum kit, cajon, body percussion and general percussion involving djembe, cowbell, shaker, woodblock etc.
I have experience in a wide range of music genres including rock/pop, funk, flamenco, Middle Eastern, West African, Cuban and Latino.
I teach ages from 5-years-old to 95-years-old!
I have teaching programs for one-off sessions (e.g., festivals, schools, or rhythm work with a choir) and for ongoing sessions (e.g, drumming circles, private lessons).
Some comments about my teaching:
"Thank-you for being the most amazing drum teacher in the universe". Traci Cenedese, Head of Music, Hampton Primary School.
"A fantastic afternoon - much focus, laughter, enthusiasm and exhilaration. Peter is a brilliant leader, personable, dynamic and very thorough. Participants left the workshop uplifted, with a more confident and better understanding of playing rhythm". Christine McDonald, Newport Folk Festival.
"Peter Vadiveloo is a great teacher, cleverly building our skills and slowly increasing the complexity of rhythms. And of course, Peter is immensely entertaining. So not only could I join in, but the whole experience was really fun!" Liezl Shnookal, Pt Fairy Festival participant.
"Thanks so much again for your fantastic energy and creating what was the highlight of the festival for me". Roses Gap Music Camp participant.
"Our thanks goes to you. Your workshop was fun, inspiring and pitched at exactly the right level for our group. Your ability to break down what seems at first quite complex, into simple, manageable steps is a gift. The clear love and enthusiasm you have for your craft is contagious and I think everyone felt that we progressed in leaps and bounds in those 2 short hours we spent together". Janet Troy, leader of Tongue & Groove vocal ensemble.
"This year Port Fairy offered a huge range of workshops but I couldn't go past Peter Vadiveloo's offering: Percussion Experience. Peter is a natural born teacher". Pt Fairy Festival participant.
"Peter provided a fantastic percussion program that engaged all students and enabled them to make music. He developed our students to the point where they could make their own rhythm and beats. Peter made our graduation spectacular by getting our grade 6 students to perform both body percussion and drumming performances. Our students warmed to Peter's approach enabling them to be fully active and engaged". Robert Csoti, Principal, Clayton South Primary School.
"The different tonal and rhythmic qualities that Peter demonstrated opened the students eyes and some students who I though might have been a bit reluctant to participate come on board very easily with Peter's encouragement and enthusiasm. I was really impressed by his vast knowledge (I had no idea about some of the stuff he was demonstrating) and how well the students engaged with him. Please pass on our thanks to Peter. He was a real inspiration for the students and me!" Angela Facey, Music Coordinator, Horsham Secondary College.