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Drum Lessons | Artist development, Ensemble Coaching, Jazz Improvisation Lessons

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Music in Drumming
  • Pricing: $40 per half hour // $80 per hour lesson
  • Styles: Jazz, Rock, Heavy Metal, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Funk, Soul R&B, Hip Hop, Drum n Bass, Electronica and more…
  • Suitability: All ages ranging from Beginner through to Advanced players


With over 15 years’ experience in drum tuition, Peter has gained a high level of teaching and has a well-structured approach to lessons.

Ascending from the masterful teacher Chris O’Connor and also from renowned NZSM tutors Roger Sellers and Lance Phillip, Peter gained a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Drumming (2003 NZSM) and has maintained a creative and innovative teaching style both privately, and at Schools over the past 15 years including: Wellesley College, Onslow College, Wainuiomata College and St Marks Church School, Samuel Marsden Collegiate and Chilton St James School.

Peter has continued to develop his skills ov and is able to elaborate on all sorts of styles and techniques, including: Jazz, Rock, Heavy Metal, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Funk, Soul R&B, Hip Hop, Drum n Bass, Electronica and more…

Currently performing in multiple bands and Jazz/Funk/Fusion/Rock collaborations, Peter regularly takes part amongst NZ’s Jazz Festivals alongside groups “The Nigel Patterson Quartet”, “PJD Trio”, “The Jazz Robots”, “The Jopeto Trio” and “Hot Ostrich”. As well as also performing/touring in other projects including: “Shakahn”,  “Eva Prowse”, “Crimes Against Humanity” and other session work.

Teaching Info

The student will arrive to there lesson, be seated and wait for instruction to enter lesson. The student will be taught all the facilities needed, to play the drums, read music. Listen and understand music/drumming.

This includes: Technique, Posture, Physical development, Listening skills, Musical understanding, History of drumming and of course having fun, which is a vital part of learning any instrument.

The student will be given music to take away and practice at home. Practice is a vitaal part of learning the drums, to keep your body inshape physically and mentally.

You don’t need a drum kit to learn the drums!!!