R2D Tutors NETWORK!

featuring our ‘Ready2Drum Verified’ educators

drummers on this network are exceptional educators but also drumming professionally at a very high level.

hit them up for a lesson!

**Serious iNQUIRIES for private lessons only!**

(this is not a free Q&A platform, please be respectful of these professionals!)

Dom Cabrera

Dominic is an in-demand session musician with the reputation as one of Australia’s leading drummers. He is endorsed by Sonor Drums & UFiP Cymbals.

Hailing from Sydney this multi-faceted talent also plays guitar and bass, however he found his passion playing drums; a passion he now shares with all of his students and audiences. As an educator, Dominic is a UNSW music tutor and is available for private lessons at Arthur St Studios.

He has worked with Sony Music Australia, Warner Music Australia and Universal Music Australia and has appeared in TV shows and featured events, including The X-Factor, The Voice, ARIA Awards, Young Talent Time, The Morning Show, The Today Show, Sunrise & Mornings.

His credits include performances with artists such as:
Timomatic, Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Delta Goodrem, Samantha Jade, Nathaniel, Justice Crew, Stan Walker, Jessie J, Seal, Ronan Keating, Lea Salonga, Josh Groban, Cyrus,
Taylor Henderson and many more!

 

Rolf Wam Fjell

Rolf Wam Fjell is a professional drummer originally from Norway, now living in Sydney.

He has been touring internationally with various artists and has played on many of the Hillsong Worship albums as well as done session work for a large variety of artists in Norway, USA and Australia. He is working hard these days to release content and resource for especially the countless church drummers in churches across the planet.

Some of the names Rolf has worked with are:
Hillsong Worship, Hillsong United, Michael W. Smith, Kari Jobe, Darlene Zschech, Jonathan David & Meliser, Chris Tomlin, A1, Guy Sebastian, Brooke Fraser, Stan Walker, Crystal Lewis, Paul Coleman, Reuben Morgan, Marty Sampson, Missy Lancaster and Tim Moxey.

Brendan Tan

Brendan Tan is a drummer, songwriter and producer from Sydney, Australia.
Picking up his first pair of sticks at age four, he has since mastered an array of genres, from rock to funk, jazz, and electro-pop. His relentless passion for drumming has earned him a multitude of awards and recognition as a skilled musician. Since 2013, he has sat behind the kit for international chart-toppers Hillsong Young & Free. Over years of touring Brendan has seen stadiums filled to crowds in excess of 65,000 and played sold-out shows in iconic venues across Australia, New Zealand, U.S.A, South America and Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Doukakis

Based in Sydney Australia, Jeff is a professional drummer and educator worth watching. 
He has worked with artists and bands including St Leonards, The Khanz, Mabel, I Know Leopard, Garry Beers (INXS), Cosima DeVito (Australia Idol), Claire Clarke and Joel Sarakula, and has also performed on national TV networks Channel 7, 9 and SBS.

 

“One of my big interests is efficient learning. So many people shoot themselves in the foot by not practicing in a way that gives them the most effective results. The drum industry is still the wild west in terms of teachers using current neuroscience research in their teaching methods, and thus meaning that student’s are not improving at the rate that they could. This has quite substantially changed not only the way that I teach, but the way that I practice myself. 

Jeff has been a Paiste Cymbal artist since 2009.
more info at www.jeffdoukakis.com

Gordon Rytmeister

Born in Sydney, Gordon started playing drums at age 13 and quickly developed an interest and passion for an extremely broad range of musical styles; in particular, Jazz.
Gordon has worked with an extraordinarily diverse range of people, including the cream of Australia’s jazz, pop, rock, and country artists as well as many international acts. These include, Wynton Marsalis, Josh Groban, Wycliffe Gordon, Lalo Schifrin, Kate Miller-Heidke, James Morrison, Bob Mintzer, Bob James, Tom Jones, Bob Florence, The Commodores, Bob Geldof, Barry Harris, Nat Adderley, Maria Schnieder, Lee Konitz, Glenn Shorrock, Tina Arena, Roger Frampton, Bobby Shew, Anthony Warlow, Russell Watson, Dale Barlow, Eartha Kitt, Jimmy Barnes, Doug Parkinson, Ross Wilson, Richard Clapton, Sharon O’Neill, Dragon, Shane Howard, ABC, Tony Hadley, Go West, Guy Sebastian, Wendy Matthews, Rick Price, Margaret Urlich, Steve Morse, Christian McBride, John Foreman, Lucinda Williams, Tommy Emmanual, Phil Emmanual and many more.
He was the resident drummer on TV’s highly successful Australian Idol, as well as playing five nights a week nationally on Tonight Live with Steve Vizard in the early 1990s.
Gordon can be heard on many movie soundtracks, albums, and television themes. He recorded Anthony Callea’s “The Prayer”, which is the highest-ever selling single in Australia by a local artist.

From 1996 through 2002 Gordon taught in the Jazz Course at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He has conducted many educational clinics, workshops and master classes throughout the world and endorses Vic Firth drum sticks, Remo drum heads, Sabian cymbals and Yamaha drums.

 

Check out our recommended online resources and drum academies…

Mike Johnston

Lessons. Lessons. Lessons….and more lessons. soooo much amazing drumming content.

https://www.mikeslessons.com/

Drummer’s Resource.

Podcasts, interviews and much more… Awesome resource.

http://www.drummersresource.com/

My Drum School (Singapore)

Leading Drum institute based in Singapore!

https://mydrumschool.com/