Hello my name is Dave Helman....
teaching and playing the drums has been a passion of mine since first getting behind a kit back in 1972..
Having studied under Don Gibb at Drum City in Sydney , i went on to work extensively throughout NSW performing and "backing" many artists..
I have spent the last 12 years with my band Ella's Holiday ...a colaboration with vocalist Louise Bruce again performing at hundreds of venues throughout NSW..
Due to the care of my many teachers (David Jones, Gordon Rytmeister, Alan Turnbull) I am in a position to pass on knowledge gained to my students
Michael's passion for drums and all things music started at the age of 9 when he took his first drum lesson. Stemming from a love of musical rhythms and an interest in the instrument, Michael was on his way to learning, growing and experiencing all the musical industry had to offer. He has formed an integral part of an array of bands over the years through musical recording, live playing and offering professional advice on the collation of a range of musical styles.
- Over 25 years professional drum playing experience.
- Over 15 years drum teaching experience.
- Bachelor of Music Degree
- Experience teaching from beginner to advanced students
He can provide students and bands with a range of musical styles and choices suitable for any age or event and mixes his youthfulness, experience and expertise to allow him to play a variety of musical styles including R & B, Jazz, Salsa, Rock, Country and Pop.