Vacancies

These are the available times for drum lessons. Monday: 4 pm Tuesday: BOOKED OUT Wednesday BOOKED OUT . Thursday: BOOKED OUT Friday: BOOKED OUT I MAY BE ABLE TO FIT IN EARLY LESSONS FOR NON SCHOOL STUDENTS OR PUT YOUR NAME ON A WAITING LIST.

Jeremy Sibson Performance & Education

About

The Studio

My Story

Jeremy Sibson started his professional music career at the tender age of 12 playing percussion for “Pirates of Penzance” at the historic Theatre Royal in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Since then he has gone on to play many shows as pit drummer in  the Tasmanian music theatre scene. Sibson has been Musical Director on many shows including Rent (2005), High School Musical (2009), All Shook Up (2010), and 13: The Musical (2010/11). In 2009 he was chosen to play in the Australian Tour of Broadway to Australia which featured Ahrens and Flaherty playing and talking about their musicals.

Between 1984 and 1992 Jeremy Sibson was a Musician in the Australian Army Band Corps with postings in Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide. He gained enormous experience here learning the art of writing for Drum Corps as well as playing alongside Australian big band legend Ed Wilson whilst serving in Sydney.

After leaving the Army, Sibson started writing and performing with Three Winters Cold, an original Prog Rock band as well as scoring music for two documentaries. In 1999 he took up the Bodhrán and became heavily involved with the Irish Music scene in Australia playing with The To’Rags , WhistleBlower, and The Ryan Garth Experience.  His latest project is an updating and down-scaling of his Uni Revue Wheelie Bin skit. Thus the Wheelie Bin Orchestra was born.

Jeremy has studied widely including drum kit lessons with Daniel Glass, David Jones, Virgil Donati, Darryn Farugia, and Bodhran lessons with Colm Phelan, Cormac Byrne, Johnny McDonagh, Eamon Murray, Jim Higgins, and Junior Davies.

Jeremy Sibson is a well-respected performer and educator on both the Drum Kit and Bodhrán. He completed his Bachelor of Music & Bachelor of Teaching at the University of Tasmania in 2013 and teaches Drum Kit at  Dominic College as well as having a hectic private teaching schedule. Jeremy has also started taking on NDIS participants using drumming as an outlet for their creative side through Langford .

Current band projects include The Blues Brothers Revival show band, and acoustic trio Mikaela & Friends.

Teaching Philosophy

I have been teaching drum kit since 1988 and have maintained my teaching practice whilst playing professionally in rock, pop, and jazz bands; playing music theatre as a pit musician; doing recording sessions; and writing and recording soundtracks.

I believe my vast experience in a broad range of musical styles has ideally positioned me as a drum kit teacher. I place a large emphasis on reading and understanding of music as this knowledge provides a strong foundation on which to build a student’s ability. Reading can open many doors in the future for students that they may not have considered. It also enables students to communicate more effectively in band situations of any genre.

My typical lessons all start with basic rudiments and then progress to playing of basic rock/pop grooves with fills. I do not work from any one particular method book but draw on my vast library to tailor the lessons to the individual student. I also have an extensive collection of my own transcriptions of popular (and obscure) songs from the 1960’s up to the latest chart toppers.

2022 marks my 47th year of playing and also the integration of electronics into the teaching syllabus. This is in the form of Roland pads and pedals and the SPD S sampling pad. This is designed to give students the edge when branching out into the professional world of sessions, recording, and live performance.

Overall I like to believe my lessons are fun and informative and ultimately tailored to suit each individual student’s needs.

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