Sydney Drum Lessons

Music Teacher

Contact Details

Simon Abbott

Emailsimonpabbott@me.com

0405 200 429

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1/58 Avalon Parade
Avalon Beach
NSW 2107

Profile Summary

Professional drummer and tutor for all ages and abilities. A wide range of experience in the music and music education industries. Trinity College Grade exams taught with 100% pass rates. All styles and theory taught in a creative and fun learning environment. Free Trial Lesson.

 

Simon is a professional freelance live and studio drummer and drum tutor based in the Northern beaches area of Sydney, Australia. He has returned to his native Australia after spending over 10 years working professionally as a drummer and drum tutor in the UK.

While in the UK he earned a reputation as a talented, reliable musician who can play comfortably a wide range of styles from jazz fusion to soul and rock. As well as regular gigs with the popular award wining 16 piece classic soul / motown outfit Souledasylum (voted best live band in Scotland) formed by Mike Rowe, former bassist with Chris Rea and David Coverdale and epic Pink Floyd Tribute Virtual Floyd he has become a first call depping / stand in drummer for many function / corporate bands as well as name bands such as rockabilly acts Union Avenue and the Radiotones, and can comfortably fit in to virtually any musical situation, sight reading or not. Simon has also performed in challenging musical productions such as Godspell and We Will Rock You and played on numerous session recordings.

Simon maintains an active playing schedule and can be seen gigging in and around Sydney with some of Sydney’s top cover bands  including Party Rocker’sPanoRama,Life In The Fast Lane -The Eagles Show Tribute,Brothers in Arms- Dire straits Tribute Show,The Australian Blues Brothers Show, Blues Brothers Rebooted,Wildcatz as well as the incredible jazz/funk maestro Lionel Cole.

Simon also works regularly filling in for various bands and songwriters when required and plays in original Sydney Rock Band FlyByWire

He has represented Australia overseas at international festivals and has toured locally and internationally playing venues from small pubs to Stadiums.

As well as his busy playing schedule Simon has enjoyed teaching drums at private music schools and University in the UK and has put hundreds of pupils through Trinity College grade exams with 100% success rate (In Australia Simon teaches Trinity Rock and Pop Grade courses for those who are interested in taking exams). Some of his students have gone on to become successful professional drummers. His relaxed teaching style and individually tailored approach to drum lessons made Simon a very popular drum kit tutor both in the UK and here in Australia. He is currently teaching at schools in the Hornsby area and has a busy timetable with private students. Please take a look at his testimonials page for some comments on Simon’s teaching methods.

If you’de like to learn drums in the Northern Beaches or Hornsby areas of Sydney Simon is available for private drum lessons at competitive rates.

Please check my Learning section for more details.

Regions Serviced

Sydney, Sydney North, Sydney Northern Beaches

Avalon, Newport, Bilgola, Mona Vale, Palm Beach, Narrabeen, Collaroy, Hornsby, Pymble, West Pymble

Teacher's Home, Teacher's Music School, Teacher's Studio, Student's Home

Instruments and Subjects

Drum Kit

Aural Training, Composition, Improvisation, Music History, Musicianship, Theory

Styles and Specialities

Blues, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Modern, Modern Jazz, Pop, Punk, Rock, Swing, World

AMEB Exams, Adult Learning, Band Performance, Improvisation, Performances, Sight Reading, Special Needs Children, Technique, Trinity Exams

Lesson Format and School Activities

School Instrumental Teaching

Qualifications And Experience

Grade 8 Trinity College Performance Drum Kit

1997

Security Details

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WWC0434667E

18/7/2019

Last updated: 30-Oct-2015 04:30 PM

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