Alastair McGrath-Kerr

Music Teacher
Drum Kit, Percussion

About

Drummer/percussionist Alastair McGrath-Kerr is a highly experienced teacher and performer, teaching in the jazz program at Monash University, and in a number of schools. He holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne (VCA), and is an active performer in Melbourne's jazz and Brazilian music scenes. Alastair has extensive experience in helping drummers achieve their goals. He has worked with VCE students (Solo Performance, and Investigation), exam students (AMEB, SCSM), as well as helping students successfully prepare for tertiary auditions. He is experienced in teaching students from beginner to advanced levels, in a wide range of styles. As an educator, Alastair is sought out for his excellent pedagogical knowledge. His students benefit from his extensive research, and from his own experiences as a student with a number of world-class drummers and percussionists, including John Riley, Scott Kettner and Ari Hoenig (US), Roberta Valente, Jorge Alabe, Celso de Almeida and Edu Ribeiro (Brazil), and Australian drummers including Simon Barker, David Jones and Hamish Stuart. Alastair is recognized as one of Australia’s leading Brazilian percussionists and drummers, and is in demand as a performer of jazz and Brazilian music as well as freelancing in a variety of styles. Alastair also specializes in teaching pandeiro and other Brazilian percussion. Credit and debit cards accepted.

Contact Details

Alastair McGrath-Kerr

0416 348 126

Send an eMailalastairkerr.music@gmail.com

PO Box 645
Carlton South
VIC 3053

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Regions Serviced

Melbourne, Melbourne North

Northern suburbs Melb, Brunswick, Coburg, Fawkner, Resevoir, Thornbury, Preston, Glenroy, Pascoe Vale, Campbellfield, Hadfield, Coburg North, Princess Hill

Teacher's Home

Instruments

Drum Kit, Percussion

Styles and Specialities

Funk, Jazz, Latin, VCE

Adult Learning, Auditions, Improvisation, Technique

Lesson Format and School Activities

One-on-One Lessons

School Instrumental Teaching

Qualifications and Experience

PhD (Performance & Composition), MPhil (Music), BMus (Jazz) (Hons)

1998

Security Details

10

Yes

0475252A-01

6-8-2020

Last updated: 02-Aug-2021 11:16 AM