Matthew Roach

Teaching: Drums & Vocal (RAP)
Levels: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced
Ages: 6+
Genres:  Rock, Funk, Pop, Punk, Swing, Hip-hop, Progressive.
Available: Days and hours subject to the teacher’s availability.
Duration: 30 mins and a 1-hour class.

Packages: Piccolino (Only if you’re exploring a new instrument, 10 weeks program), Rebel (Made for kids and parents having school holidays, 4 terms program), and Rock Start Membership (Exclusive for students who want to keep learning, 1-year membership)

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*Lessons start any time regardless of school terms. To find other available times please complete the Expression of Interest form to contact the teacher.

EXPERIENCE

On and off stage, his friends and followers know Him as Roachy – and for the past sixteen years Matthew ‘Roachy’ Roach has been infatuated with playing and performing with drums.

After graduating from Southern Cross University in 2012 with a Bachelor in Contemporary Music – Roachy first made an in-print on the Australian music scene with SCU Alumni, Aussie Hip Hop Rocker’s – ‘Bats vs Snakes’ (performing at BluesFest ’12) before finding more comfort among Drum Tutoring local students in the Northern Rivers, NSW.
When 2016 saw Roachy’s talents merge with those of up-and-coming punk outfit ‘Human Dinosaur Machine’ it was time again to get serious about making quality music with talented like-minded people. Since HDM’s new birth with Roachy – the band has received National Radio air-play on Triple J for their single ‘Diary of Broken Bones’, Community Radio air-play around Australia (4ZZZ, BayFM, RTRFM) and UK online radio, reaching #5 in the Amrap Community Regional Charts for their single ‘Spaghetti’ as well as being added to the 2021 ‘Music Is Life’ Festival line-up (alongside The Angels and Screaming Jets)

“HDM are like caged tigers with broken teeth; too wild, too angry, too loud, too BIG to be boxed into a recording studio. See ’em live!” – Rob Hirst, Midnight Oil

Roachy’s unique approach to playing and performing combines high energy drumming with relaxed, confident, calculated hits, creatively-dynamic rhythms and expressive harmonic techniques – making him not only a marvel to listen to and to watch play but a mentor to His students and musical peers.

In 2020, Roachy’s creative identity as a Drummer and Drum Tutor extended into both multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with the revamp of His solo project (one manned band) ‘The Fog!’.

“I do like to rap! It’s like a drum solo with syllables!”

SImon Parkins, drums teacher

Simon Parkins

Teaching: Drums, Percussion and Clarinet
Levels: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced
Ages: All
Genres:  All
Available: Days and hours subject to the teacher’s availability.
Duration: 30 mins and a 1-hour class.

Packages: Piccolino (Only if you’re exploring a new instrument, 10 weeks program), Rebel (Made for kids and parents having school holidays, 4 terms program), and Rock Start Membership (Exclusive for students who want to keep learning, 1-year membership)

See more about packages here

*Lessons start any time regardless of school terms. To find other available times please complete the Expression of Interest form to contact the teacher.

EXPERIENCE

Simon has a Bachelor of Arts (contemporary music), SCU, Lismore NSW. Year 12 Certificate, Dickson College, Canberra ACT. AMEB 5th grade Clarinet, Canberra ACT.

In his highlights with drums, Simon has participated in Nirvana World Tour support act 1992, ANU Refectory, Canberra ACT, Opening act at the inaugural The Big Day Out concert, Hordern Showground, Sydney NSW, and Modern Jazz performance 1989, Southern Cross Club, Canberra ACT. In Clarinet, he has participated in Hip-Hop performance, Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay NSW, and CYO Symphonic Band Principal, Canberra ACT.