Dave Helman....drum tuition..drummer
professional tuition and performance services since 2004
CALL TODAY! 0408 679006
Private and Group Lessons
here's where we play drums !!
  1. Classes
    If your school needs a drum ensemble, let Dave supply the music and the skills to get the ensemble up and running and performing for school events ..students and parents value the team building and the note recognition ....plus IT'S FUN !!
  2. private drum tuition
    whether you want to study rudiments rock jazz latin or marching styles grooves your lessons can be "tailored" to your taste and style currently teaching at NOWRA ANGLICAN COLLEGE .....WOLLONDILLY ANGLICAN COLLEGE AND CHEVALIER COLLEGE BOWRAL
  3. Trinity Rock and Pop
    Dave is experienced in taking drum students through book 1 to book 8 and everything in between..current songs and hits from the 50s 60s and beyond are covered giving drummers insight in to all drum grooves !
  4. Theatre Shows
    I have been hired for local productions such as... SUPERSTAR GREASE JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THE BOYFRIEND STATE FAIR to name a few ...ready for your next production !!
  5. Sessions and Hire
    recording your music or making your music happen on the road is what I'm about....click track ? yes ...sight reading ? yes ..reliable ? double yes!!!
  6. events
    Illawarra Jazz Festival Corrimal Hotel from midday 30th April
What I do 
and how I teach...
Drumming is my passion and passing on my extensive (40 years plus } knowledge and experience is what I do...
Utilising  IPAD /THE LATEST DRUM APPS/PRINTED HAND OUTS / PRACTICE PAD / TRINITY ROCK AND POP EXAMINATIONS/SUPPORT FROM  MANY MANUFACTURERS IN THE INDUSTRY I GET RESULTS 
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Who I am 
MY DRUMS MY BAND MY LIFE
  1. DAVE
    I BEGAN MY CAREER STUDYING AT DRUM CITY BROADWAY , UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF DON GIBB...I JOINED DONS BAND WITH HIS BLESSING .. REGULAR SPOT AT LABOUR CLUB SURRY HILLS..MALABAR RSL..AND CAMPBELLTOWN CATHOLIC CLUB.. TOOK MASTERCLASS WITH NEW YORK DRUMMER MEL LEWIS AND STUDIED WITH ALAN TURNBULL.. GIGGED WITH AGENDA FIVE MINUTE WARNING THROUGHOUT SYDNEY AND SUBURBS THROUGHOUT THE 80S COVERING EVERYTHING FROM LEE RITENOUR TO STEELY DAN.. CURRENTLY RESIDE IN MITTAGONG NSW ...BOOK/PERFORM IN THE PREMIER JAZZ QUINTET ELLA;S HOLIDAY
VIDEO GALLERY
  1. my trip to NAMM (anaheim )
    I was invited to NAMM just out of Los angeles ,,,,by the VIC FIRTH COMPANY this is what happened !
  2. Matt all the way from the UK taking me through the "GADD INTERACT"
    Matt Martin built the gadd interaction exhibit at Namm 2016 ....he was happy to chat and I also was able to get a few pics on the kit !
  3. Lessons and Playalongs
    I encourage my students to record and listen to themselves... this is me having some fun with my recording equipment , which of course i can share with my students
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Lessons
with extensive touring teaching and performance experience I bring to the table almost 50 years of knowledge (dad started me young folks)...Vic Firth Education Team member 
Whether your school wants a masterclass ...band rehearsal mentoring or holiday teaching , call to discuss !
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