Marcus D.

Marcus D.

Teaching is my passion as it is my career. Patience and enjoyment is key!

  • Working with children check
  • Police check

Drums Lessons

Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Students will learn everything from theory to improvisation. Strengths and weaknesses will be initially pointed out and long-term lesson plans will be constructed that are tailored specifically for the particular student.

Show More Show Less


  • Male

  • Teaching since March 2013

  • Teaches special needs

  • Working with children check

  • Police check (Issued: 10/01/18)

  • Teaches: Males aged 5 to 60
    Females aged 9 to 40

I began Perth Drum Lessons in 2013 and currently teach 20 students a week. I wake up eager every day to not only educate, but also learn myself. Although improvement is the bottom line in teaching, the process of which it comes is just as important. Patience, passion, and most importantly, fun are the ideal and quickest pathways to improvement.

At this time, I also taught at Rock Scholars - a passionate Perth business entailing a terrific band program that is unique in its own right. Here I was able to put business aside and experience each student as they came through the door. Through the years, I watched numerous students I had taught from the very beginning grow and improve beyond sight to become fantastic drummers in such a short time. I still teach at Rock Scholars from time to time, however recently I have forwarded my focus on my own business.

Perth Drum Lessons believes that there is no perfect age to start playing - young or old, it does not matter. All that does matter is the attitude towards practice and making the most out of a wholesome hobby. In order to do this, my teaching style revolves around pinpointing the strengths and weaknesses of each individual student, instead of using the industry standard in one book for every student. This is my personal teaching style and the main point of difference from other drum schools. I believe students evolve and get better faster through my method.

Because of the studio environment from which I teach lessons, I am able to professionally record my students, so there is a tangible product that both parents and students alike can enjoy and analyse improvements. This innovative and tactile method not only gratifies students, but improves my teaching as I have something to listen back to pinpoint again those strengths and weaknesses. Of course, this just results in further student improvement.

Show More Show Less