Initial Consultation with David

So that I can personalise the lessons for you, I would like to talk with you about your musical history, goals, and what you most want to work on. It would be helpful to know your previous experience with studying, performing, recording (if any) and general experience of methods of practise.

Initial Consultation with David

Team Member:

David_Jones David Jones


Melbourne, Australia


Head of Jazz Drum Department - Sydney Conservatorium (1985 - 1992)
Honorary Senior Fellow - Melbourne Conservatorium/Victorian College of the Arts (from 2013 and ongoing)
Lecturer (Ensembles and Drumkit) and Drum Teacher - James Morrison Academy (2015 and ongoing)
Over 40 years teaching experience at various institutions and schools in Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Germany, Holland
Private Drum Students since 1978
Resident Artist at Universities and Institutions incl. ANAM, ANU, Hamilton College, Collarts and many others
Workshops, International Drum Festival Events, Masterclasses in Europe, UK, USA, Asia and Australia since 1978
Workshops, International Drum Festival Events, Masterclasses in Europe, USA, Asia since 1978


Intermediate to Advanced levels (including students, professional musicians, teachers and those wanting to brush up on their rhythmic skills and awareness. It's goof if you have a basic ability to read rhythmic notation, although it's not essential.