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DRUM INSTRUCTORS

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NICHOLAS TAN

Drums Instructor

I am Nicholas. I first came into contact with the drums at the age of 6. This means that I have been playing the drums for 10 years coming 11. 

 

Through my percussive years, I have clinched a Grade 8 with merit with Trinity College London. I then took my music journey to greater heights by taking it as an O level subject then graduated with a Grade of B3. This additionally led to me to have the opportunity to perform at events as award presentations and graduation ceremonies. 

 

Lastly, I have been an active member of my church's worship team and The DrummerCo, a singapore led initiative bringing people like-minded drummers together for three and one years respectively.

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NIZAM ISMAIL

Drums/Percussion Instructor

Nizam is a passionate drum teacher. He used to teach at German European Singapore School from 2018-2020. Prior to this he taught at Academy of rock from 2010-2017. He also taught at Yamaha school for  1 year and did freelance teaching as a private teacher. 

 

Nizam is an enthusiastic, driven and tech-savvy individual that have held positions in the field of fine arts as a professional drummer. He has been playing in a band for 25 years as a drummer in big organisations such Timbre Group, Lenoir, Hard Rock Hotel, Resort World and Highlander. He also used to play percussion performing with Wicked Aura in Singapore as well as overseas from 2003-2006. With Wicked Aura, he played for the opening of Womad in 2003, ZoukOut in 2003 and F1 events.

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VENKA

Drum Instructor

Highly outgoing and bubbly, Venka enjoys working with people from all walks of life irregardless of age groups. 

 

With 14 years of drumming experience in his belt, Venka has been an avid performer from his early days as a drummer. He is highly influenced by an assortment of genres ranging from Rock to experimental. 

 

With his busking experiences playing in a Samba Percussion band "Dhuaza Batucada", Venka has performed on numerous occassions and is also an all rounded percussionist. He also trained and mentored young musicians of a local Performing group "Drum Tribe SG". 

 

Venka is highly innovative and unorthadox when it comes to teaching music.

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GILBERT NOGALES

Drum Instructor

Meet Mr.Gilbert Nogales, Who has made a name for himself as not Only perhaps an Outstanding Expatriate Drummer in Singapore but perhaps in Asia. He won a World Drum Competition besting 500 other Stickmen from Around the World with his Coup de Grace performing Blinfolded in the Finals. He has played with Jason Mraz, Michael Bolton, The  Legendary Philippine Rock Band, JuanDelaCruz Band, Mike Hanopol, Vice Ganda, World Renowned Composer, Vehnnie Saturno, Christian Bautista, and many others including Indonesian and Singaporean Acts. 

 

Mr.Gilbert even played in Clubs along Los Angeles famed Sunset Boulevard while Studying @ Musicians Institute in LA. and the “Philippines Longest Running TV Show, EAT BULAGA". When Foreign acts in Need of a Drummer arrive in this Island State, it is Gilbert who is on everyone's Lips.

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JANET TAN

Guitar/Ukulele/Drum/Vocal/Dance Instructor

Being born in a family of traditional Chinese Opera, Miss Tan is musically inclined since young. She started playing the french horn and has performed at various events since the age of 9, including the Singapore Youth Festivals. At age 13, she had already learnt various different instruments, and had been selected to play in the church band both as the drummer as well as the guitarist. As her passion in music continues to grow, she have been mentoring and teaching her peers guitar, ukulele and drums even in her teenage years. 

 

Miss Tan had started her music teaching career in 2015-2018 under the EZOO Music and Arts studio, as well as in 2018-2020 JST Music and Arts studio. Although she also teach academy classes like Trinity and Rockschool, Miss Tan’s ultimate belief is that, learning music shouldn’t be stressful and should be more personal. Miss Tan firmly believe that Music is supposed to be fun. She believe that everyone have their own style and taste in music, and this is why she believe that learning music is a very different and personal experience to every individuals. 

She always encourages her students to be their authentic self which makes her ever so popular among students

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JOHN ALPHONSUS SILVA

Drum Instructor

John is a fun-loving, humorous, friendly and extroverted person who loves working and interacting with people of all ages. He enjoys researching and discovering new drumming techniques, ideas and information from various resources to pass on to his students. John teaches not only the basics of drumming from tutorial books, but also playing technique, study discipline, playing free-form, playing creatively and understanding music. He also encourages students to take graded exams, and prepares them for it.

Besides teaching, John performs regularly at various well-known clubs in town with his own band, and has been performing professionally for 30 years now. John also posseses a distinction pass Advanced Level Grade 6 Drumset Performance exam certificate from Trinity College London in the UK.

To see his teaching video, click the link below

https://youtu.be/8cvL7EdGMOY

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JUSTIN LU

Drum Instructor

Justin holds a Diploma in Audio Engineering and Trinity Rock and Pop Grade 8 Drums with Distinction. He endorses TRX Cymbals SG.  He is well-versed in teaching students of all ages and had taught students with special needs. He is an AMIS and NAC AEP certified instructor and conducts music lessons in various MOE schools and teach privately. He has also attended the Essentials of Teaching and Learning course by NIE. 

With more than 7 years of teaching experience, Justin has shown dedication to his craft which inspires his students. Till date, his students obtained 100% passes in their exams. Justin's mandate is to ignite creativity in people's minds through music and to inspire generations through it.