TOM CAPPOLA

Drums – Bulleen

ABOUT ME


ANZCA Music Exams up to Level 6

Audio Engineering/mixing/recording (Sound Production at RMIT)


ALL the instruments I TEACH and their level

Drums – Advanced


The Styles of Music I specialize in are:

Pop, Rock, Jazz, Funk, RnB, Blues, Latin


My Teaching experience includes :

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My Band, Ensemble and Performing experience includes:

In my school days I was involved in the Senior Wind Ensemble, Intermediate Concert Band and Percussion Ensemble.

As a working musician I have played in many cover, tribute and corporate bands touring nationally and internationally.


My Teaching Philosophy

– Students are encouraged to offer input into the direction of their drum lessons.

– Modern approach to drum set learning with an important grounding in the traditional aspects and fundamentals.

– Students learn the practical application of technique and rudiment patterns into a musical context.

– My passion is to inspire students to bring out their creative genius and strive to be the best they possibly can be!


What makes you want to be a music teacher?

I have been involved in the music/entertainment industry for the past 10 years touring internationally and nationally and I pride myself on the knowledge I have received during this time. My skills as an accomplished and experienced drummer have given me a desire to teach children of all ages, not only teaching them the foundations of how to play music but how to perform, work as a team, and teach them the realities of working in the music industry.


Awards I have received include:

High Distinctions in VCE Music Performance


My Favorite Artists, Bands, Composers, Pieces of Music are:

Michael Jackson

Toto

Led Zeppelin

ACDC

Anything 70’s – 80’s pop/rock/funk