ph – 0414936012
- General music theory.
- Drum lessons for people of all ages and levels.
- Contemporary and traditional styles of drumming.
- Rock, popular, funk, jazz,latin ,reggae, blues, celtic.
- Rudimental, military and orchestral snare drumming.
- Music theory, reading skills ,sight reading
- Hand and feet co-ordination and independence.
- Customised or course based lessons.
- Acoustic and electronic drumming.
- Brush playing.
- Recording techniques
- Lessons in Digital media
Musician: Paul Richards is highly qualified and well-rounded musician specialising in drums and percussion. His work as a musician has covered a broad spectrum of musical styles and many live gigs, recordings soundtracks, weddings and events. His drumming has been heard on the popular “Dawsons Creek” in the U.S and Master Chef. He has played on album releases alongside Australian talents Mike Grabowsky, Kate Ceberano, Joe Chindamo and Mark Hughes.
He has recorded multiple albums with Scottish composer Cliff McAulay, renowned Australian bassist Michael Matthews and Dallas Cosmas at Prototype Musique.
Other associations include Anne Marie Sharry, Steve Lindsay, Simon Segal, Nathalie Gaucci, Christophe Genoux, Steve Dagg, Ivan Rosa, Chris Pappas,Nicole DeGruche, Peter Baird, Steve Rando, Peter Mitchell, Jesse Mac,Gaia, Randy and Jahroots, Yolanda Ingley, Paul Norris, Barney Thomas, Lisette Payette, Ruby Page, Glenda Walsh, Dave Allardice, Paul Williamson, Suzanne Peterson, Jen hawley,, Rob Hornbuckle, Jimi Hocking, Phil Smith and Janette Geri.
Writer/Arranger/producer: Paul has a rich background in music and applies his skills to music production,writing and arranging at his home studio. Whether producing for professional singers and musicians or working on his own compositions Paul has continued to dedicate himself to the multiple tasks involved with operating a professional digital and analogue audio production studio.
Paul’s practical musicianship also incorporates a lifelong dedication to playing guitar and keyboards which he utilises regularly within his production work.
Drum Teacher: As a drum teacher in Melbourne Paul has worked consistently for more than two decades privately and within the education system. He has held appointments at a variety of schools including St.Bernards College, Killester Girls College, St.Paul’s.School, Woodleigh’,Coatesville Primary, ,Williamstown High and Oakleigh Primary.
He taught for ten years at the Caulfield Music Centre and nine years at Jim Allens School of Music in Laverton in addition to providing drum lessons to many students privately.
Student : After taking drum lessons at secondary school and playing in the school orchestra Paul continued his education at a tertiary level. He studied music at the Victorian College Of The Arts and Melbourne University obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Music Performance after completing a year of undergraduate studies at Box Hill College of T.A.F.E. Throughout this period he was taught by some of Australia’s finest drummers and percussionists including Mike Jordan, Alex Pertout, Bruce Barber, Darryn Farrugia, Dave Hicks and Frank Corniola while gaining valuable experience in Jazz and improvisation.