Classical Performance - Percussion
Percussion the Elder Conservatorium of Music has a proud tradition and is committed to the pursuit of excellence in the performance of percussion.
We offer an extensive suite of programs with an emphasis on developing the individual as a chamber and solo musician.
Our course involves intensive one-to-one tuition on all tuned and untuned percussion instruments. Weekly technique and repertoire classes provide valuable feedback and the opportunity to work with guest artists and visiting specialists.
We have an extensive range of instruments for student use in our main studio. We also provide access to four practice rooms all equipped with marimba, vibraphone, and timpani. Rooms are available for booking from 7.00am – 10.00 pm, seven days a week, offering a safe and collegial environment for students to perfect their skills.
Head of Percussion
Percussion Teaching Staff
Meet a Current Student
Andrew began his musical education in Victor Harbor studying percussion under Barry Lake. After completing Stage 2 music studies and moving to Adelaide he received lessons from Jamie Adam to prepare for audition to the Elder Conservatorium. In his first year he performed with the Conservatorium's Wind and Symphony Orchestras as well as the institutes percussion ensemble. Under the direction of the Conservatorium's Head of Percussion, Amanda Grigg, Andrew has achieved a musical standard which has led to his performance in the percussion section of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra; and was a recent recipient of the John 'Slick' Osborn scholarship for drums and percussion, as well as an Elder Conservatorium Director's Award. In 2010 Andrew was the recipient of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Snare Drum Award.
'In 2009 my musical experiences within the Conservatorium helped me greatly in my professional growth. I was lucky enough to perform major orchestral works including Tchaikovksy's 6th Symphony under the baton of maestro Arvo Volmer, as well as Michael Colgrass' Arctic Dreams. The Conservatorium has helped me develop as a solo player, as well as a chamber and orchestral musician to further my progress in becoming a professional in the field of percussion. The guidance of Amanda Grigg has been invaluable toward my understanding of all aspects of percussion, including studies in marimba; snare drum; timpani; vibraphone; multiple percussion; and especially orchestral percussion.'
Bachelor of Music student (Classical Performance - Percussion)
How to Apply
Applying is easy, visit our Future Students page for all the information you need.