About

The School


We are a dynamic, performance orientated music school based in Southern Tasmania. We teach drumming, musicianship piano and performance skills.


We pride ourselves on our progressive curriculum and encourage students to challenge their abilities and go beyond individual musical boundaries.


Training sessions are meticulously planned and are designed in a manner geared toward the practical understanding of rhythm movement and musicianship.


Our classes provide the opportunity for students to join one of the performance drumcorps.

Phillip Campbell

Director


Phillip Campbell is a Member of the Music Teachers Association of NSW and began lessons at age 8. He studied drums at Billy Hyde drum clinic in Melbourne and attended master classes as a teenager. Fuelling his passion, he then went on to study musicianship and piano privately with Bette Motzing and Julie Spithall of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Phillip continues to expand his knowledge of drumming and music travelling yearly to Switzerland to study drum corps.


In 2002, Phillip co-founded the Waratah School of Music which soon became the premier music school in the Blue Mountains region of NSW. He has played drums and percussion for some of Australia’s mainstream and urban recording artists including Guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel, Jackie Orszaczky, multi ARIA award winning band 1927, The Electric Pandas, Marcia Hines, Margaret Urlich, and the late great Jon English.


Phillip also founded the Waratah Drum Corps in 2009 and invited private students to attend training sessions. The group built a solid reputation for theatrical and exciting performances and opened Sydney Festival 2014-2015.