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East Coast Groove Academy

P: 0418 447 710

E: eastcoastgrooveacademy@gmail.com

A: Emerald Beach, Coffs Coast NSW 2107

East Coast Groove Academy

professional drum lessons

'From the woodshed to the stage'



East Coast Groove Academy is a space which nurtures rhythm, creativity, musicality and groove. ECGA is founded by freelance drummer and educator, Jake Dominey.  Jake has an undeniable passion for rhythm and drumming. He has recently relocated to the Northern Beaches area, Sydney. With this move ECGA will now be exclusively teaching drums and percussion in the homes or spaces of the student, as well as collaborating with various schools and institutions. 

ECGA delivers contemporary drums and percussion lessons. Our programs are designed to enrich students with the skills necessary to make a career in the music industry. 

ECGA is also a space for Jake to keep you up-to-date with his musical endeavours outside the classroom. Check out the Blog section to see what gigs, recordings or exciting things Jake is up to.

Our Mantra




Students who wish to develop their skills on the instrument need to know ‘how’ to practice their instrument. ECGA delivers a range of practice methods which teach students how to teach and motivate themselves. The more you practice the better you get. The better you get the more you want to practice.


Jake is highly experienced when it comes to performing, from cafes to festivals. Whether you are already gigging or aspiring to break into the music industry, ECGA will teach you the skills and tricks of the trade needed to make a career in the music industry. Though this is an on-going experience, ECGA will be there to guide you from the woodshed to the stage.

When beginning an instrument, it is important to develop a strong foundation of technique, reading and sound exploration. This foundation will enable you to have full autonomy over your instrument.

Our Programs

Each program has been developed by Jake after years of experience in the music industry as a performer, recording artist and educator. Each program is designed to be flexible to meet the needs of each individual student. 


Our programs focus on our Mantra: Practice, Play and Perform. Each element plays an important role in developing the skills necessary in becoming a professional standard drummer and percussionist.  

We deliver education through masterclasses, workshops, tutorials and individual lessons. Our programs have been successfully taught amongst various schools, community centres, councils, workplaces and teaching studios across Australia.

East Coast Groove Academy is currently developing programs beyond the Drum Studio. 

We will soon be finalising the development of our guitar, bass, vocal and ensemble programs. 

Stay tuned for more information.

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