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East Coast Groove Academy

P: 0418 447 710

E: eastcoastgrooveacademy@gmail.com

A: Emerald Beach, Coffs Coast NSW 2107

March 28, 2019

East Coast Groove Academy will be holding two 'World of Drumming' workshops these school holidays. These workshops provide a space which nurture creativity, rhythm, musicality and groove. Jake will lead participants through a series of exercises and games working on bo...

September 26, 2017

Need a new warm up for gigs or practice sessions? I call this hand routine, ‘The Essentials’, as it covers the essential stickings and time signatures that are commonly used by contemporary, working drummers. 

The routine uses the single and double stroke rudiments. Com...

September 25, 2017

Exciting news is upon is! The latest EP release from ‘A Little Province’ is imminent. It feels like a lifetime ago that I recorded these songs with the boys. I had almost lost hope that the tunes would reach the public ear, but thanks to our singer Abe we are almost th...

September 22, 2017

In a weeks time I’ll be traveling to Mt Gambier in South Australia to do some recording for my mate Tosh and his up and coming album. Traveling the country to record drums and capture my musical voice is one of my favourite experiences in the world and I am deeply appr...

September 8, 2017

This is an independence exercise I have been working on today. I've called it 'Spinning Plates' because I was learning this it felt like each limb was a spinning plate I had to keep going while I focused on another limb.

Go to my Facebook to check out the video: 

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May 5, 2017

Matt Garstka is the powerhouse drummer for prog band, ‘Animals as Leaders’. I’ve been studying some of Matt’s playing this year and I am really digging his mindset of playing around with musical concepts. 

His video ‘3 Qubed’ is an example of developing a concept and st...

April 30, 2017

The ‘Amen’ drum break is arguably the most sampled drum loop of all time. The break is originally played in the song ‘Amen Brother’ by The Winstons from the 1960’s. The drummer on this track is Gregory ‘G.C’ Coleman and little did he know of the effect this small drum...

April 14, 2017

I spent this week trying to get my head around the drum part in the tune ‘Bonnie The Cat’ by Porcupine Tree. The drummer in this band is none other than Gavin Harrison. Gavin is a powerhouse, progressive-rock drummer who strikes a perfect balance of tone, creativity an...

March 22, 2017

WOMADelaide is a gem of a festival!  After flying from Sydney with one hour's sleep I wasn't too sure how the day would go (struggling to keep open my eyes). But as I soon as I arrived in Adelaide I knew I was in for a special day. The people working for WOMADelaide we...

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