I’m a professional drummer and music teacher. I specialize in mobile drum and have been playing live gigs as a drummer for over 10 years.
I really enjoy playing and performing and teaching . I started teaching after completing my studies at Box Hill Institute with a Bachelor of Applied Music (Performance). Over the last two years I have developed a passion for teaching drum lessons to students of all ages. I want as many students as possible to enjoy learning and playing drums as much as I do!
I started learning to play drums in Grade 5 at the age of 10 and studied under well-known Geelong drummer Kevin Simmonds. My first performance experience was during my high school years forming bands with other friends who played instruments. We would busk and do gigs around the Bellarine Peninsula. I joined the school concert band and Geelong West Brass Band where my ability to read music was essential. West Geelong Brass band are an award winning top tier band with a very professional approach.
After high school I went from playing in and around my local area to doing gigs in and around Melbourne. Most of these groups were bands I had started playing with in high school and included Mischevious Thom (Alt Rock), Murdena (Country/Americana) and Genghis Can’t Swim (Alt Rock). I gained valuable performance and recording experience over this time.
I successfully completed my Bachelor of Applied Music (Performance) at Box Hill Institute in 2016, winning the Outstanding Drummer Award for my year. This included studying under renowned Melbourne drummers Dave Beck, Tony Floyd and Robi Parolin. They helped me develop my playing to a very high level and they each had their own approach to teaching which I have gained valuable insight from.
At the moment my main projects are Fulton Street (Funk/Soul) Po Boys(Funk/Soul) and Prickly Pear (Jazz). I do regular fill-in gigs with other bands and have just started playing in theatre shows around Melbourne. I’m enjoying teaching students of all ages (4-50+) in primary schools around the Eastern Suburbs and Bianca Fenn School of Music in Greensborough and in your home.
Here’s some Examples of my playing:
Soak up the soul of Fulton Street’s ‘Real Woman’ from my face book page: https://www.facebook.com/daniel.mckoy.146
🍩LIVE SESSIONS with Fulton Street 🍩Do you wanna feel? Soak up the soul of Fulton Street's 'Real Woman' 🎷"My heart sinks hard, and I pretend to smile…"
Posted by Baked Goods on Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Prickly Pear playing Cactus Flower at Dizzys Jazz Club 27 Oct 2017
Fulton Street Live at 2017 New Years Eave at Federation Square, Melbourne
Courtesy Creative Vision Audio who do all of the Fed Square live gigs and audio video.
Fulton Street – Problems & Pain LIVE @ Cherry Bar
Video by: Josh Hall
Filmed at Cherry Bar, Melbourne