Hello name is Dave Helman....
teaching and playing the drums has been a passion of mine since first getting behind a kit back in 1972..

Having studied under Don Gibb at Drum City in Sydney , i went on to work extensively throughout NSW performing and "backing" many artists..
I have spent the last 12 years with my band Ella's Holiday ...a colaboration with vocalist Louise Bruce again performing at hundreds of venues throughout NSW..

Due to the care of my many teachers (David Jones Gordon Rytmeister Alan Turnbull) I am in a position to pass on knowledge gained to my students


  • currently teaching at ...
  • Wollondilly Anglican College 
  • Nowra Anglican College
  • Powerpoint Music Bowral
  • reading skills (a must for any musician)
  • the latest drum apps via ipad (so much information !)
  • the help from the Vic Firth company in supplying learning materials and ideas
  • investigating songs and grooves from every era up to now (its a musical tree)
  • Trinity "Rock Pop" examinations offered from grade 1 to 8
  • 40 years experience in getting the job done

Annie Frances

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st georges basin country club, 11 paradise beach road, sanctuary point

With an internationally acclaimed voice, it’s no wonder that Annie Frances has graced stages from her hometown of Sydney, Australia to New York City and around the world. Morning Melodies is held on the last Friday of the month at The Country Club St Georges Basin with a range of tribute shows and musicians playing songs from the 50s, 60s 70s and more! Tickets are just $10 and include morning tea. Doors open at 10am for cakes and coffee, show…