Bio

Hello again...my 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

HOW I TEACH 

  • 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

Previous events

Roland Storm

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

Roland is one of those rare entertainers who commands audience attention from his position at the keyboard, making it look so easy, yet delivering a powerhouse, dynamic performance which underlines a long career history of shows all over 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 starts at 11am. Once the show is over, why not enjoy our lunch specials from On Point Kitchen, just $10 for members, $12 for visitors.

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…

Recovered ....Highlands Beer and Cider Festival

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bradman oval, bowral

should be a great day ...bradman oval bowral 3 sets !

Steve Cheers

Bowral Bowling Club, 40 shepherd street, bowral

This will be Steve's last formal appearance as a solo artist, with only 99 reserved seats available. Join him, a full band and special guests in an intimate setting to celebrate the success of his 'The Measure of A Man' album, producing 4 hit singles on the country charts of Australia and UK/Europe.

Ella's Holiday with dave on drums

berry

private function ....house concert