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Australia's World-Renowned Drum & Percussion Headquarters 

Dedication and commitment to the drumming community has earned Drumtek Australia's number one status as a comprehensive drum and percussion complex. It all began in 1990 when the vacant site at 529-533 High Street Northcote was purchased, then two years later the complex was completed from the ground up!

Since Drumtek's humble beginnings on the 20th of January 1992, Drumtek has been responsible for hundreds of the world’s greatest artists and bands featured in: Clinics, Workshops and private teaching.

Since 1993 staging 'Australia's Best up & Coming Drummer Junior, Intermediate, Open Competitions' and 'Australia's Ultimate drummers Weekend' festivals (AUDW)

Since 2002 (10th Anniversary) each year's festival are internationally released on DVD's through Hudson Music...


On April 20th 1995 DRUMscene 'Australia's Drum Magazine' was the new creation to come out of Drumtek. Launched at Darebin Arts and Entertainment centre to a capacity audience featuring 'Virgil Donati', the first artist to appear on Drumscene issue 1 front cover. Drumscene is now regarded as one of the world's most renowned drum magazines.

This is an outstanding and enormous contribution to the Australian drumming community done by Frank Corniola and his very dedicated and professional Drumtek staff, Ray Deegan and all the team.

Along with an excellent educational philosophy Drumtek not only offers specialist events, but also has the most comprehensive music school in Australia. A team of the finest teachers makes up the Drumtek faculty. Offering Drum set and Percussion students the best education available in all styles for students of all ages, no matter what level.

Ask about our:

- Private half to two hour lessons
- Technique classes
- Brazilian percussion group classes
- Studio drumming courses
- Certificate courses
- Masterclasses in our in house auditorium
- African Percussion group classes
- Drumtek Ensemble

Drumtek is best known as the drummers headquarters, as it simply is the centre for drums and percussion right around Australia. For those who haven't been to the Drumtek complex you will find a triple front double storey building including a ground level of over 100 kits - Pearl, Gretsch, Mapex, Yamaha, Tama, Sonor, DW, Dixon and Roland, plus all the latest in cymbals- Sabian, Zildjian, Bosphorus, Meinl, Paiste, Istanbul and Dream with accessories, books, DVD's, electronic gear and hardware including a huge display of percussion and Australian made drums by Sleishman and Moody. 

We hire drums and percussion, we can customize or repair your drums and hardware, we pay cash for second hand gear, we deliver anywhere in Australia and we offer a guarantee on all our products. 

Upstairs includes a corridor of teaching studios and a busy music school atmosphere, plus a comprehensive auditorium.

It's easy to see why Drumtek is internationally renowned and referred to as: 'The Drummers Headquarters'

Drumtek's Australian drumming journey continues!
Be a part of it!

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For further information on any of our events, gear, school or competitions check out the rest of the website or call us on (03) 9482 5550. 












Featured Artists

Aaron Spears, Akira Jimbo, Alex Deegan, Alex Pertout, Andrew Fisenden, Andrew Gander, Ben Tood, Ben Vanderwal, Benny Greb, Billy Cobham, Billy Ward, Brian Frasier-moore, Chad Smith, Chad Wackerman, Chris Coleman, Cindy Blackman, Claus Hessler, Clayton Cameron, Damian Corniola, Damien Ellis, Dan Presland, Darryn Farrugia, Dave Beck, Dave Elitch, Dave Lombardo, Dave Samuels, Dave Weckl, David Garibaldi, David Jones, Dennis Chambers, Derek Roddy, Dom Famularo, Drumbassadors, Eric Harland, Eric Singer, Federico Paulovich, Flo Mounier, Frank Corniola, Gene Hoglan, Gerry Pantazis, Gordon Rytmeister, Graham Morgan, Grant Collins, Gregg Bissonette, Gustavo Melim, Horacio Hernandez, James Mack, Jason Heerah, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Jeremy Colson, Jim Piesse, Jimmy DeGrasso, Jo Jo Mayer, Joe Accaria, Joe Bergamini, Joey Jordison, John Blackwell, John Corniola, John Riley, John Tempesta, John Watson, John Zak, Johnny Rabb, Jonathan Moffatt, Justin Humphries, Keiran Rafferty, Keith Carlock, Leigh Fisher, Lucius Borich, Manu Katche, Marco Minnemann, Mark Schulman, Matt Halpern, Michael Barker, Michael Schack, Mike Mangini, Mike Portnoy, Ndugu Chancler, Pat Torpy, Pino Bertolini, Robi Parolin, Rod Morgenstein, Ronald Bruner Jnr., Ryan Menezes, Simon Phillips, Sonny Emory, Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, Terry Bozzio, Thomas Lang, Thomas Pridgen, Todd Sucherman, Tom Brechtlein, Tommy Igoe, Tony Royster Jnr., Travis Demsey, Vira Figuaredo, Virgil Donati, Will Calhoun, Will Kenned, Zoro


Alan Holdsworth, Bill Evans & Vinnie Colaiuta, Billy Cobham & Randy Brecker, Chad Wackerman, Dave Weckl Band, Eric Singer & Bruce Kulick, Gary Willis, Graham Morgan Big Band, Joe Zawinul, Kurt Elling, Mike Stern, On The Virg, Planet X, The Yellow Jackets, Tommy Emmanuel, Tribal Tech, Virgil Donati Super Trio, Vital Information

A Century of Drums and Drummers

Story by Paul Matcott and Barnaby Gold


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