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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

Akira Jimbo
Alex Deegan
Alex Pertout
Andrew Fisenden
Andrew Gander
Barnaby Gold
Benny Greb
Billy Cobham
Cam McGlinchey
Chad Smith
Chad Wackerman
Clayton Cameron
Damian Corniola
Danny Fischer
Darryn Farrugia
Dave Beck
Dave Lombardo
Dave Samuels
Dave Weckl
David Garibaldi
David Jones
Dennis Chambers
Derek Roddy
Dom Famularo
Eric Singer
Frank Corniola

Gene Hoglan

Gene Peterson

Gerry Pantazis
Gordon Rytmeister
Graham Morgan
Grant Collins
Gregg Bissonette
Gustavo Meli
James Mack
Jeremy Colson
Jim Piesse
Jimmy DeGrasso
Joe Bergamini

Jo Jo Mayer
John Blackwell
John Corniola
John Tempesta
John Watson
John Zak
Johnny Rabb
Jonathan Moffatt
Justin Humphries
Kevin Murphy
King Marong
Leigh Fisher

Manu Katche
Marco Minnemann

Marlon Simon
Michael Schack
Mike Mangini
Mike Portnoy
Ndugu Chancler
Pat Torpy
Pino Bertolini
Robi Parolin
Rod Morgenstein
Ryan Menezes
Sam Aliano
Simon Phillips
Sonny Emory

Steve Smith (on our opening week 20-25 January 1992)
Terry Bozzio
Thomas Lang
Tom Brechtlein
Tommy Igoe
Tony Royster Jnr.

Travis Demsey
Vira figuaredo
Virgil Donati
Will Calhoun
Will Kennedy


Dave Weckl
Mike Stern
Joe Zawinul
Gary Willis
The Yellow Jackets
Chad Wackerman

Kurt Elling
Alan Holdsworth
Planet X
Virgil Donati Super Trio
Billy Cobham & Randy Brecker
Bill Evans & Vinnie Colaiuta
On The Virg
Graham Morgan Big Band
Vital Information
Tribal Tech
Tommy Emmanuel
Eric Singer & Bruce Kulick

A Century of Drums and Drummers

Story by Paul Matcott and Barnaby Gold


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