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Frank Corniola

Frank Corniola

A highly respected drum set educator, Frank Corniola has spent over 30 years behind the kit both in the studio and as a live performer. In 1985 Frank published his first book 'Rhythm Section Drumming'. Now distributed worldwide by the Hal Leonard Corporation, RSD addressed a unique educative approach for drums and bass, setting an industry standard.

Frank has also authored four 'Contemporary Popular Music' (CPM) step 1- 4 Drum set books for the Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB).

In 1992, Frank built the Drumtek retail and school complex from the ground up! Again setting the standard as a specialist Drum and Percussion institution in Northcote, Melbourne Australia.  The 'Drumtek School of Music' operates above the retail store with an in house auditorium and state of the art teaching studios.
Frank and the highly skilled teaching faculty at Drumtek, have been pushing the boundaries of standard percussion education since 1992, building a true centre for music education in Australia.


In 1993 Frank staged the first and now world renown 'Australia's Ultimate Drummers Weekend' (AUDW)'. An annual Drum and Percussion Festival of performances, workshops and an Expo, AUDW showcases artists from around the globe with an exhibition of all the latest gear.


Musictek, a distribution and publishing company for drum and percussion BOOKS and DVD's, is another of Frank's creations. Musictek’s vast library of titles also includes the DVD releases of Australia’s Ultimate Drummers Weekend. www.musictek.com.au

Frank Corniola is also Chief Editor, owner and publisher of Australia's #1 drum magazine DRUMscene. Drumscene Magazine is distributed throughout Australia and New Zealand and now stages an annual ‘Drumscene Live’ Tour – taking a host of international talent around the country. www.drumscene.com.au

Frank’s most recent publication is the educational text, 'Rudiments and Motions'. Released in 2001 his unique approach de-mystifies the notational approach to drum rudiments. A book sure to become another international educational standard.




CPM Step 1 | Advancing
CPM Step 2 | Advancing
CPM Step 3 | Advancing
CPM Step 4 | Advancing

Celebrates the release of



2006 celebrates the 21st birthday of the biggest selling drum & bass book by Australian author Frank Corniola. Released on the 20th September 1985 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Rhythm Section Drumming was the first book of it's kind in the world with drum & bass rhythms, summaries and arrangements- covering Rock, Latin, Funk, Latin Rock and odd time.

Written over a 5-year period RSD has been a huge success worldwide and is part of the Contemporary Popular Music (CPM) and VCE exams.

To celebrate this memorable milestone Rhythm Section Drumming's 21st Anniversary Special Edition book now comes with a bonus 2 CD play-along pack at NO extra cost!
CD 1 - Tracks Minus Drums
CD 2 - Tracks Minus Bass.
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