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BRINGING THE LESSONS TO YOU


mobile & studio lessons

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BRINGING THE LESSONS TO YOU


mobile & studio lessons

WELCOME

Maximum Drumming offers professional drum set lessons to students of all ages, whether you're looking for the ultimate convenience of mobile lessons, or the unbeatable feel and sound of a full size live drum kit that you get with my studio lessons.  Offering more than just drum lessons, I'm sure you will find what you are looking for!  

 

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YOUR TEACHER - MAX PATERSON


a little about me

YOUR TEACHER - MAX PATERSON


a little about me


I want to share my passion for drumming and make it easier for everyone to access

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how i started

My passion for playing drums and music came from a young age. I started having professional lessons at the age 12 as I’d taken an interest in the instrument after seeing it on TV. This was right before I started high school so I, of course, enrolled myself in drum lessons and also joined the High School Big Band which I was a member of for 3 years

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playing in bands

During High School I met two friends who shared the same passion for the styles of music that I did. This created my first band in which we played cover songs and some originals as well. We played gigs together, doing battle of the bands, private parties and also a few pub gigs along the way all at a young age of 14. Once High School finished I continued playing in several different bands the most successful of them being Pandorum. I played our own original music with these guys for 3 and a half years and was lucky enough to play all around Melbourne in some of the best live venues such as: The Prince Band RoomHi-F BarThe Espy The Gershwin RoomThe Evelyn Hotel and The John Curtain Lounge just to name a few. 

I have also toured overseas with Pandorum, as we played in Singapore for the Music Matters festival. This was an amazing experience and opportunity to perform our own original music in a foreign country.

teaching

Over the years, I began conducting my own private lessons which, much like playing live, I found I had a great passion for. 

My love for teaching stems from the privilege of watching a musician evolve (once they put the practice in of course). As well as my private tuition lessons, I have also worked for a professional music school called Wendys Music, a teaching company where students come to a professional studio to take private tuition. I taught there for 3 years, have taught all ages and levels of students. 

My goal is to pass on some of my experiences that I have had to enthuse students to persist in having music as a passion and most of all having fun.

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My Gear


My Gear


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SNARE DRUMS

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Sleishman- Jarrah Block
Red Rock Drums- Fiji Mahogany

Tama Starclassic- Bubinga/Birch
Pearl Birch/Maple Shell
Pearl- Maple Piccalo

 

DRUM SET - TAMA STARCLASSIC B/B

Bass Drum - 24''x18''
Rack Toms - 10''/12''
Floor Tom - 16''x16''
Side Snare - 8'' (Pearl Popcorn Snare)

 

CYMBALS

Hi-Hats Ziligian 14''A-Custom Masterhats
Splash 1-Ziligian 8''A-Custom
Splash 2-Paiste 10''2002 series
Crashes-Paiste 16'' full crash,18''Medium Crash and 18'' Dark Energy Crash
Ride-Dream 20'' Energy Raw Ride