Emmanuel Cuschieri commenced playing drums at the age of four-and-a- half years old under the direction of Mr. Ellis Davis, where he studied for 15 years, learning how to read music, many different techniques, styles of music and applications.

He has completed the Australian and New Zealand Cultural Arts Limited (ANZCA) Drumset Grades 1-8, as well as the ANZCA Associate Performance Diploma (A.Dip.A) with Honours, rendering him fully qualified in the teaching of drums. He has also completed ANZCA Theory Grades 1-5.
In 2007, Emmanuel opened his studio “Emmanuel’s Drum Studio”, where he continues to teach drums to students of all ages and levels.

Emmanuel attended Beaconhills College on a Music Scholarship, and in 2010 was invited to attend the inaugural Generations in Jazz Academy in Mount Gambier, South Australia, where he completed an intensive 12 month Jazz course.
In 2014, he completed a Bachelor of Education, specialising in the teaching of classroom music from years Prep to Twelve. He also teaches drums to students of all ages at schools in the local area.

Bachelor of Education P-12 (B.Ed)
Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) Registered
ANZCA Associate Performance Diploma (A.Dip.A Hons)
ANZCA Drumset Grades 1-8 Examinations
ANZCA Theory Grades 3, 4 & 5 Examinations
Guild Conservatorium of Music Grade 4 Theory Examination
Generations In Jazz Academy Merit
Registered Teacher and Drum Set Examiner with ANZCA Ltd.
Working With Children’s Card/Check
Victorian Police Check

The Cannizzaro Family
I have known Emmanuel Cuschieri for over 4 years as the drum teacher of my son.
Working in a front line, customer service environment for an iconic and proud company myself where strong rapport, respect and brand building for all gamuts of personalities and situations is paramount in unlocking the full potential of every transaction, Emmanuel far exceeds these qualities with his ever evolving positive and patient teacher student relationships. The glowing show of supportive photos, appreciation artefacts, certificates, achievements and awards adorning his drum studio walls is testament to the all-inspiring teacher he has become.
Emmanuel is an engaging, energetic, fun, fresh, motivating, adaptable, reliable, well-organized and humble soul. His passion and excitement for all things drums is nothing short of contagious. I am yet to see a student arrive or leave without a smile - the Manni Effect. Not only has drums had a positive effect on my sons psyche and mood but it has also taught him the true reward of hard work, practise and discipline. Emmanuels unending words of encouragement and support has given my son a great sense-of-self and worth. Exploring emotions through music has helped him better understand who he is and where he is going. Learning to read music with its concepts of time, rhythm and pitch coupled with expanding the auditory, motor and visual parts of the brain has also accelerated my sons mathematical skills. We as a family, feel truly blessed to be a part of Emmanuel’s Drum Studio from its very humble beginnings, yet with great things that have come. In the name of an incredible mind, body and soul experience, I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Emmanuel’s Drum Studio. Still wearing the smile from our last drum class.

Laura Robinson
I have known Emmanuel Cuschieri for over 4 years as the drum teacher of my son.
Taking drum lessons with Emmanuel is an enriching experience and is all about YOU, the student. Emmanuel takes care of his students’ goals, wishes, and needs. His attention to detail is amazing, even to the level of student’s comfort while in his teaching studio. The ANZCA drum syllabus that he follows is very engaging, and keeps me on track. I have accomplished a long time personal goal with Emmanuel and I am certain others will be able to as well. Emmanuel is an exceptional teacher and musician, and interacts well with students of all ages

Alina Lennon
My son, Carlin has been taking drum lessons from Emmanuel for almost three years now and he absolutely loves it!
Emmanuel is an excellent, knowledgeable and experienced teacher who loves sharing his passion for drumming. He is extremely welcoming when Carlin enters his studio and always greets him with a big smile. Carlin is always excited to attend and be taught and happy to learn new skills. Emmanuel is perhaps one of the most dynamic teachers.
He has a vibrant approach and a true passion for drumming, which is evident during the lessons. He creates an environment that is conducive to learning and strives to equip Carlin with the necessary skills. He incorporates theory with fun and is always positive in dealing with any issues as they arise. It's amazing how much Carlin has learnt within relatively short amount of time. After every session, Carlin leaves with such a sense of accomplishment and understanding of what he has learnt, that he wants to get right home and practice what he has learned.
Carlin has the ability to read music and play complex drumming rhythms, which testifies to the quality of teaching he receives from Emmanuel. He accordingly evokes the passion, professionalism and patience needed to be the great educator he is.

Emmanuel has been teaching my son for nearly a year now. It is clear that he is very passionate about drums and teaching. He effortlessly instills enthusiasm for learning drums. I have found that Emmanuel follows a methodical style and plans his lessons to build incrementally on previous knowledge, ensuring progress is both timely and steady


Students of any age and level are welcome to learn at Emmanuel’s Drum Studio. Lessons are structured and follow a developed course. Lessons are tailored to the individual, with individual student needs considered and taken care of to ensure students strive to achieve their personal best and goals with the instrument.
Students are taught a wide range of styles including Rock, Jazz, Blues, Shuffle, Funk, Syncopated Applications and Latin.

The lessons delivered at Emmanuel’s Drum Studio are based on three essential frameworks or pillars:

Technique: The fundamental of learning drums revolves around a sound technique in order to easily and comfortably navigate the instrument. Much time and focus is put into teaching the student the rudiments that pertain to the instrument, in order to ensure a sound technique over the career of the student.

Reading: All students are taught from lesson one how to read the notes, signs, rests and terms and theory relating to the reading of drum set music.

Aural Skills: Student listening skills are developed as they are taught how to critically listen, deconstruct and comprehend and respond to differing musics and rhythms.

Examinations also play a big part at Emmanuel’s Drum Studio. Being a registered teacher and examiner with the Australian and New Zealand Cultural Arts (ANZCA) Examination body as well as having completed all exams himself, Emmanuel is perfectly equipped to put students through examinations. These exams (which are optional and not compulsory) are a perfect way to equip a student with recognised qualifications.


Lessons are private (one-on-one) lessons conducted in a fully-equipped studio located in Narre Warren.

Drum lessons follow the school term with there generally being 10 lessons in a term.

Emmanuel holds a Working With Children Card/Check, National Police Check and is Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registered.

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Emmanuel Cuschieri

Phone: 0418-456-506