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
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.