DRUM LESSONS IN THE PENRITH AREA

DRUMMERSTIX MUSIC offers performance and tuition based in the Penrith area in Western Sydney. It was founded by Australian drummer, Andrew Hewitt.

Introducing Andrew Hewitt

Andrew Hewitt, dubbed as "Australia's most inspirational drummer", is a world renowned drummer, drum kit educator, drum circle and percussion workshop facilitator, radio/podcast presenter, motivational speaker and disability advocate.

He was born with Cerebral Palsy, which restricts movement in his arms and legs, which forces him to use a wheelchair. This has made drumming a very serious challenge. Despite this, Andrew has been working successfully all over Australia, and internationally for over 30 years.

Andrew is an Australian facilitator for The Rhythmic Arts Project, an educational program using hand drums and percussion, which was founded in 1997 by Eddie Tuduri in Santa Barbara, California.

He is also a founding board member of Can-Do Musos, a global voice which has been setup to support artists with challenges from all over the world which was established at a meeting at the late Dom Famularo's Wizdom Drumshed in Port Jefferson, New York on the 15th March 2013.

Over the years, Andrew has appeared in many drumming magazines across the globe including Modern Drummer (USA), Drum! (USA), Drumhead (USA), The Black Page (Canada), Rhythm (UK), Drums & Percusson (Germany) and Australia's Drumscene magazine.

In 2015, Andrew was named #1 in the The Eight Most Remarkable & Inspirational Musicians in the World by music magazine RAWRAMP from the UK.

Andrew has toured nationally across Australia and internationally performing at events in the USA and Germany. Andrew was recently involved in a COVID lockdown recording collaboration with Can-Do Musos and ArtWeCan, a disability arts organisation in South Korea.

 

Check out Andrew's latest article - Western Weekender (Penrith) - April 2023

Andrew Hewitt is available for:

  • Private drum lessons in the Penrith area
  • TRAP'D (The Rhythmic Arts Project Downunder)
  • Drum Kit Clinics and Hand Drumming Workshops
  • Drum Circles
  • Disability Drumming Programs
  • Motivational Speaking
  • Conference Presenting - Keynote Speaking
  • Live Performances
  • TV Commercials

 

In June 2023, Andrew was part of the "My Kind of Independence" campaign for Mable Disability Support Australia. There were 2 commercials featuring Andrew playing drums.

 

 

 

From the producer: "You were awesome, we are all very impressed you kept a steady BMP with your drumming and it made our work doing the music composition much easier!"

 

From disabilitysupportguide.com.au In the 30-second video, one support worker says of Mable, it's about "choosing a client who rocks". At the same time, renowned Australian drummer and educator Andrew Hewitt, also born with cerebral palsy, absolutely shreds it on the drums.

 

Andrew Hewitt - Pearl Drums - October 2022

 

Andrew Hewitt - Nepean Disability Expo - March 2023

 

Andrew Hewitt - "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"- Nepean Disability Expo (Penrith) - Mar 2023

 

Andrew Hewitt - "Love is the answer"- Nov 2021

 

Andrew Hewitt - Young Regional School of Music - February 2020

Young Regional School of Music 7th February 2020

 

Andrew is an internationally endorsed artist for Pearl Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, and Remo Drum Heads and World Percussion.

Andrew is also member of the Vic Firth PDT (Private Drum Teacher) Educational Program, and an International Drum Circle Facilitator endorsed artist through Remo USA.

Andrew would like to thank Creative Australia (formerly Australia Council for the Arts) for their assistance funding his overseas endeavours.

 

Andrew would like to give a special thanks to:

Andrew Hewitt - Pearl Drums Endorsed Artist

Check out Andrew Hewitt on zildjian.com - Andrew Hewitt - Zildjian Cymbals Endorsed Artist

Check out Andrew Hewitt on vicfirth.com - Andrew Hewitt - Vic Firth Endorsed Artist

Check out Andrew Hewitt on remo.com - Andrew Hewitt - Remo Drum Head and World Percussion Endorsed Artist

Andrew Hewitt - Red Rock Drums Australia

Check out Andrew Hewitt on remo.com - Andrew Hewitt - Remo International Drum Circle Facilitator Endorsed Artist

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