2000 – Present
Luke has been a professional working drummer since 2000. He has been in high demand around NSW as a teacher working privately in home studio, through the Department of Education in Primary and High Schools, private music studios and with The Performing Arts Unit. Luke has a passion for passing on his knowledge learned over the years. He is passionate about education through music and drums for anyone curious to learn.
Current and past teaching experience
Thomas Hassall Anglican Collage
K-12 Co-Ed Private School - 2019 - 2020 Current
Luke has been working at THAC since the start of 2019. He has a very busy schedule with many indiviudal and group lessons. Luke also runs many of the band programs at the school as a percussion and drum instructor for all of the different band programs at the school, Junior bands, concert bands , stage bands and also runs sectional tutorial programs across the school with rhythm sections.
Music Suite Rose Bay 2018
Luke teaches individual drum lessons for this well established eastern suburbs school. As well as early childhood learning groups.
Stormer Music - 2017
Luke is proud to be the first call drum tutor at stormer music this year teaching three days a week with a mixture of students ranging from 4 years old to adult, beginners - advanced. Luke also started a marching band drum line at Stormer music this year.
Peakhurst High School Sydney, Australia Taught 60 students from the ages of 12 to 18 individual, group and ensemble percussion. Instructed concert and jazz bands for the school, and also taught tuned percussion. Mallets, xylophone, glock.
Oatley West Public School Sydney, Australia Was an individual drum tutor to 64 students, ages 7 thru 12.
Peakhurst West Public School Sydney, Australia Individual drum tutor and concert band tutor to 7 students, ages 9 thru 12.
Sylvania High School Sydney, Australia Acted as individual tutor and marching band / drum line instructor for 24 students from the age of 12 thru 17.
Strathfield School Of Music Sydney, Australia Individual drum tutor to 15 students, ages 12 thru 40.2005-2006 Oatley Public School Sydney, Australia Instructed three school bands that included beginning, intermediate and advanced level students. Also acted as individual drum tutor and gave group lessons, instructing 23 students from the ages of 7 thru 12 overall.
Strathfield Girls High School [Private] Sydney, Australia Tutored 30 students, from 12 thru 18, on drumkits.
[2006 -2010 Was living in USA as a Session Drummer.]
St George Girls High School Grade 7 -11. Individual drum lessons.
September – December 2010
Homebush Boys High School Fill in teacher for Individual drum lessons.
September – December 2010
Strathfield Girls High School Fill in teacher for Individual drum lessons. Five Dock School of Music
Training and Qualifications
B Mus - Classical Performance Majoring in Percussion at Australian Institute of Music
Private Tuition with professional drum/ teacher/ Sydney Session drummer (Darryn Hayes, Lionel Richie, Peter Northcote band, Drive)
1995 – 2003
Jazz Drummer Sydney/ NYC
Private tuition, Studio Legend
(Steely Dan, Aretha Franklin MD, Ray Charles ) in NYC
Private tuition, Jazz Legend (Dave Brubeck Quartet)
TAFE Music Certificate Business Skills 1 and 2
1999 & 2000
AMEB Piano Grades
HSC completed @ Peakhurst High School
APRA Songwriting Member Feb 2011 WWCC updated 2017.
Head Teacher , Creative and Performing Arts Georges River College,
Peakhurst Campus Sydney NSW AU
I have know Luke Herbert for the past 5 years in my capacity as Head Teacher Creative and Performing Arts at Peakhurst High School. Luke has been a student at our school before my arrival and was beginning his music career which included Percussion tutoring at this time. Luke has been employed by the Department of Education as a music tutor and has worked in other schools in our region.
Luke has worked with both elective music students and band program students at Peakhurst High and has been undoubtedly our most valued tutor. Students and staff have found Luke’s personal qualities of reliability and dedication to be of the highest quality. He is a skilled musician with a very perceptive , patient and calm manner with the students.
Luke has always made himself available to assist and participate in music activities beyond school hours attending annual music camps and concerts. Our parents have on many occasions commented on their satisfaction with Luke’s tutoring achievements and are also keen to see him return to our school
Yours Truly, Chris Jinga
Dear Whom it May Concern,
I am writing this letter in support of Luke Herbert a music artist from Australia.
By way of background, I am the honored recipient of five Grammy awards for my work with Tom Petty, the Dixie Chicks and Delbert McClinton in categories of Rock, Pop, Country and Blues. I am also fortunate to have received many International Platinum and Gold discs. I have forty years of professional experience in the music industry and as an Engineer and Producer I have recorded many famous and talented Artists, a list that also includes George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Placido Domingo, Thus I believe that I am well qualified to render this opinion of Mr. Herbert
Being in the enviable position of meeting many of the world’s most talented musicians I occasionally work with someone who is a uniquely gifted. Luke Herbert, in my opinion, is one such musician.
Luke brings an ability to combine the many parts of composition and performance that is both fresh and mature. This combination is rare and places Luke well above the average musician. He is just the type of person our music industry can never have enough of.
Sincerely yours, Richard Dodd,
Engineer, Producer, Mixer and Mastering
It gives me great pleasure to write this testimonial for Luke Herbert. I have known Luke for a period of eight years, in the capacity of teacher, fellow musician, my employee, my children’s babysitter and music tutor and family friend.
Luke was a dedicated and highly motivated member of Peakhurst High schools band program over six years. He played as lead percussionist in the concert band and Stage Band. He
displayed through these groups that he is diligent in practise, possesses excellent communication skills and that he is extremely reliable. An example of his dedication to his craft can be seen when he accompanied 1999 HSC students, learning over fifty pieces of music and attending rehearsals in every spare minute of his time. In 2000 when he sat for the HSC he also accompanied his classmates. Luke was rewarded for these efforts with a nomination for ENCORE, outstanding HSC music performances and an excellent music HSC result.
Luke has performed professionally in a variety of groups and genres from the 2000 Olympic Games Marching Band to his own contemporary bands.
Since school I have employed Luke as a drum tutor at Peakhurst High school and Oatley Public school. He has an excellent rapport with students and an extremely high work ethic. He is always reliable and cooperative with the ever changing needs of school programs.
On occasions when I have needed help Luke has also babysat my children, to their excitement, as he is very able to keep them entertained. Lukes' great sense of humour and his positive personality have made him a popular man with his peers, his students, his employers and my children.
Luke is also a talented actor and magician, talents, which he has utilised working at children's parties and performing in plays. I have seen his magic show on several occasions and have always found it entertaining. He also performed at my sons 4th birthday and helped out as my son wanted a drumming, magic party. It was a very successful day and I still get calls for his number. My son now learns drums off Luke and is enjoying every minute.
It is with great pleasure that I recommend Luke as sincere, trustworthy, reliable, professional and entertaining.
BCA AmusA Cert.Teaching DipEd.