Teaching Style: All styles
Experience: Tristan has experience playing in a wide variety of bands and over several genres, as well as studying music at the University of Auckland.
Tristan started drumming at age 9 with lessons at Auckland Drum School. He studied drums with Jasper de Roos and Chris Dawson though school years 6 to 13 and then continued his education at the University of Auckland under the tutelage of Chris O'Connor and Ron Samsom.
As a student at the University of Auckland, Tristan studied Jazz music, which led him to become involved with many musical projects around Auckland. In addition to performing regularly at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club, he plays with many working bands including The Blackbird Ensemble, Callum Passells trio, Ruckus, Skogkatt, GRG67, Leda's Dream, Blind Venetian, Terracotta Cat, and his own WD40 Trio.
Tristan's favourite drummers include Dave King, Brian Blade, Ed Blackwell, Elvin Jones, Nate Wood, Jochen Rueckert, Danny Carrey (Tool), Thomas Haake (Meshuggah), Simon Barker and Ben Vanderwaal.
As the Music Education Centre has different teachers over a range of locations, please contact our office on 0800 89 39 39 to find out where Tristan is currently teaching, or which of our other great teachers may be available at your preferred location.