Private drum tutor, session and live drum performer.


About Hik

About Hik

Born near Tokyo Disneyland, Hik’s musical development began early when he started play on pots ‘n pans at age 3. He then upgraded to a real drumkit in high school and started playing in cover bands and school ensembles.

After finishing school he began studying drums at Queensland University of Technology under the guidance of drummers, Paul Hudson, Grant Collins and John Parker. This was eventually followed by private study with internationally recognised drummers such as Peter Erskine (Weather Report, Steely Dan), Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa, James Taylor), Billy Ward (B.B King, Joan Osborne), Dave Elitch (The Mars Volta, Justin Timberlake), Darryn Farrugia, Damian Corniola and Benjamin Shannon.

Today, Hik works as a freelance drummer based in Brisbane. Some of the artists Hik has played behind include Blowhard, DeepBlue Orchestra, James Morrison, Nonsemble, Molecules to Minds and Suicide Country Hour to name a few.

He has shared the stage with international/national acts such as Joe Satriani, The Cat Empire, Washington, The Church, The Whitlams, Ball Park Music, Stiff Little Fingers, Ruts DC and many others.

Hik also is the Drumkit/Percussion tutor at Westside Christian College in Goodna.

About Hik
About Hik

Other notable past performances include:

  • 2020 Australian of the Year Awards (House Band)
  • International concert/touring events (USA, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia and India)
  • Q150 celebration
  • Finalist of 2011 Australia’s Got Talent
  • Big Day Out
  • Brisbane Festival
  • 2013 TEDx Brisbane
  • Bris Asia Festival
  • Woodford Folk Festival
  • Jungle Love
  • Yonder Festival

He has also performed privately for Politicians and Celebrities (which will go nameless 😉

Hik also works as private drum instructor and has held clinic/workshops nationally and internationally and is teaching students at all ages and levels.

Outside music, Hik is obsessed with motorsport and drives a Honda Civic Type R. He can also be seen frequently crashing racing sims.

Drum Lessons

Hik is available to teach students of all ages and levels. Lessons are tailored to the student’s individual needs, levels and goals.

Why learn with Hik?


20+ years playing experience


Bachelor of Music (Queensland University of Technology)


Learn in a relaxed and fun environment


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  • All Styles of Music (Rock, Pop, Jazz, Funk, Latin, Heavy Metal, Punk, Electronic, Roots)
  • Technique and Rudiments
  • Time Keeping/Playing to a metronome
  • Learning Songs
  • Improvisation
  • Drum Solos!!!
  • Coordination and Independence
  • Reading Drum Notation/Sight Reading
  • Advanced Concepts (“Gospel Chops”, Polyrhythms, Odd-Time Signatures, Metric Modulations)
  • Tuning
  • AMEB/Trinity Exams
  • Preparing for Auditions
  • Working as a Professional Musician



Hik teaches out of his home studio based in Riverhills, Brisbane.

The studio is equipped with 3 drumkits and recording facilities. Airconditioned too!

No need to own a drum kit!

Online Lessons

Hik is also available to teach online via Skype and/or Zoom.

All you will need is:

  • A computer/tablet with a webcam and microphone.
  • Video messaging app (Skype, Zoom)
  • Fast Internet Connection
  • Access to a drumkit

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made at least 3 hours prior to scheduled lesson time. If you give less than 3 hours’ notice, full fee will apply.



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Session Work

Hik is available too for live or studio session work.
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Contact Hik

If you are thinking about learning to play drums, why not get a free 15min trial lesson with Hik!

For all teaching services, session and live performances, call 0401 559 155, or email, or fill in your details in the online form.

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