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Taylor has flourished providing a solid backbone through drums and percussion to some of the thriving Melbourne music scenes best acts, including his permanent gigs with The Soulenikoes, Caution:Thieves and The Story Model. His adept composition and performance in these bands drew the attention of others, and he soon found himself clocking on as backline for internationally renowned act Bellusira, as well as the D2 Drumline, which saw him perform on a national televised stage at the Cricket World Cup at the MCG, and as part of the NRL Finals at AAMI Park.
Also an accomplished and accredited instructional teacher, Taylor has ten years teaching experience all across Melbourne and Geelong. Priding himself on his abilities, patience and enthusiasm for his discipline, Taylor’s teaching efforts have been rewarded with great rapport with his past and present students, and has seen him coach some all the way to selection for Top Class for High Performance in VCE Music (solo).
Taylor’s extensive credentials include a Bachelor of Music (Monash University) and a Graduate Diploma from Australian Catholic Universtiy. He has studied under several proficient teachers and drummers including Graham Morgan, Tony Floyd, Dave Beck, Danny Farrugia, Gerry Pantazis and Lucius Borich (COG). In further pursuit of his passion, Taylor travelled to the USA to study with America’s own titans of drumming, Dave Elitch (The Mars Volta), Tommy Igoe (Birdland Big Band) and Ari Hoenig (Punk Bop; Ari Hoenig Trio).