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Joseph Marchisella - Drums

 
Yamaha drums endorsee Joe Marchisella is one of Australia’s most in demand and respected drumkit and percussion players,having worked across all genre’s of music both nationally and internationally with artists such as James Morrison, Dale Barlow, Jamie Oehlers, Don Burrows, Laura Kahl, Con Campbell, Emma Pask, Darren Percival, The Queensland Orchestra, The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, The Queensland Pops Orchestra, Venetta Fields, Steve Newcomb, Toby Wren, Rhonda Burchmore, Marially Pacheco ( Cuba, Europe ) The Ten Tenors, Ernie Watts ( USA ) , Tony Hobbs, Jon English, Simon Gallaher, plus numerous professional theatrical productions. 
 
During Joe’s study at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, he was awarded a Lord Mayors Performing Arts Fellowship to attend the prestigious and grueling Drummers Collective Music School in New York City, passing with honors in Drumkit Performance and Recording Techniques. During this time, Joe studied with Jack DeJohnette, brush master Clayton Cameron, Mike Lauren, Kim Plainfield, Jeff “Tain” Watts and many more. 
 
Joe also maintains a busy educational schedule including workshops, masterclasses and private lessons.  In 2014, he was invited to present workshops in China as part of the Silk Road International Percussion Festival. 
 
Joe specializes in Moeller Hand Technique (ex-student of Jim Chapin), rock, funk, jazz, odd time, recording techniques, brush playing in all styles, polyrhythmic/cross-rhythm application, Latin American (Brazilian and Cuban) rhythms, sight reading/reading skills, drum tuning plus any other areas of interest to students. Joe also has a large amount of experience guiding students through the AMEB and Trinity drumkit examination syllabuses in which all of his past students achieving marks of 90% or higher. 

 

 

 

 

 

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