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Jonathon Tressler

Dip Jazz Perf(L7), Dip Tchg Lrn –

Manager & Drum Kit Teacher

Jonathon is an established drummer of 26 years and his career has included full-time teaching for over 16 years. Jonathon graduated from both the Christchurch Jazz School and Christchurch Teacher’s College, and has the qualifications to back up his experience. He is employed full time as an Itinerant Music Teacher, teaching in six Canterbury schools under the arm of the Forte Itinerant Music Teaching Service (managed by Hagley College). This service is comprised of 19 qualified and registered itinerant teachers which Jonathon co-manages. He also has experience in teaching primary and intermediate aged students, and in both public and private education establishments. Jonathon is passionate about quality drum kit education for New Zealand students. This passion led him to the UK where he met Drumsense founder Colin Woolway, and their connection led to Jonathon’s pioneering role bringing the Drumsense programme to NZ. As well as introducing Drumsense to New Zealand, he has trained and mentored many drum teachers around the country holding seminars and clinics in this method.



Aidan Stewart


Aidan is an experienced drummer who has been playing for 9 years and is currently in his final year of study at CPIT Jazz School. He has a Distinction in Grade 8 Trinity College Drums and played in numerous bands including brass band for 6 years, a covers band, a wedding band and a high school rock band which won people’s choice award at Rockquest in 2010. As a previous student of Jonathon Tresslers Aidan has gained a good understanding of the drumsense programme and can pass that knowledge onto students.