Stuart is completing a Bachelor of Music Degree in Contemporary Performance, Majoring in Songwriting with Drums as his Major Instrument at the Australian Institute of Music.
Stuart began playing drums at the age of 9, and joined his primary school band. Throughout high school, in addition to drums, Stuart began to expand his musical knowledge by joining the School Vocal Ensemble and taking guitar lessons.
In year 9, Stuart was the drummer for his high schools production of the Musical ‘Zeussical’ and then in year 11, played Drums again for ‘High School Musical’.
Stuart then went on to complete both Music 2 and Extension Music (composition) for his HSC.
The following year, Stuart returned his old school as an Alumni member in the band for the schools production of the musical ‘Back to the 80’s’ on Electric Guitar.
Before beginning his degree at The Australian Institute of Music (AIM), Stuart formed an originals band called ‘Just Breathe’, playing a major role in the songwriting process.
After making new connections at AIM, Stuart then found himself playing in 3 originals bands (Just Breathe, Megan and the Vegans, Crooked Frames) and a cover band, playing regular shows around Sydney. This helped Stuart expand his musical vocabulary, spanning from hard rock, to funk, to jazz, to world music, and everything in between.
After completing his graduating recital at AIM, having received a Distinction, Stuart is now completing his remaining class, leaving plenty of time to focus on his passion for teaching and playing