Grant's influential and inventive dedication to the instrument has spanned over twenty-five years, in which time he has developed new techniques and instrument combinations. This extensive commitment has also seen him make significant musical contributions, not only to the drums, but the music industry itself as his dedication extends from professional drumming, to corporate motivations and also educational instruction.
Master Drummer Dr. Grant Collins is an innovative and revolutionary soloist, who has a vigorous passion for the drums.
Education through inspiration and innovation
As well as Grant’s professional music career, he shares a dedication for the education of students through In-Schools programs, Workshops and also through mentoring seminars.
Grant’s motto of "Education through inspiration and innovation" rings true with every student in both private and schools coaching. From the beginning student through to the seasoned professional, Grant has the insight, inspiration and information for aspiring musicians of all levels. This has been will documented throughout his international tours as a clinician and educator where he has inspired thousands from around the globe.
When only the best will do
If you are a just starting out or a seasoned pro, Grant will be able to set you up on the right path to improve you drumming skills!
Before any student commences studying with Grant, they will be asked a series of questions in order to set an overview of goals for the student and the action steps required to reach these goals. This guarantees the highest of quality and individualised education. Focus is put on the students outcomes so that they remain enthusiastic throughout the whole learning process. While Grant will be guiding them through the processes, it is their goals and selected pathways, which will drive the criteria.
SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS
Bringing value to your classroom
Whether you are looking for a specialised workshop with serious music students or an introduction for an enjoyable musical experience, Grant has programs and workshops to cater for all levels. Workshops are available for single classes, entire music or school population and community projects and events.
All workshops have been carefully crafted by Grant, drawing on his 30+ years of performance and education experience.
In the Studio or Skype
Ensemble Works | Play-Alongs | Drum Solos
As well as a being a world class performer and educator, Grant is also highly regarded as a composer and is a prolific writer of musical works. From ensemble works to play-along backing tracks to solo drum pieces, Grant has music for a range of skill levels and styles. He has been commissioned by conservatoriums and groups, and has had his pieces played by ensembles ranging from small groups to orchestras. Many of the drumset works and studies are very popular for student auditions and for taking your playing to the next level.
Half Day | One Day | Two Day
A progressive initiative by Grant to bring his drumming and musical skills to your community.
Grant's drum camps are designed to bring the best out in your drumming and to give you the knowledge and skills to take your playing to the next level. Camps are designed to cater for beginner to Professional levels with materials that will get you excited about playing drums. Please enquire if you would like to bring Grant to your community for a drum camp!
Keynote Presentations | Workshops | Performance
Are you looking for something different and inspirational for your company event? Well, you've just found it!
After performing for thousands across the globe, Grant’s travels, experiences and very creative outlooks combine for what is an informative, educational and inspirational experience.
Grant personal story of commitment, enthusiasm and passion will inspire employers, employees, individuals and teams to reach their maximum potential in both their work related and private lives. Grant’s communication skills enable him to reach a diverse range of audiences with lessons in achievement, meeting your own personal needs as well as the needs of others, instilling potential in ourselves and others, and developing and reaching goals and ambitions.
"You did a great job coveying your passion for what it takes to be successful. there was so much spirit in the room and the attendees were quite excited. Hearing your stories and anecdotes motivated our students to pursue their dreams. We value so much the work you do for us. You are a great change agent and inspiration to young people."
Corinda State High School
"A Master of his medium..."
"Grant Collins is a Master of his medium, giving people who are hungry for more life the wisdom, insights, understanding, and inspiration they need to achieve it."
Mike Tyler Senior Education Officer, Education Queensland
Blow Away Inspirational Entertaining
"...be prepared for the ride he will take you on... you will remember it for the rest of your life!”
Grant's solo concerts are a literal Tour de Force! Be captivated by his musical visions and his virtuosic artistry on the drumset. His Compostions are on the cutting edge of percussion performance with an approach which is both creative and visionary. He doesn't see a drumset, but a huge orchestra which he using to take the audience on a journey of musical expression.
Bring Grant to your venue or community to blow away audiences and to feel the percussive arts at there very best!
"Grant Collins, the virtuoso drummer, led a musical revolution. His “multi-timbral soundscapes” shattered any preconceived notions about the artistic capacity of drumming. His compositions were complex and surprisingly narrative. But how can drumming be narrative? I guess it was a had-to-be-there experience!"
Arts Hub Australia