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Melbourne Groove Box is a boutique drum school conveniently based in Melbourne. From walking distance to and from Hampton station (Sandringham Line), it features state of the art facilities combined with an exceptional curriculum designed to empower each and every student to develop the necessary skills to achieve their aspirations.
Philippe Castermane (BMus Hons) is a professional drummer with over 20 years experience performing and teaching. He has taught at prestigious academies such as Drumtech (London)
University of West London, BiMM (London) and Australian Institute of Music (Melbourne). 



Address: 2B Edinburgh Street, Hampton, Victoria 3188


Nearest train station: Hampton (Sandringham Line)
Nearest bus stop: 3594 bus stop (Bus route 828, Hampton station to Berwick Station)
Nearest bus stop: 3392 bus stop (Bus route 828, Berwick Station to Hampton Station)



The teaching is based on concepts aiming to give you the tools to develop your own voice and creative ideas, covering topics such as:

  • Hand Technique 
  • Foot Technique
  • Timekeeping
  • Coordination/Independance
  • Creative Systems
  • Vocabulary
  • Styles
  • Sight Reading



One to One (Adults-over 16 years of age): 1h-$80AUD

One to One (Young Drummers under 16 years of age): 1/2h-$40AUD

10 Lessons Pre-Paid Pass (Adults): 10 X 1h-$700AUD

10 Lessons Pre-Paid (Young Drummers):10 X 1/2h-$350AUD


What They Say

I have had the privilege to help along the way musicians who are now playing with the likes of:

James McCartney, McFly, Periphery, The Algorithm, Tinchy Stryder, Tricky, Tinie Tempah, One Direction, I Blame Coco

Some of my students have been kind enough to share their experience:

"I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your experience with us since october to today. I've learned much more from you than from many people met before." Marco

"Amazing lessons...loved it!" Martin

"I was very excited to find a whole new perspective on my drumming after just a few lessons" Steven

"Phillipe really listened to what I wanted from the lesson and teaches with a very clear style, teaching not only what to do but why. As an instrumental teacher myself (on bass & guitar) I recommend him very highly." Ben

For more information or to book a lesson go to the contact page.