Instructors

Helman Kamal

Drums and percussions make up the bigger part of Helman’s life. Classically trained as a symphonic percussionist, his obsession with drums and percussions soon transcended beyond genres. Performing genres ranging from classical to rock; electronic to traditional, he has enjoyed playing both local and regional gigs.

These include various performances such as the “Esplanade Presents” series, opening of Silk Club in Bintan Lagoon Resort, and sporadic shows at many nightlife spots around Singapore. Helman is also part of a percussion unit, Fanka Fellas, who is the premiere djembe band in Asia. Fanka Fellas, who appear regularly at percussion hotspots such as Blu Jaz Cafe and Barrio Chinos, have recently released their debut album, Jump.

Matthias (Wicked Aura / Sweatshop Jam)

A much-in-demand contemporary drummer who is skilled in both hand percussion and the drum kit, Matthias has had opportunities to perform at various local and International events including Solo International Ethnic Music Festival, Gilles Peterson. Closer to home, he has been actively involved in National Events such as the National Day Parade on three different years both as a performer and assisting in choreography. He hopes to continue achieving greater heights as a musician and to educate the future generation of musicians to come.