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Australian Percussion Academy/Sergei Golovko

Artists/Composers - Master Educators & Endorsers


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The mission of the Australian Percussion Academy is to provide the highest quality education in the art of playing percussion and drums. APA develops percussionists with strong fundamental skills at the highest level of performance.

As part of it’s mission, APA organizes workshops, master classes, conferences and other professional development activities for Percussion teachers. These efforts are to help them foster a greater understanding of teaching techniques, newest methods in percussion education, pedagogy and performance. APA offers percussion instruction for all ages, from early childhood programs through adults. APA students and alumni have received university percussion scholarships and won events such as the Australian Percussion Eisteddfod and The Royal South Street Festival. APA students have participated in such prestigious events, like World Parliament of Religions, United Nations Conference, Melbourne International Festivals and Australia Day Concerts.

apa sergei and studentsThe Director of APA is internationally acclaimed virtuoso marimba and xylophone soloist Sergei Golovko. He completed his studies at the Moscow State Conservatory and Russian Academy of Music.
 Sergei has toured internationally and been awarded prizes and honorary diplomas at domestic and international festivals such as the National Percussion Content, the International Festival in Korea and the Vienna-Music and Radio-France Festivals in Europe. Sergei has been teaching for many years at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. He has served as an Artistic Director of the Australian Drummers Show Band, Musical Director and Conductor for the Australia Day Concerts in Melbourne, and has worked with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Melbourne International Festivals. He has also recorded and performed for movies, TV, radio and commercial advertisements. 




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Photos courtesy of Joseph Darmenia