Aaron McCoullough drummer/composer/educator born in Wollongong, Australia holds a Bachelor Of Music with Honours, a Masters of Education, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate (PhD) investigating applied contemporary drumming techniques.
The endowment of numerous awards and scholarships from tertiary institutions, and the Australian Arts Council has enabled Aaron to travel both nationally and internationally, which has led to extended stays in New York studying with many of today's leading improvisers/educators.
Central to Aaron’s skill set is his distinguished ability to adapt to various musical contexts. This is recognised by his demand as an accompanist with a variety of renowned artists, some of which include: Dr. Tony Gould, Joe Chindamo, Daniel Gassin, Jack Beeche, Hugh Stuckey, and Hetty Kate. Aaron’s work as an accompanist has led to numerous international and national appearances at festivals and venues throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the UAE.
Aaron is also actively involved in composing and performing his original music, which has lead to national touring and the commercial release 'Portrait of Thoughts' (released 2013) featuring: Hugh Stuckey, Sean Wayland, and Sam Zerna.
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