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What’s a fire without a spark?

I work with people who are keen to explore their potential and who have a dream to achieve something special in their lives. If you have the spark and motivation to achieve then we should talk.

I teach brand new drummers and those already learning or playing who want to grow and develop their confidence, creativity and musicianship skills.


I am now offering lessons online. I use the Zoom platform and all you need is the free Zoom app downloadable from and a device with a camera - be it a phone, iPad, laptop or desktop computer. I can help you through the instructions and it's very easy. Feel free to contact me below any time for advice, help, or any questions you may have.

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Please note: Minimum Age 11 years.


"Marcel became a significant influence on me as a young drummer . My interest in music grew as my lessons exposed me to a wide range of genres including Rock, Jazz, Country and Latin. In addition to broadening my musical horizons, my lessons covered the technical, theory and sight-reading skills that would see me through my NCEA music assessments and later my Music degree at the University of Otago. Every week Marcel brought an inspirational level of energy and enthusiasm. You wouldn’t be able to find a more supportive teacher for drummers of any age or ability."

Taylor Sizemore, Dunedin

"I just loved my time at lessons for many reasons. A master musician was teaching me. Marcel can relate to his students at all levels. He gives 110% of his time, knowledge and effort to his students and is always ready to give advice or support. I want to say thanks Marcel for what you have taught me in a short space of time and for your on going support and friendship."

Neil Jones-Sexton, Dunedin

"Marcel is not only a great drummer but a brilliant teacher. I have learnt so much. Not only on rudiments as such but also on all aspects of being a drummer in a band. Marcel is patient, inspirational, enthusiastic and is always there to help and offer advice. Would I recommend Marcel to aspiring drummers? You bet I would!"

Stewart Springer, Dunedin


Marcel Rodeka is one of New Zealand’s finest drummers. He is among that rare breed of drummers who combine groove, feel, subtlety and power, and can use these diverse skills whenever necessary. I have always enjoyed working with Marcel because he adapts well to any musical situation and he is always supportive of whatever demands are made of him. A further positive factor is his excellent time–keeping, he locks the rhythm section together and makes the rest of the band feel at ease. This positivity is also reflected in his personality. In my own career, which spans forty years, I have been fortunate to perform with many high profile musicians, most of whom were easy to work with, and I place Marcel into this elite club. I must finally add that any gig with Marcel is guaranteed to be a musical pleasure.

Dr. Rob Burns PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Music
University of Otago


Drummer, Educator