About

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Peter Vadiveloo is a musician and music teacher based in Melbourne, Australia (Kulin nation).

Peter has performed and taught nationally and internationally for over 20 years.

He has forged a remarkable career by developing three separate yet related musical pursuits:  singer/songwriter, drummer/percussionist and teacher.

Peter has experience in an astonishing array of musical styles including jazz, flamenco, comedy cabaret, rock/pop, Middle Eastern, musicals, folk, latino, West African, North African, South African and Afro-Cuban.

Influenced by a background in musical theatre and comedy cabaret, Peter is an accomplished performer and front man.

However, he is just as at home sitting behind a drum kit providing a solid groove for others. His singing/playing can be heard on over 20 commercially available recordings.

Peter composes for his various projects in the genres of world music, comedy cabaret, contemporary guitar-singer and instrumental music.

Peter currently performs as a singer/songwriter and a session drummer/percussionist. In addition, he is a founding member of the cult folk comedy cabaret band Jugularity, and also the flamenco-inspired duo, Encuentro. He is also the drummer in Pearl – The Janis Joplin Show. 

Peter is sought after as a teacher of drum kit and percussion and has taken his teaching programs around Australia and internationally. He teaches both individual and group classes.

Outside of music, Peter had a previous career as a medical research scientist, and holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry (Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne).

In 1997 he won the World Kelp Hanging Championship (Amateur Division) on King Island. 

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