ABOUT THE GENERAL MANAGER / INSTRUCTOR
Dinesh aka Dr.D is a young and passionate instructor as well as a multi-instrumentalist. Not only is he the sole instructor in Drumstruck certified in Keyboards and Pop Piano, he also holds a Distinction in grade 8 Drums. One of his main attributes is specialising in teaching students with special needs as well as educating young children. Over the years, Dinesh has taught students with various kinds of special needs and has accumulated the experience to handle different situations and help them improve not only in music playing, but also in other areas of life. His patience and dedication to music teaching is a hit with children and he has never failed to allure students with his charisma.
Dinesh was destined to have a career in music and he started learning music instruments early in his life. He was a clarinetist in his primary school and a percussionist in his secondary school’s wind orchestra. Throughout his school days, not only did he receive recognition with the school bands for achieving the Singapore Youth Festival Gold and Silver Awards, he was also constantly recognized individually and held positions such as ‘Section Leader’ and was promoted yearly from a ‘First Sergeant’ to ‘Master Sergeant’ through to a ‘Drum Major’. Over the years, he has accumulated experiences playing with schools in various corporate and national events that include the Standard Chartered Marathons, Aseanpol Functions and National Day Parades and performed at well-known venues such as Shangri-la Hotel, Fort Canning Park as well as The Esplanade.
Dinesh served his national service as a military Musician in the Singapore Armed Forces Band. Assigned as a clarinetist, Dinesh was involved in major parades and performed for National Day Parade, Officers Commissioning Parade and Mr. Lee Kuan Yew’s State funeral at the Parliament House.
Dinesh has attained Electone Grade 9-6 through his musical education at Yamaha Music School and he also holds a triple certification in Band-based Keys, Pop Piano and Drums under Rock School UK. With his keyboard playing expertise, Dinesh was also involved in composing riffs in an educational book titled ‘Drumming for Children’.
Dinesh has sessioned in bands for various corporate and social events and has performed in venues such as The Esplanade, Suntec City as well as Timbre and has performed for Brands Concert, sharing the same stage as Wang Lee Hom, a Taiwanese Pop Star. Together with his band Veritas, Dinesh also performed as a keyboardist at the ‘Anirudh live in Singapore’ concert to a 5000 strong crowd as well as the MediaCorp’s 50th Anniversary, Vasantham Live concert at the Gallery Theatre. Dinesh also performs in the live music scene weekly, playing TOP 40’s tracks to Clubbers and party goers. Outside of Keyboards and Drums, he has also played in Batucada Ensembles and is able to teach and conduct Batucada curriculums, one of the unique workshops that Drumstruck offers for corporate companies and schools for team building activities.
His experience in music teaching started in 2009 and since then, Dinesh has taught a wide age group of students and is currently a fundamental part in Drumstruck’s pool of instructors. Dinesh is also an integral part of the Drumstruck Instructors Jam Band, Veritas, that continues to help students assimilate into live playing and develop the necessary charisma to play in a band setting. Every band needs a keyboard player to truly achieve musical dynamism, so let Dr.D transform you into the next Depeche Mode, Herbie Hancock or Stevie Wonder!