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Daunt began learning drums at age 12 while he attended Carine Senior High School. In his senior year he won the top music student award for jazz performance. When he was 15, Daunt toured Australia with the Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia Brass Band to Melbourne, Hobart and Perth competing in the National Brass Championships in 2010, 2011 and 2013.  In 2014, Daunt was accepted into the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts to study a Bachelor of Music Degree majoring in Jazz Performance. Daunt has recently completed his further studies at WAAPA resulting in a First Class Honours Music Degree majoring in Jazz Performance (2017).

Daunt has performed in Perth at the Perth Concert Hall, Regal Theatre, Perth International Jazz Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Perth Fringe Festival, Perth Stadium, Perth Crown, Astor Theatre, King Street Corner Pocket, 459 Bar, Rosemount Hotel, Downstairs at His Majesty’s State Theatre, Perth Royal Show and more. Daunt has performed nationally at Doo Bop Jazz Bar Brisbane, Foundry 616 Sydney, and at Jazz lab and Paris Cat Jazz Club in Melbourne.

Daunt has performed with Kneebody, Troy Roberts, David Theak, Julian Argüelles, Migiwa Miyajima, Kate Cebrano, Ross Irwin, Alan Vizutti, Robert Childs, David Childs, MFG and others.

Daunt released his debut album Fragile Information in 2016. It features Luke Minness, Nick Abbey and Chris Foster.

In 2015, Ryan performed at the Bridgetown Blues Festival with the Zack Linton Trio and won the 2015 Blues Challenge, resulting in a trip to Memphis, TN and an opportunity to perform at the 2016 annual Memphis International Blues Challenge. In August 2016, Ryan attended the 2016 Croatian drum camp, where he studied with drumming legends Steve Gadd, John Riley, Horacio Hernandez and Claus Hessler. Daunt placed in the top 10 drummers in Drumtek’s Australia’s Best Up and Coming Drummer competition in 2015 and 2018. Ryan exclusively endorses Bosphorus Cymbals.

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by Ryan Daunt

6 Original tracks composed and performed by Ryan Daunt.


Chris Foster - Piano

Nick Abbey - Bass

Luke Minness - Tenor Saxophone

Buy now!

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As Leader

  • Fragile Information (2016)

As Sideman

With Piece of Walter

  • Have a Slice (2013)

With Gemma Farrell

  • Organised Chaos (2017)


  • Segue on the Beach (2017)

With MFG

  • MFG (2018)


  • Volume one (2018)

With West Australia Youth Jazz Orchestra

  • Best of WAYJO 2018 (2018)

With Tim Voutas

  • Introducing TVQ (2019)



Ryan recently graduated from WAAPA with a First Class Honours Degree majoring in jazz performance.

Teaching Qualities

Almost a decade teaching experience in high schools, primary school, private tuition and music schools.

-Can teach any age/level from beginner to advanced

-Working with Children's Check

-Police Clearance

-Tailored lesson specific to each student to maximise learning speed and quality

-Drum set, sticks and books to work from

Develop the any/all of the following skills:

-Learn how to play any style of music

-Learn how to play along to your favourite songs

-Learn drum set technique

-Be able to improvise on the drum set

-Prepare for an audition for your school/university/band

-Develop co-ordination and independence

-Play music just purely for fun and enjoyment

-Learn drum set notation and theory


“I would highly recommend Ryan as a drum teacher. Ryan is a gifted and talented teacher. My son looks forward to lessons with Ryan. He is very motivated and makes learning the drums fun and exciting! During lessons, Ryan listens to the student and develops strategies to make learning easier and practising the drums fun!” - Sheeja

“I am a sixty-six year old guitarist who has recently started learning drums. Ryan is a thoroughly competent teacher with a genuine enthusiasm for imparting his (impressive) skills and knowledge. His lessons are a perfect mix of what I want to know and what I need to know to keep me inspired, keen to do the work, developing my skills and enjoying my playing. I couldn’t ask for a better – or nicer teacher!” -Peter

“Ryan has been teaching my son for the past 3 years and has been amazing. My son has learned so much from him. Ryan is a great drummer.” - Irina

Price list:

30 minute lesson at Ryan's studio - $30

60 minute lesson at Ryan's studio - $60

60 minute lesson at your own home - $65

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