Katie Randall is an exceptional drummer known for her dynamic and expressive style.
With a powerful presence and a deep understanding of rhythm, she has established
herself as a sought-after percussionist in the Brisbane music scene.
Born and raised in Toowoomba, Katie discovered her passion for drumming at an early age. Her innate sense
of rhythm and natural talent propelled her to explore various musical genres and
techniques. She immersed herself in the works of drumming legends like Dave Grohl,
Sheila E, Taylor Hawkins, Cindy Blackman, Thomas Pridgen, Jeff Pocaro, Larnell Lewis,
Max Roach, Buddy Rich and Paul Motian, drawing inspiration from their virtuosity and
After re-locating to Brisbane, Katie studied at the Jazz Music Institute, completing a
Bachelor in Jazz Performance majoring drum kit in 2019 and received the Brad Roger’s
Memorial Award for Academic Excellence. Katie has been fortunate to have studied under
some of Australia’s finest drummer’s and musicians such as David Jones, Tim Firth, Andy
Gander, Dave Sanders, Ben Hauptmann, Brendan Clarke and more. Katie also had the
opportunity to attend lessons and masterclasses with internationally renowned drummers
such as Jerome Jennings, Ari Hoenig and Joe Farnsworth.
Katie has performed alongside artists such as Dan Sultan, Hope D, Tia Gostelow, Mahalia
Barnes, Casey Donovan, Darren Middleton (Powderfinger), Hannah Sands and Bobby Alu.
She has also been a part of multiple ensembles and productions including The
Queensland Symphony Orchestra Big Band (2020), The Jazz Music Institute Big Band
(2018) Women of Voice (2019) and The Sunshine Club (2022). Katie continues to play a
wide range of genres with local bands such as Matt Hsu’s Obscure Orchestra, Rosa Mack,
The Dawn Light, HRBRT, Solchld, Úmbriel, Yas Queen, and DISCOTrain to name a few.
“I believe that music has the power to transform lives and enrich the soul. As a
percussion and drum teacher, my goal is to inspire and guide students on their
musical journey. I strive to instill a lifelong love for music in each student, whether
they pursue a career in music or simply enjoy playing as a hobby. I am dedicated to
helping my students discover their full potential, build confidence, and develop a
deep appreciation for the art of percussion. With over five years of experience
teaching percussion and drums, I have worked with students of all ages and skill
levels. From beginners discovering their passion for drumming to advanced
students honing their techniques, I adapt my teaching to suit each individual's
needs and goals. My teaching style revolves around fostering a strong foundation
in rhythm, technique, and musicality. I incorporate a variety of teaching methods,
including hands-on practice, sight-reading exercises, aural listening practice and
improvisation. Through a balanced approach, I aim to create a supportive and
creative environment where students can explore their rhythmical abilities, develop
technical skills, and express themselves through music.” - Katie Randall