Malcolm Newland is a Victorian-born, Canberra-based drummer, percussionist and musical educator.

After graduating high school, he completed a Bachelor of Music, majoring in Classical Percussion from the ANU School Of Music. During this time, Malcolm studied abroad at the Jacobs School Of Music in Indiana University, USA. Following the completion of this degree, he completed a further Honours degree in Jazz Vibraphone from the Victorian College of the Arts.

Malcolm has more than 7 years' experience as a music tutor, having taught drum set and percussion lessons both privately and at Burgmann Anglican School.

Malcolm has performed in a range of musical settings. Some highlights from his performance career so far include performing:

  • As the on field entertainment for the Cricket World Cup in Canberra in 2015
  • The percussion part in the stage production of MAMMA MIA! when the company toured to Canberra in 2017
  • And conducting percussion ensemble music for the Busan International Music Festival 2018 in Korea.

Malcolm was also the drummer for Australian indie rock band Sputnik Sweetheart.


As of 2023, Malcolm is the Director of Groove Warehouse where he oversees and manages the retail component of the business both online and in-store, as well as teaching drum set classes in the GW ‘Drumnasium’ educational facility.

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