Principal and Founder of Joyful Drumming School
Recognised as a talented musician from an early age, Adel commenced his musical career from an early age and whilst at primary school.
Adel was awarded a scholarship to the Cairo Conservatorium of Music where he commenced his formal training in Drums, Piano and Violin. From the Conservatorium he was selected as a bandsman for a popular Egyptian children’s TV show “El Musrah El Saghier” (“The Small Stage”) where he featured as a Percussionist for two and a half years prior to the family’s migration to Australia.
Since arriving in Australia, Adel concentrated on his love of all Percussion instruments and performed both in Australia and Internationally with a number of Middle Eastern and Western bands including Sahara (now Boom Crash Opera), Black Train (nine piece Gypsy band based in Sydney), The Amera Show (Sydney), Javalani (South African soul and funk band based in Melbourne), and has featured recently on a number of local and national radio shows talking and performing Egyptian and Middle Eastern music. Adel is continuing to be invited to perform as a guest artist with many prominent Belly Dance schools around Australia, also with musicians such as Jay Bishoff, Paul Robert Burton (Sunshine Coast), and has performed at a number of venues and festivals including the National Press Club and the Woodford Folk, Tamworth Country Music and Kiama Jazz & Blues Festivals.
Adel continues to share his knowledge and love of Egyptian and Middle Eastern music, particularly his skills as a Percussionist and Drummer, by teaching regular classes on the Sunshine Coast, and conducting workshops in Noosa, Brisbane and Australia-wide.