Nelis du Plessis
Nelis started playing Drums at age 15. After initially being self-taught, at age 17 he enrolled at COPA and attained N6 certificate in Performance. Subsequently, between 2008-2014, Nelis went on to lecture at COPA in Pretoria, obtaining OBE certification and working as a registered assessor over that time, in addition to his professional performance commitments.
Nelis has an extensive Drumming profile, which include DVD, Radio, TV & Live performances with the likes of original SA bands, The Centrefolds, Ardé, Liezel Marshall Band, Parts & Fiction, along with various Jazz and Blues outfits – Deep Blue C, Elrine Louise and SAMA award winning Gospel group, The Plain Truth. He has also featured in numerous Barnyard Theatre Productions: Hollywood Rocks, Glory Days 99 Hits & Thank You For The Music, to name a few.
Nelis’ philosophy on playing Drums extends equally to his take on teaching the instrument; “I am a professional drummer and teacher who specializes in Rock, Jazz & Pop music and Live performance. My instrument is my voice and an extension of my personality. I am really passionate about what I do and always perform with confidence”.