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Student Advisor
Sydney 02 9219 5444
Melbourne 03 8610 4222
International +61 2 9219 5444


1 Foveaux St,
Surry Hills NSW, 2010.

120 King St,
Melbourne VIC, 3000.

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Chris is a 3rd generation drummer and percussionist originally from the U.S.A. He began his musical training with his father, Jerry Fields, who introduced him to Drum Kit, Afro-Cuban Percussion, and Indian Tabla. He continued his Tabla training under the intense guidance of Pandit Ram Chandra Suman as well as the legendary Pandit Shankar Ghosh and Sri Yogesh Samsi.

Chris began playing and recording professionally at the age of 15 and has performed all over the U.S., Caribbean, and Mexico....playing everything from Jazz and Rn'B to Salsa and Indian Classical Music.
Since moving to Sydney Chris has enjoyed performing with the likes of Olivia Newton John, Barry Gibb, Rai Thistlethwayte, John Ferris (INXS) Hariharan (Bollywood Great), Danni Da Ros (The Voice), Glenn Gunningham (The Voice), Sandy Evans, Guy Strazz, Sean Coffin, Bobby Singh, Matt McMahon, Rick Robertson (DIG), Tim Rollinson (DIG), The Felas (Afro Beat), Yama Sarshar, Sarangan....and countless others.

Chris is an active clinician and educator. He holds an M.A. from Macquarie University (where he focused on cross cultural improvisation) and holds a B.F.A. from Georgia State University. He teaches Latin Percussion, World Percussion, Drums and Improvisation at The Australian Institute of Music and has given countless lectures, demonstrations and workshops within Australia and abroad.