Toby Bender is a performer, educator and clinician from Melbourne Australia. A skilled Drummer, Percussionist and Singer; Toby has traveled the world and has been a highly regarded professional musician for over a decade. He studied classical, orchestral and contemporary music at Wesley College in his formative years and later at the Victorian College of the Arts to study jazz. Since leaving tertiary studies in 2008, he has performed throughout Australasia, North America, South America and throughout the Caribbean and has studies in Brazil, Cuba and the USA. He has also been involved in many high level stage productions, music and arts festivals, studio recordings and has recently returned to Melbourne after performing in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil during the 2016 Olympic Games and a month long study tour to Havana, Cuba and NYC, USA.