Oliver began learning piano when he was four and in year 3 joined the school percussion ensemble, playing in it for 2 years. After being selected for the year 5 band program on percussion he started private lessons with Veronica Bailey the following year. He was awarded the Year 6 Music Award in 2020. Oliver currently plays in the ANU Open School Percussion Ensemble as well as the Mount Stromlo High School Band. He is currently in year 9 and as well as percussion and piano, which he now studies with Sally Greenaway, he also enjoys Scouts, competitive swimming and, perhaps unsurprisingly for a percussionist, maths competitions.