Patrick Richardson

Patrick R.

Philadelphia, PA
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Patrick delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+ and special needs

Teaching since:

7+ years teaching college-level creative and performance technology as a professor in multiple Philadelphia institutions:
- Temple University: Boyer college of Music and Dance
- Drexel University: Westphal college of media
- Art Institute of Philadelphia: Audio Production program

Drumming for over 25 years.
Performed acoustic and/or electronic drums on over 12 recordings
Rehearsed and performed local or touring in over 10 bands.

Electronic instrument service/customization for 10 years.

Since 2016, I've given drum-lessons my home studio; teaching rock/jazz/metal/rap and more to students 6 and up.

Presently on staff at Philadelphia School of Rock.

Expertise in drum machines for fresh perspectives on kit or computer.

With training in Psychology and Dance, I teach RHYTHM for exercise and meditation as much as for musical empowerment and expression.

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Drum Instructor
Aug 2018 - Present
School of Rock, Philadelphia

1-on-1 coaching with students 6+, teaching:
basics of drumkit technique,
● song analysis and rehearsal for ensemble performance
● basic to advanced drumkit techniques
● drum rudiments
● personal ergonomics and economy of motion

Drum Instructor
Apr 2016 - Present
Private/Home lessons

1-on-1 lessons teaching:

● drumkit technique
● song study for play-along to recordings
● drum notation and literacy
● rudiments and stick control
● ergonomics and economy of motion
● e-drum fundamentals, to get the most from an electronic kit (metronome training, sound design, sensor calibration, etc)

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Masters of Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Apr 2008 - Aug 2010
Drexel University
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Sep 2000 - May 2004
Oberlin College


Limited Proficiency


IEEE Computer Association
Apr 2011

The IEEE-SA is a leading consensus building organization that nurtures, develops and advances global technologies. Our standards drive the functionality, capabilities and interoperability of a wide range of products and services that transform the way people live, work and communicate

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Photos & Videos

Hello !

Student Kit (L) and Teacher Kit (R) side by side.

the WarmUp area, with practice pads and metronome

On of my students "J" showing off her improved stick-technique on the auxiliary kit !

Drum student "M" works out a a transcription of the beat to a song he's learning on the dry-erase sheet music above the Student Kit.

Studio computer for recording progress and cueing songs. A "DJ altar" to explroe MIDI and beat-making tools.


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