Patrick Richardson

Patrick R.

Philadelphia, PA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I believe that drumming is a universal practice for joy, health, communication and discipline available for anybody...any age...any brain...any body.

I enjoy helping other people find the groove within them, strive to improve, and adapt their drumming regimen to make "the work" of drum practice feel more like the "play" of sport and meditation ... fun, free, and refreshing
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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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